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Tim Delaney timothy.c.delaney at
Wed Feb 12 22:07:36 CET 2014

On 13 February 2014 02:17, Grant Edwards <invalid at invalid.invalid> wrote:

> On 2014-02-12, Ben Finney <ben+python at> wrote:
> >
> >> In other contexts eg corporates, often the culture is the opposite:
> >> top-posting with strictly NO trimming.
> >
> > I've never found a corporation that objects to the sensible
> > conversation-style, minimal-quotes-for-context interleaved posting style.
> I've always worked in corporations where the email "culture" is the
> Microsoft-induced "lazy and stupid" style as you describe.  And yet
> when I respond with editted quotes and interleaved repies like this I
> consitently get nothing favorable comments about it.  Some people have
> even asked how I do it -- though they don't seem to adopt it.

Yep - the problem is that you usually have to fight against the tools to do
it. It's worth the effort, but it can be really hard when you've got an
already existing top-posted email thread with people using bizarre fonts
and colours throughout.

Tim Delaney
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