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Re: Bottom Posting

From: Gregory Stark <stark(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
To: "Tom Lane" <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: "Andy Anderson" <aanderson(at)amherst(dot)edu>, "Postgres General List" <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Bottom Posting
Date: 2008-05-28 18:30:06
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"Tom Lane" <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:

> Bottom line: have some respect for your readers.  Make it easy to
> distinguish what you wrote from the preceding material, and remember
> that the only reason you are quoting anything at all is to provide some
> context for what you are saying.  We don't need to re-read the entire
> darn thread.

I don't think the people who top-post or quote the entire message are doing it
out of disrespect. They just have never been exposed to the traditional style.

The main reason I posted this was to demonstrate that there's really no reason
to quote the original message. My response was only to this one point and not
the longer previous point. I actually think this is a more important point to
get across than simply "don't top post" which just seems to generate lots of
"bottom posts" that are just as bad.

  Gregory Stark
  Ask me about EnterpriseDB's RemoteDBA services!

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