Thread Subject: Re: Please do not top post
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Date: Thu, Oct 19 2006 5:05 AM
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I would also second Don's view regarding this. I am using a PDA so don't quite know how it will handle Outlook quoting of the previous person's message so apologies.
.From: "Barrett, Don"< = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
.Sent: 10/18/06 10:13:59 PM
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.Subject: Re: [teitac-websoftware] Please do not top post
."" The preferred technique is to just
." quote the sentiment you are responding to, or to delete the previous
." message and ensure your response provides sufficient context
."to stand on
." its own."
."And Jared responded:
.""Yep, something like this - only the relevant portions are
."quoted, with the quoted portion above my response."
."I asked Curtis about the screen reader usability of the
."greater than symbols (>) at the beginning of each line. He
."recommended that we use double quotes (") instead to enclose
."the portion of a posting to which we are responding.
.Well, it must be a sighted thing to hate top posting. As a screen
.reader user, I love top posting as you are right there with what the
.other person is saying easily accessible at the top of the heap. This
.method, I call composting, as one has to listen to all the **** before
.finding out what the replier is saying. Oh well, I will abide by the
.wishes of the majority; no sweat. Did I do this right; I used Gregg's
.great tip and told Outlook to use quotes before each line. A new
.experience for an old dog.
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