[ic] Assistance Request

Marty Tennison marty at sediva.com
Fri Jan 13 09:35:42 EST 2006

Simon Swegles wrote:
> Are you honestly complaining about which side of the reply the 
> original message is quoted on? Honestly?

Hi Simon,

The forum guidelines for "no top posting" are an effort to keep the 
forum threads readable during discussions.  By not 'top posting', a 
reader can easily scan a message from top-to-bottom and left-to-right 
just as they would any normal document.  If the posts are 'top posted' 
or 'mixed posted' then the reader must jump around and try to figure out 
what the thread of the conversation was.  Most readers (especially the 
gurus) in this forum will stop following a thread if top posting occurs.

So the request to stop 'top posting' is one of etiquette, based on a 
structure that helps everyone communicate effectively.

I hope that helps.

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