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Re: Top or bottom posting; does it really matter? [message #411327 is a reply to message #411321] Tue, 28 September 2021 02:03 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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Originally posted by: Grant Taylor

On 9/27/21 5:25 PM, Mike Spencer wrote:
> Off the top of my head, without trying to get deep or analytical...
>
> "That reminds me of a story..."
>
> Connected, probably on-topic but not sequential.

As someone who makes extensive use of threading -- as in I will link and
unlink threads -- I have always tried to keep threaded replies as part
of the same conversation.

I've occasionally drafted new messages ~> new threads with very similar
subjects and starting a new topic. E.g.

--8<--
Subject: format=flowed

On 9/27/21 5:25 PM, Mike Spencer wrote:
> Connected, probably on-topic but not sequential.

Speaking of top or bottom posting, what do you think about format=flowed
vs fixed width?
-->8--

I don't know if this speaks to Quadibloc's comment about "reference" or
not. Reference seems like something specific and distinctly different
than simply "speaking of <topic>, who's run into <problem> with <topic>?
type thing.



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Grant. . . .
unix || die
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