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Re: Top or bottom posting; does it really matter? [message #411328 is a reply to message #411321] Tue, 28 September 2021 02:04 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
Charles Richmond is currently offline  Charles Richmond
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On 9/27/2021 6:25 PM, Mike Spencer wrote:
> Grant Taylor <gtaylor@tnetconsulting.net> writes:
>
>> On 9/26/21 10:41 PM, Mike Spencer wrote:
>>
>>> I occasionally top-post when a previous post may be needed
>>> for reference but my own contribution is essentially stand-alone
>>> and not in the nature of conversation. This appears to be common
>>> in business email where I find it workable and correct -- at worst a
>>> "minor burden".
>>
>> Why would you ever reply to a message / thread with something that's
>> stand-alone as opposed to starting a new thread?
>>
>> Your logic makes sense. But I don't understand why you would be in the
>> situation you describe.
>
> 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.
>

The name of this group contains the word:

*folklore*

"That reminds me of a story..." seems an adequate reason for topic drift
in this group.

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