List etiquite: top posting or bottom posting? Voice your choice

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Mon Aug 18 08:01:33 EDT 2003

> From: Kneale Brownson <knotnook at>
> Depends on circumstance of the response.  If it's like this, with a single,
> short, question to answer, I generally use "bottom".   If it's a multipart
> question, I may intersperse, again, "bottoming" after each part of the
> question.  If I'm just providing a quip or a link, I may "top" and trim the
> question a bunch.
Well said, Kneale!  And I believe that Brett will appreciate the trimming of
irrelevent (and maybe irreverent) verbage.  Further, it buggs me when
someone responds with a personal message to an individual, deletes all
reference to the subject and then copies it to the list.


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