OT email response format (was Re: TTL computing)

From: John Foust <jfoust_at_threedee.com>
Date: Tue Apr 16 08:18:24 2002

At 12:48 AM 4/16/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>> From: John Foust <jfoust_at_threedee.com>
>> Unfortunately, I don't think Winston said anything
>> about the inability to format e-mail responses
>> in conventional style, so we're stuck. "see below, plz."
>> now induces an immediate "CTRL/D" from my left hand.
>Okay, so what is the *preferred* method of replying to classiccmp posts?
>Reply at top? Replay at bottom? Or, embedded comments interspersed
>throughout the replied-to post? I prefer the latter, more conversational
>style . . .

You did fine. :-) When I see the entire message quoted
(with headers) and no white space between the quoted
text and the new comments, my eyes glaze over.

If there's a relevant passage, quote it, comment on it
and be done with it. If you think for a moment there's a
need to quote the entire previous message, then erase it all
and begin pontificating. Don't do both.

- John
Received on Tue Apr 16 2002 - 08:18:24 BST

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