OT email response format (was Re: TTL computing)

From: Marvin Johnston <marvin_at_rain.org>
Date: Tue Apr 16 12:03:37 2002

Ignoring your flame bait, you need to realize that people have different
styles of writing/responding. I've only been online for about 20 years,
but "form over substance" is wrong regardless.

"R. D. Davis" wrote:
> Quothe Marvin Johnston, from writings of Tue, Apr 16, 2002 at 08:51:46AM -0700:
> > Okay, let me modify my statement. On short messages, the bottom or in
> > line is fine; on longer messages, then the top is appropriate. Since the
> No it isn't. Only those people new to using the 'net believe such
> foolish nonsense. Trim as much text as possible out of messages that
> are being replied to, and don't waste everyone's disk space, time
> and bandwith by including needless quotes, such as entire long messages
> or even entire threads, below the reply.
> > only purpose of quoting is to keep things in context, why not keep the
> > responses on the top where they can be read ... unless they are
> If you can't read responses unless they're on top, you need to begin
> using different software. :-)
Received on Tue Apr 16 2002 - 12:03:37 BST

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