|Re: Cut your tails||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Bob (bobleightwomeeps.com)|
|Date: Sat, 8 Sep 2018 10:41:55 -0700 (PDT)|
The need to cut tails parallels the prevalence of "top-posting": putting one's reply above rather than below the quoted text. For some, it's an old pet peeve. I see it as a matter of changing taste. Here is my favorite summary of one disadvantage of top-posting (other than encouraging long tails): Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text. > Why is top-posting such a bad thing? >> Top-posting. >>> What is the most annoying thing in e-mail? Hats off to Fred Olson who has worked to keep this list readable and manageable for many, many years! Bob On Sep 8, 2018, 1:10 PM -0400, Sharon Villines via Cohousing-L <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org>, wrote: > On Sep 8, 2018, at 12:00 PM, Tom Smyth <tom [at] tomsmyth.ca> wrote: > > > > In my dream world, everyone in our coho listserv will learn to “cut their > > > tails” in their posts. > > > > PS. Tails dutifully cut below. I wonder how much energy I am saving by > > doing so? > > I will add because another person once asked me —to cut or trim your tails, > _select_ the parts of the old messages that you don’t want to quote in your > message and _delete_ them. > > The tails also drive people who have to use voice readers crazy. Apparently > they can’t just skip to the next ‘real’ message. > > Sharon > ---- > Sharon Villines, Washington DC > > "We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.” — Walt Kelly > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://l.cohousing.org/info > > >
Cut your tails Jude Foster, September 8 2018
- Re: Cut your tails Tom Smyth, September 8 2018
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