Re: Cut your tails
From: Bob (
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!

On Sep 8, 2018, 1:10 PM -0400, Sharon Villines via Cohousing-L <cohousing-l 
[at]>, wrote:
> On Sep 8, 2018, at 12:00 PM, Tom Smyth <tom [at]> 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
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