[time-nuts] Sulzer Labs D-5 oscillator
wb6bnq at cox.net
Sat Oct 11 10:09:35 UTC 2008
Mike Monett wrote:
There is a very big difference between a business email and a
A business email is usually between two people and concerns only
subject. The exchange is usually very short, perhaps a
question and a single reply. In these situations, top posting
probably the easiest method.
A forum is completely different. <snip>
In this situation, top posting is very inconsiderate. You
already heard all the reasons.
Just for your pleasure I am posting at the bottom. Hmmmm did I get
that right ?
While there is an issue with TOP/BOTTOM posting styles, I think the
original comment was referring to all the CRAP people include after
they "sign" at the bottom of their post. Some have [presumably] a cute
little saying, others are totally paranoid, and the original post had
so much crap that, besides wasting space, I did not bother to read it.
People or companies' use that space to post a form of denial or an
apology. Today, with such a litigious world, maybe it has some value.
Just think, you do not see the U.S. Post Office putting such verbiage
on the mail we give them to carry around.
The only stuff that makes sense after you "sign off" would be a phone
number or snail mail address, or perhaps a web site URL. One or two
short lines, after that it is going to far. That my view and I am
sticking to it !
As for the TOP/BOTTOM thing, I find it hard to read an email from the
bottom up to properly follow the action, especially with the extraneous
stuff. However, it is a pain, at times, to go the other way too. I
really hate it when people make a reply with no reference to what they
were referring to. You know, a blank email with just a comment like
"Yes I agree." I get those and the subject line gives no clue either.
The real answer is people are getting sloppy and forgetting how to
properly write, whether it is a formal letter or an informal note. An
Email is a letter ! All the "do - dad" shorts for smiling and such
(none of which I have learned) allow people to forget how to describe,
more accurately with words, their ideas and feelings.
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