[SpamCop-List] Re: "Top Posting"
MikeE at ster.invalid
Wed Jan 21 13:45:22 EST 2004
John McLusky wrote:
> Yes, Outlook Express and Outlook both place the cursor at the top of
> the mail when you choose the 'Reply' option.
> If they placed the cursor at the end of the quoted text, you would
> presumably be criticising MS for inventing the non-snipped bottom
Not in defense of OL or OE, or MS for that matter, but putting or
starting the cursor at the top of the reply is a good place to put it
because that's where the trimming should start happening before the
contextualized replying begins.
I use OE Quote-Fix and it gives me the option of whether I want to have
the cursor positioned at the top or not, and I 'choose' to have the
cursor start at the top. OE QF also gives me a lot of other options.
In a world full of those who are very unhappy about OE's 'inborn'
non-compliance 'features' as a newsreader, I think it is good
'netiquette' to use OE quote fixed and sig fixed.
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