[SpamCop-List] Re: big problem, attn deputies
jr70 at blackhole.invalid
Mon Aug 1 09:09:10 EDT 2005
Joris Van Damme wrote:
>> yep it is what cablevision uses for shreveport
> What is what cablevision uses for shreveport?
> You've bottom-quoted several dozens of lines to add a single-line answer.
> That's several dozens multiplied by 100% overhead, multiplied by the number
> of receivers. Add to that the fact that your answer isn't clear that way.
> All of us read many messages here, are we supposed to read the whole
> bottom-quote again for the off chance we might then be able to understand
> your answer?
> Proper quoting style:
> - Trim the quote. Don't join spammers in wasting resources that are not your
> - Reply beneath the quote. Show the question followed by the answer, because
> people understand it that way.
It would have been worse if he had put that one-line reply *after* several
screens of quoted text.
I understood mikeyhsd's reply immediately without having to reread the
quoted text, because I remembered the pertinent section in the prior post
from Mike Easter.
The issue is not so much whether one top-posts or bottom-posts
but whether extraneous quoted material is snipped (for those readers
with poor recollection or *not* familiar with prior posts in that thread).
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