(un)professional e-mail skills -- was Re: JOB: Linux System Administrator

Aaron Toponce aaron.toponce at gmail.com
Fri Sep 17 07:24:51 MDT 2010


On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 11:49:45PM -0600, Stuart Jansen wrote:
> /me bets this joke flew right past most gmail users because of its
> annoying attempt to replace threads with "conversations"

I'll give top-posting one serious argument: I don't want to open many
emails to get to each conversation. By top-posting, I have the entire
thread in a single email. Even me, a bottom-feeder, has grown tired of
scanning several messages in a thread, when the search is failing me.
When everyone top posts, I only need scan a single message.

On the other hand, I really, _really_ hate a long thread that's been
entirely top-posted, because printing a hard copy means trimming the
message, so I don't put a tree through the printer.

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