On Sunday 04 March 2007 20:51, James Steward wrote:
> Also, please read note that on these mailing lists we do not top
> post. That means when you reply to someone you reply with your words
> below theirs as I have done here, quoting enough of the previous
> persons email for others reading to understand the context.
Thank you for this, James.
As one of the project administrators, I have repeatedly posted requests=20
that users desist from top posting; I've just sent this, in response to=20
yet another offender on the MSYS list:
> Please DON'T TOP POST on this, or indeed on any internet mailing list;=20
> copy only the relevant context, to which you wish to respond, quote
> it, and interleave your replies, (as I have done here). =A0Top posting
> is a) lazy; b) bad manners; c) poor `netiquette'; d) counter
> In case you wonder `why (d)?', please consider that I administer and=20
> contribute to this project on an entirely voluntary basis. =A0I am a
> busy man, and simply don't have time to waste, trying to unravel
> context in top posted messages. =A0I've raised this issue too often
> already; for those of you out there, who persistently ignore my
> requests that you don't top post, please consider the following:
> If you are too lazy to accede to my request, then I don't have the
> time to unravel the mess; I'm simply not going to reply to any more
> top posted messages, and YOU are going to lose out, if I happen to be
> the best placed to respond to any of your questions contained therein.
=46rom now on, my stock reply to top posters will be:
Please DO NOT TOP POST. If you care to repost your message, with=20
appropriately organised (interleaved) context flow, then I will=20
consider whether I may be able to offer an applicable response.