[Owasp-Malaysia] Top posting vs Bottom posting - which one is OK for you

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Mon Jan 10 02:04:39 EST 2011


sometimes reply message in the mailing list goes to specific people ..

On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 2:58 PM, Sharuzzaman Ahmat Raslan <
sharuzzaman at gmail.com> wrote:

> This point is much more important, as quoted from the FreeBSD-chat mailing
> list.
>
> -----
>
> 1. While top-posting is bad in the mailing list context, it is often
> necessary in the corporate context. It took me a while to
> appreciate this, but it's much easier for a secretary or a customer
> support person to look through the bottom of an email for *all*
> related correspondence than to dig through (possibly weeks-old or
> months-old) email. You may have quoted what *you* think is
> "relevant", but maybe you unknowingly omitted something important,
> or maybe you didn't but the reader wants to be sure of that too.
> If you quoted everything, you may as well top-post, rather than
> force your reader to wade through pages of old stuff before getting
> to your point.
>
> Most people are used to email in the corporate context and thus
> used to top-posting.
>
> -----
>
> If you have worked in corporate environment (even if you are an Open Source
> company), you will appreciate that the trail from the reply of top-posted
> email, will help you to track the communication that has happen previously,
> very easily.
>
> I have never seen any Open Source mailing list to scold their user for top
> posting. If they do, they will lose their user very fast. Too picky, and too
> controlling.
>
>
>
>
> On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 2:48 PM, najmi.zabidi at gmail.com <
> najmi.zabidi at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posting_style#Top-posting
>>
>> "Partially because of Microsoft's influence, top-posting is very
>> common on mailing lists and in personal e-mail"
>>
>> 0_0
>>
>> It is my concern since there's mailing list outside (not .MY) who's
>> the moderator is VERY CONCERN about top-bottom posting so,
>>
>> http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-chat/2004-August/002565.html
>>
>> "while top-posting is annoying for old-timers on
>> technical mailing lists, it's unfair to bash newcomers for it or to
>> write "Top posters will not be shown the honor of a reply""
>>
>>
>> We don't want such thing to happens.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 2:42 PM, Sharuzzaman Ahmat Raslan
>> <sharuzzaman at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > but you replied at top?
>> >
>> > On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 2:38 PM, saiful <akusaiful at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> like bottom
>> >>
>> >> On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 2:33 PM, najmi.zabidi at gmail.com
>> >> <najmi.zabidi at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>> Hi,
>> >>>
>> >>> I've hard time to use bottom posting especially when I use bottom
>> >>> posting but people replied with top posting, so the practice is kinda
>> >>> of useless.
>> >>> Which one you prefer, and should we enforce bottom posting here in
>> >>> OWASP-MY?
>> >>> Or reply as you wish.
>> >>>
>> >>> Thanks.
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>> >>>
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>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> "When there are Thousand of People go against you and only one at your
>> >> side, trust me, I'm the one - akusaiful".
>> >>
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>> >
>> >
>> > --
>> > Sharuzzaman Ahmat Raslan
>> >
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>> >
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>
>
>
> --
> Sharuzzaman Ahmat Raslan
>
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