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Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Sun May 31 21:13:28 UTC 2020

On Sat, 30 May 2020 22:16:42 -0400
Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman at> wrote:

> Just a general comment on the "no top posting" "rule" that FreeBSD has no

	Interleaved posting and trimming of context is generally appropriate
in mailing lists and USENET where the full context is available to all but
having the immediate context makes for very natural conversational reading.

> one else has such a rule and many mail clients do top posting by default

	Top posting and retention of complete context is generally
appropriate when the recipients are individuals and the set of recipients
is liable to change as the thread progresses, a common pattern for internal
email threads in many companies.

	The point being that it benefits everyone to adopt the appropriate
style for the context which is why interleaved posting has been encouraged
on USENET for longer than the Internet has existed but sees little use in
corporate settings.

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at>

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