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On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 11:29 AM, Tom Davies <> wrote:
Hi :)

No, i wasn't saying that anyone was deliberately unfriendly but i think we need
to have better ways of dealing with top-posters because we often give an
appearance of rudeness.

People that do top-post are unlikely to be aware that there is another way.

Don't take this personally, but you aren't helping at all by
top-posting everything all the time.

If we want to encourage others to bottom-post, one way to do so is to
bottom-post.  That's a big "if."

A simple note at the top of a response to inveterate top-posters would
suffice, combined with later notes not to top-post and a handy
reference to a list etiquette guide (when there is one) ought to be

"Please see below for response/answer(s)."

Proper quoting also helps - when a post begins with a clear and
obvious quote of someone else's post, it's a fair stretch *not* to
figure out that there's something lower down that might be of

I have not seen a posting guide for this list that specifies
bottom-posting as the preferred method, as opposed, say, to the Ubuntu
users (and most technical discussion lists for that matter) where
bottom-posting is explicitly called for in the group guide.

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