Subject Re: Posting Etiquette
From Charlie <tm@tc.com>
Date Fri, 17 Aug 2018 19:13:07 -0400
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

Top posting without deleting anything underneath.  I have been and will continue to do....

Andy Taylor Wrote:

> This is a new thread because I don't like thread drift.
> To see the original discussion see the thread "Delete (all) in a form".
>
> I would like to suggest to all that for ease of reading threads please either:
>
> A) post your reply to a thread at the top of your post,
> or
> B) post your reply to the bottom of a post and remove anything in the original post that is not relevant to your reply.  
>
> Method a) is particularly suitable for quick points to be added to a discussion.
> Method b) is particularly suitable for multiple points to be responded to within one reply.
>
> In my view always posting at the bottom of a thread and not deleting irrelevant material just leads to thread bloat and should be avoided.  I would therefore normally post at the top of a thread unless I am responding to multiple points.
>
> Anyone who wishes to please discuss, particularly if you prefer the convention of replies at the bottom of threads.
>
> Andy :-)