[access-uk] Re: Top Posting to this list

Yes! If the last message is at the top then there is no real problem, we can always stop the reading when we get to the end of the first message and leave the rest if we know what the thread is about.

Tony
----- Original Message ----- From: "Christine Weetman" <goatmum@xxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2007 2:13 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Top Posting to this list


Hi there, I find it easier if the reply is below the message to be read,
most of us have a memory and know what is being said, so why insult us?

Christine W.---- Original Message -----
From: "John Farley" <john_farley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2007 1:48 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Top Posting to this list


Hello list,

It is becoming more prevalent on this list for contributors to insert
their
comments into the body of earlier notes to which they want to make a
comment.

I recognise that this does follow normal conventions on groups.

In my view, it is not the best way for people using speech output on a PC
to
follow a debate.
Visually, there is the hint of bold or greater than symbols. Equally these
can be read in Braille and establish where a new comment starts.

I don't think most people using speech would get all punctuation read out.
This means that the new comments are simply interspersed into the earlier
note. This is not easy to follow.

It is much easier to follow with top posting; if the person thinks it is
necessary to add context from an earlier note , then addict, with  lines
saying "quote start" and "quote en".

What do other list members thin?


 Regards, John

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