[Numpy-discussion] Please stop bottom posting!!

Nathaniel Smith njs@pobox....
Wed Apr 3 17:21:48 CDT 2013


On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 11:00 PM, Chris Barker - NOAA Federal
<chris.barker@noaa.gov> wrote:
> Best of all is intelligent editing of the thread so far -- edit it
> down to the key points you are commenting on, and intersperse your
> comments. That way your email stands on its own as meaningful, but
> there is not a big pile of left over crap to wade through to read your
> fabulous pithy opinions....

Traditionally this is what the phrase "bottom posting" meant, as a
term of art, and is the key reason why those old "netiquette" guides
recommend it. I guess the unexpressed nuances of such definitions get
lost over time as people encounter them without the relevant context,
though -- sort of like how the full in-context meaning of order= gets
lost ;-).

-n


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