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Re: Why do people in the UK put a u in the word color? IS THERE A MODERATOR FOR THIS LIST???

On Wednesday 12 April 2006 02:18, tom arnall wrote:
> what is a 'top-poster'?


You are top posting.  Please don't do that, it's disruptive to the flow of 
conversation, your new text should come *after* the text you're responding 
to, with the text of what you're responding to trimmed down to exclude 
material that you aren't responding to.  This allows the reader to much more 
clearly follow the conversation if for some reason they did not receive or 
read all the messages in the thread.  Top posting assumes the reader has seen 
(and remembers) all previous messages in the discussion, which is *not* a 
safe assumption (people have lives and receive hundreds of mail a day).

Paul Johnson
Email and IM (XMPP & Google Talk): baloo@ursine.ca
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