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From: bdawes_at_[hidden]
Date: 2007-11-07 20:47:37

Author: bemandawes
Date: 2007-11-07 20:47:36 EST (Wed, 07 Nov 2007)
New Revision: 40916

Explicitly say 'no top-posting'. Add links to Wikipedia posting article
Text files modified:
   trunk/more/discussion_policy.htm | 22 ++++++++++++----------
   1 files changed, 12 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)

Modified: trunk/more/discussion_policy.htm
--- trunk/more/discussion_policy.htm (original)
+++ trunk/more/discussion_policy.htm 2007-11-07 20:47:36 EST (Wed, 07 Nov 2007)
@@ -5,7 +5,7 @@
   <meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="en-us">
   <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=us-ascii">
- <meta name="generator" content="Microsoft FrontPage 6.0">
+ <meta name="generator" content="Microsoft FrontPage 5.0">
   <meta name="ProgId" content="FrontPage.Editor.Document">
   <title>Boost Discussion Policy</title>
@@ -146,14 +146,18 @@
   <h3>Use a Readable Quotation Style</h3>
- <p>A common and very useful approach is to cite the small fractions of the
- message you are actually responding to and to put your response directly
+ <p>Don't <a href="">
+ top-post</a>; inline replies are the appropriate
+ posting style for
+ Boost lists.</p>
+ <p>The common and very useful inline approach cites the small fractions of the
+ message you are actually responding to and puts your response directly
   beneath each citation, with a blank line separating them for
- <pre>
-<i>Person-you're-replying-to</i> wrote:
+ <pre><i>Person-you're-replying-to</i> wrote:
 &gt; Some part of a paragraph that you wish to reply to goes
 &gt; here; there may be several lines.
@@ -165,9 +169,7 @@
 &gt; reply goes here; agiain there may be several lines.
 Your response to the second part of the message goes here.
   </blockquote>For more information about effective use of quotation in
   posts, see <a href="">this
   helpful guide</a>.
@@ -358,7 +360,7 @@
   height="31" width="88"></a></p>
- <!--webbot bot="Timestamp" S-Type="EDITED" S-Format="%d %B, %Y" startspan -->04 December, 2006<!--webbot bot="Timestamp" endspan i-checksum="38514" --></p>
+ <!--webbot bot="Timestamp" S-Type="EDITED" S-Format="%d %B, %Y" startspan -->07 November, 2007<!--webbot bot="Timestamp" endspan i-checksum="39369" --></p>
   <p><i>Copyright &copy; 2000-2005 Beman Dawes, Rob Stewart, and David Abrahams</i></p>
@@ -367,4 +369,4 @@
   at <a href=
\ No newline at end of file

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