Trying out Windows Mail as a usenet reader. How to set to bottom post?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Revolt, Jul 27, 2007.

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    Revolt Guest

    It defaults to putting the cursor at the top of the post I am replying to.
    No Microsoft, BAD, bottom post is and always has been considered good
    netiquette. Is there a way to change it so the curser goes to the bottom of
    the post instead?
     
    Revolt, Jul 27, 2007
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    David B. Guest

    Only considered good by some, not me personally.
     
    David B., Jul 27, 2007
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    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    In Windows Mail: Menu bar (ALT if not visible) > Tools > Options, Advanced tab,
    check Compose reply at the bottom...
     
    Cal Bear '66, Jul 27, 2007
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    Val Guest


    Can't we all just get along? Let's average it out and all start
    middle-posting.

    Val
     
    Val, Jul 27, 2007
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    XS11E Guest

    I much prefer the cursor at the top of the reply for two reasons,

    1. It encourages the user to go through the post snipping irrelevent
    parts and
    2. It encourages interleaved replies such as this.
    Good netiquette also requires snipping, see above comments.
     
    XS11E, Jul 27, 2007
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    Ed Forsythe Guest

    Nor I -
     
    Ed Forsythe, Jul 27, 2007
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    Ian Betts Guest

    Most default to top posting and it is only those who wish to control that
    say top or bottom posting is good or bad. But if you wish to change it go
    Tools/Options/Advance Tab and put a tick for bottom reply.
     
    Ian Betts, Jul 27, 2007
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    Terry R. Guest

    I much prefer the cursor at the top of the reply for two reasons,

    1. It encourages the user to go through the post snipping irrelevent
    parts and
    2. It encourages interleaved replies such as this.
    Good netiquette also requires snipping, see above comments.
    [/QUOTE]

    Of course, that's YOUR preference.

    1. The problem with MS newsreaders is that if you top post, the program
    still uses a delimiter, which should only be used when bottom posting.
    A delimiter was never intended to remove everything below it, only a
    signature and a few optional lines below it.

    2. Many users only show Unread messages in their newsreaders, rather
    than threaded view, especially on very active groups such as this one.

    3. When someone replies to a top poster that is using an MS newsreader,
    relevant text below it is removed. Rather than snipping, it takes out
    EVERYTHING. That is poor programming, especially when there isn't even
    an option to turn the delimiter off when top posting.

    I use Thunderbird and if the setting is to top post, no delimiter will
    be added. That's the proper way to do it.


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    Terry R., Jul 27, 2007
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    HeyBub Guest

    One does not compromise with evil.
     
    HeyBub, Jul 27, 2007
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    XS11E Guest

    Didn't know that although now that you mention it, I do seem to recall
    something like that?

    I haven't used a MS newsreader or email client since Windows 3.1 so I
    may be a bit rusty on them... I can't even remember what Windows 3.1
    had for mail and/or news, I don't think they did? I think it was all
    BBSs in those days?
     
    XS11E, Jul 28, 2007
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    Terry R. Guest

    Didn't know that although now that you mention it, I do seem to recall
    something like that?

    I haven't used a MS newsreader or email client since Windows 3.1 so I
    may be a bit rusty on them... I can't even remember what Windows 3.1
    had for mail and/or news, I don't think they did? I think it was all
    BBSs in those days?
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    I don't even think 3.1 had a newsreader. Was before its time. I also
    think all my "online" usage was through BBS's.

    Regardless, the delimiter issue with MS newsreaders is a bug that MS
    needs to fix, and until they do people using them should have their
    replies bottom posted.


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    Terry R., Jul 28, 2007
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    Revolt Guest

    That doesn't answer my question. If you don't know how then move along.
     
    Revolt, Jul 28, 2007
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    Revolt Guest

    Excellent! Thanks you.
     
    Revolt, Jul 28, 2007
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    Revolt Guest

    That doesn't answer my question. Please move along. Top posting is for
    noobs. I've been using usenet since long before Microsoft even had an email
    and usenet reader program . As you can see I still snipped your post even
    though I have set Mail to bottom post. Tops posters are the ones who are
    least likely to snip posts.
     
    Revolt, Jul 28, 2007
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    Revolt Guest

    As I have already done. Stop being a top posting noob. People only started
    top posting when Outlook express came out and they didn't know Microsoft did
    it wrong. That's about the same time usenet was flooded with AOL "metoo"
    posts. Were you one of them?
     
    Revolt, Jul 28, 2007
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    XS11E Guest

    Probably you should have read it before snipping.
    That's just plain wrong, as reading this newsgroup will show you. Not
    snipping is a common fault for both top and bottom posters although top
    posters claim to have a reason (although a ridiculous one) for not
    snipping, bottom posters have no excuse at all.
     
    XS11E, Jul 28, 2007
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    Glen Guest

    Its easy.
    Tools/options/advanced/put a check in the compose reply at the end of
    original message in the Reply/Forward section
     
    Glen, Jul 29, 2007
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