FWIW, my policy for my own emails has been, for years:
- Quote ONLY the relevant points to which I'm responding. Delete ALL other
quoted material before sending.
- Place my reply immediately after the relevant point. The reader sees
"point - response" in that order. This is logical.
> It would be ludicrous to have to scroll through months, maybe even
Keeping old material for context makes sense in an email thread *which is
not otherwise archived*.
Mailing lists are archived, so your point does not hold here.
> It seems to me that the only problem is that bottom-posting clashes with
This is pretty close to saying that mailing lists themselves are behind the
times. That might be true, actually.
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