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Ink is a liquid or paste that contains pigments or dyes and is used to color a surface to produce an image, text, or design. Ink is used for drawing or writing with a pen, brush, or quill.

When a message is replied to in e-mail, Internet forums, or Usenet, the original can often be included, or “quoted”, in a variety of different posting styles. The main options are interleaved posting (also called inline replying, in which the different parts of the reply follow the relevant parts of the original post), bottom-posting (in which the reply follows the quote) or top-posting (in which the reply precedes the quoted original message).

A SUBTITLE IN THE POST

For a long time the traditional style was to post the answer below as much of the quoted original as was necessary to understand the reply (bottom or inline). Many years later, when email became widespread in business communication, it became a widespread policy to reply above the entire original and leave it untouched below the reply. While each online community differs on which styles are appropriate or acceptable, within some communities the use of the “wrong” method risks being seen as a breach of netiquette, and can provoke vehement response from community regulars. Many years later, when email became widespread in business communication, it became a widespread policy to reply above the entire original and leave it untouched below the reply.

The main options are interleaved posting (also called inline replying, in which the different parts of the reply follow the relevant parts of the original post), bottom-posting (in which the reply follows the quote) or top-posting (in which the reply precedes the quoted original message).

For each of those options, there is also the issue of whether trimming of the original text is allowed, required or preferred.

The main options are interleaved posting (also called inline replying, in which the different parts of the reply follow the relevant parts of the original post), bottom-posting (in which the reply follows the quote) or top-posting (in which the reply precedes the quoted original message).

So, what is this all about?

For each of those options, there is also the issue of whether trimming of the original text is allowed, required or preferred. While each online community differs on which styles are appropriate or acceptable, within some communities the use of the “wrong” method risks being seen as a breach of netiquette, and can provoke vehement response from community regulars. Many years later, when email became widespread in business communication, it became a widespread policy to reply above the entire original and leave it untouched below the reply.

 

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  1. codestag Reply

    The main options are interleaved posting (also called inline replying, in which the different parts of the reply follow the relevant parts of the original post), bottom-posting (in which the reply follows the quote) or top-posting (in which the reply precedes the quoted original message).

  2. Like to see the how second comment show.

    • to see again how a nested comment show.

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