Top Posting....

Phil Labonte plabonte at
Tue Mar 29 20:41:49 UTC 2005

To quote the Wikipedia definition:
"Top-posting is considered improper by some OLDER DEFINITIONS of
Internet etiquette since it breaks down the flow of the thread:"

It's time to embrace change, change is good. Top posting gis here to
stay especially because of GMAIL and outlook...

On Tue, 29 Mar 2005 14:18:47 -0600, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at> wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-03-29 at 11:55, Rick Stevens wrote:
> > Don't forget that a lot of the posters are used to that POS virus known
> > as Outlook, and it defaults to top-posting as well.
> Outlook, like any other mail editor, allows you to position your cursor
> wherever you like before typing...  However people on business email
> distribution lists tend to prefer top posting because the responses
> come quickly enough that the previous one isn't forgotten and everyone
> wants the complete conversation log intact instead of just the snippet
> that this message addresses.
> > Gang, bottom posting has been the standard since Usenet was invented.
> > Hell, I still have an ARPA address and looking back at the archives
> > shows that we've ALWAYS used bottom posting.
> Internet mailing lists have different objectives.  People tend to
> imitate what they've seen first.  Not everyone was at a university
> during the ARPA days...
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