Top posting

Michael Hennebry hennebry at
Fri Jun 25 19:20:53 UTC 2010


On Fri, 25 Jun 2010, Frank Murphy wrote:

> On 25/06/10 16:53, Jesus Arocho wrote:
> --snip--
> People do, continue to and will always top post
>> Thanks for the comment.  Although I do try to work within the standards of a
>> group, I do prefer top posting, but do not mind reading emails otherwise
>> composed.  The argument does seem similar to the egg wars in 'Gulliver's
>> Travels.'

The best that can be said about top-posting is that
it is better than bottom-posting without trimming. 
Internal- and bottom-posting allow responses
to be near their inspirations.

Also, top-posting strongly correlates with a failure to trim.
Rather a lot of the noise is quoted boilerplate.

> But on this list: guidelines as sig.
> Top is frowned upon.
> I see it as "When in Rome"

Don't encourage them.

Michael   hennebry at
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Optimist:   The glass is half full.
Engineer:   The glass is twice as big as it needs to be."

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