Top posting

Tim ignored_mailbox at
Sat Jun 26 02:02:12 UTC 2010

On Fri, 2010-06-25 at 15:06 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> bottom-posting has been the standard on Usenet for basically forever,

To be pedantic, no it hasn't.  ;-)  

Usenet quoting style has traditionally been "interspersed" (replying
in-line, throughout the message), which is not the same as bottom
posting (putting the entire reply below the entire prior post (or as
much of it as kept).

Interspersed being the easiest to read and understand, and naturally
lends itself to trimming.  Since you're going through the message as you
respond, it's easy to delete unnecessary portions, and not much more
work than you're already doing in responding.

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