Top posting

Patrick O'Callaghan pocallaghan at
Sat Jun 26 06:09:41 UTC 2010

On Sat, 2010-06-26 at 11:32 +0930, Tim wrote:
> 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.

You're right Tim. In fact when I say bottom-posting I'm subconsciously
referring to the interspersed style. Sorry for the confusion.


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