Top posting in a meandeing thread was: Re: Fedora - time to blink

Mikkel L. Ellertson mellertson at gmail.com
Sun Nov 27 23:42:14 UTC 2011


On 11/27/2011 01:00 PM, Reindl Harald wrote:
> 
> 
> Am 27.11.2011 19:32, schrieb Maurizio Marini:
>>
>> A. Because people read from top to bottom.
>> Q. Why should I not top post?
>> A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
>> Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
>> A: Top-posting.
>> Q: What is the most annoying thing in e-mail?
> 
> but only in mailing-lists and there only because not all are doing this
> 
> yes i and peopole are reading from top to bottom
> and if i follow a conversation i normally know the postings before
> so i need only to read the answers
> 
> with top-posting i would not have to scroll or ONLY if i have
> not read the messages before and even if i do not know the whole
> thread i must only ONE TIME scroll down and read from bottom to
> top, but only once
> 
> so the only real problem is that so many people do not top-posting
> and that they which do not realize if the thread was with answers
> below the question and suddenly start mixing what is really bad
> because you have a question and some answers below and some in top of
> 
> in business-communication top posting and TOFU is normally
> because with TOFU you need only the last mail of a conversation
> and with the top-posting you need not to scroll and see the whole
> answer in the preview after select a message
> 
> so this is all a point of view
> 
Well, considering that top posting is strongly discourages in the
list guidelines, I would consider it more then a point of view.
Different lists have different guidelines, and it is only polite to
follow the list guidelines.

Mikkel
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