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

Mikkel L. Ellertson mellertson at
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.


  Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!

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