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

jdow jdow at
Mon Nov 28 00:28:58 UTC 2011

On 2011/11/27 15:42, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> 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  |  But side posting is more fun
 > is strongly discourages in the       |  and by far a more interesting
> list guidelines, I would consider     |  challenge, isn't it?
 > it more then a point of view.        |
> Different lists have different       |  {O,o}   Ack! Pblpbltlt!
 > guidelines, and it is only polite to |
> follow the list guidelines.          |
> Mikkel

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