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Re: [Rabbits] Top posting

  • FromMarnen Laibow-Koser <marnen@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateTue, 9 Nov 2010 00:00:22 -0500

On Nov 8, 2010, at 11:55 PM, Marnen Laibow-Koser <marnen@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Nov 8, 2010, at 11:13 PM, "Benjamin F. Klahn KSC" <bfklahn@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Request denied. Top posting is the default behavior in many modern e-mail programs.

It's a poor default, and should be entirely disregarded.  It breaks conversational order and makes discussions harder to follow. 

Including gmail which I use. It doesn't really matter if we top post or not you're an adult you can figure it out easily enough.

Not true.  Top-posting makes it arimpossible to tell what part of a message is being replied to.  I have been in many discussions where this actually causes major understanding problems. 

Really, I don't understand why anyone would ever choose to top-post.  It has many disadvantages, and not a single advantage (except for perhaps savi

Sorry, iPhone was being difficult. 

As I was saying, I don't see a single advantage to top-posting, except perhaps saving one click.  Why do it?

Historical note: I don't ever remember top-posting back in my Usenet days.  I think it's a recent aberration, as people forget what the quoted text is there for...

Marnen Laibow-Koser

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