[admin] What is top posting, and why should you avoid it?

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Thu Jul 17 23:24:12 CEST 2008

A3: Please.
Q3: Should I avoid top posting on this mailing list?

A2: Because, by reversing the order of a conversation, it leaves the
    reader without much context, and makes them read a message in an
    unnatural order.
Q2: Why is top posting irritating?

A1: It is the practice of putting your reply to a message before the
    quoted message, instead of after the (trimmed) message.
Q1: What is top posting?

[by Perry E. Metzger]

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