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

Andrew Berg bahamutzero8825 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 18 04:01:12 CEST 2008

James P. Howard, II wrote:
> A minor vent:  the problem now is the proliferation of mobile devices
> which make it too difficult to not top post.  Users, at this point,
> are fooled into thinking this is the correct form due to the lack of a
> practical alternative.
I think top-posting is common historically because MS Outlook positions 
the cursor at the beginning of a message by default. Mobile devices with 
email programs that do this as well (combined with the fact that line 
navigation is a bit harder on mobile devices) is certainly making the 
problem worse.
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