Andrew Gallagher andrewg at
Wed Apr 27 17:53:28 CEST 2016

On 27/04/16 16:48, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
>> What is the matter with top posting? 
> A: Yes.  Just not top-posting.
> Q: Are both allowed here?
> A: Quote a few lines, write your response to those few lines, quote a
> few lines, write your response, and so on. This is called inline-posting.
> Q: What if it's a long message?
> A: Quote as much of the material as you need for context, place it at
> the top of the message, and write your response beneath it. This is
> called bottom-posting.
> Q: So what should I do instead?
> A: Normally the stuff preceding text is relevant to what comes after it.
> When you top-post, the following text is relevant to what precedes it.
> It's reversed.
> Q: What do you mean?
> A: It reverses the usual flow of reading.
> Q: What's the problem with top-posting?

I am SO going to shamelessly steal this.


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