Paolo Bolzoni paolo.bolzoni.brown at
Thu Apr 28 11:02:30 CEST 2016

I think this text (or variants) are old as email itself and actually,
while funny, makes little sense.

When you follow an email thread you do not read everything, you just
read the new email and it makes little difference if it is in the top.
Besides most email clients actually put an indentation in the quoted
text so it should look like:

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?

That with one-liners looks strange, but it makes clear with long texts.

However, I agree there is not need to keep clutter in the bottom of emails.
So while I still don't see the big deal with top-posting. I agree that
is much better (A) to trim and answers to single points or (B) simply
make a clean email.


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