OT: Top Posting
mwm at mired.org
Sat Feb 8 04:38:26 CET 2003
"David LeBlanc" <whisper at oz.net> writes:
> I've never quite understood why it's considered rude to top-post, especially
> given that most people quote emails verbatim in their reply.
Quoting email verbatim is also rude. If I really want the full text of
what you are replying to, I can find it on google.
The problem with top posting is that it makes following the
*conversation* almost impossible. You wind up skimming down over most
of the text, then reading down, then skimming over what you just read
and over what you're about to read, reading down, and then doing that
over and over again.
Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org> http://www.mired.org/home/mwm/
Independent WWW/Perforce/FreeBSD/Unix consultant, email for more information.
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