[BangPypers] [OT] Guido's Tweet on Top Posting

Kenneth Gonsalves lawgon at au-kbc.org
Fri Sep 11 11:23:51 CEST 2009

On Friday 11 Sep 2009 2:21:48 pm Noufal Ibrahim wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 2:12 PM, Baishampayan Ghose <b.ghose at gmail.com>
> wrote: [..]
> > Others, unfortunately fail to accept it; they are simply too lazy to
> > be courteous to others. I would blame the webmail clients for that
> > though. They are simply not smart enough to put the cursor in the
> > right place (which is below the quote). Thunderbird does that nicely.
> [..]
> Outlook comes to mind here.
> Most offices actively encourage people to top post and those who
> don't get chastised. I don't know if Outlook threads properly either.

top posting with full context below is the best form in all mail exchanges 
where the mails are not archived - interleaved posting in a mail exchange 
where 2 or more people are participating quickly winds up as an ungodly mess.

> It's nice to see a 'thread' by those kind of people where the size of
> mail increases with each message since they requote the whole thing.

yes - a 50 message thread where the 1st message is repeated 49 times, the 
second 48 times and so on. This adds to the garbage on the internet - 
especially when the mailing list has 10000 members and contributes to global 

Kenneth Gonsalves

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