> It is about time that the list owner took agressive and decisive action
> against the almost criminal top posting by some people.
>> 6) read
> 4) people read from top to
> 2) If you want to follow this item then you have to check the numbers on
> the side.
> 1) Lets look at it this way.
> 3) Up until the advent of some very brain dead mailers and their owners,
> 5) bottom and it was easy enough to
>> So, please now agree with me that top posting is a problem, answers and
> suggestions below please.
Thanks for that, Paul. As a list admin for a number of lists, I often
get frustrated by top-posting - especially for long complicated threads
where we're also trying to keep a tally of votes for or against a
proposal. I'm currently trying to compile a FAQ for non-techies to
explain why top posting is evil. The above snippet neatly explains the
issue very neatly so if it's alright with yourself, I'd like to do
something similar in my FAQ.
Re. ILUG, I'd prefer not to see top-posts but I figure that the admin
(Colm, IIRC) has enough to do already and considering it's all
voluntary, I'd be unwilling to vote for a proposal that would increase
BTW, I recently started a new job and am required to use Outlook (which
I've been lucky enough to have avoided so far in my life) for work
email. It's actually impossible to reply to an email that was sent in
HTML and correctly bottom-post in the reply. It took me a while to
figure out how to bottom-post in replies to plain text mails but it took
much more figuring out to realise that it just can't be done at all when
the sender posts in HTML.
I now have a little more empathy for top-posters after that but now I'd
just recommend that people simply don't use work email addresses for any
purpose other than work which is good practice in any case.
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