[ltp] top posting

David Griffith linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Fri, 6 Apr 2012 18:32:45 -0700 (PDT)

On Sat, 7 Apr 2012, Florian Reitmeir wrote:

> On 04/06/2012 07:54 PM, Phil Shotton wrote:
>> Isn't that exactly what you've done?
>> Also, if you read the wikipedia page to which you refer you will find
>> that top posting is the norm these days. I actually delete many ltp
>> posts unread as bottom posting is just too much of a pain. Strangely
>> this is the only forum I read on which top posting gets slammed. Perhaps
>> people need to get out more.
> yeah i know, all microsoft type mail programms do it that way, never the 
> less, if you read a lot of mailing lists, its really hard to keep track 
> content of the posting without scrolling a lot to the old message.

Top-posting is like taking a crap in your pants because that's where your 
arse was when you needed to go.

David Griffith

A: Because it fouls 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?