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From André Warnier ...@ice-sa.com>
Subject Re: [OT] Reinstall with 302 error (and about top-posting)
Date Mon, 30 Jan 2012 12:45:53 GMT
Luciano (and others),

The following example is occasionally used in mailing lists to *mock* and *discourage* 
top-posting:

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?



On the other hand, inline-posting preserves the logical order of the replies and is 
consistent with the Western reading direction from top to bottom.
Like this :

Q: What is the most annoying thing in e-mail?

A: Top-posting.

Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
...

"Inline" posting is more work for the poster : you need to scroll down the message, 
possibly remove the parts that are irrelevant, leave the parts to which you are answering,

and write your answer *below* the relevant part.
But it allows someone else to follow the conversation, which "top-posting" does not.

Use top-posting for your personal mail if you want, but /not/ in this forum.  It is annoying.


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