top posting / reply quoting - attention gmail users (and

Paul Luevano paul at
Tue Aug 2 16:28:54 EDT 2005

> I think it is interesting that you insist that putting your reply at
> the bottom of your email is some sort of "law."
> I've been using various email clients since 1991 and I have not seen
> any consistent use of "bottom quoting," as you say.
> I've always personally found it more convenient to "top quote," as you
> put it, simply because the person's reply is the first thing to be
> read.

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 on usenet and in e-mail?


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