Re: Top posting (was: Call for Foundation-supported Project Ideas)

From: Jamie Landeg-Jones <>
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2021 00:17:22 UTC
"Greg 'groggy' Lehey" <> wrote:

> On Wednesday, 24 November 2021 at 21:33:50 +0000, Graham Perrin wrote:
> > On 24/11/2021 01:31, Mehmet Erol Sanliturk wrote:
> >> Change policy about discouraging top posting and convert it to encouraging
> >> top posting
> >
> > Please, don't.
> Agreed entirely in this context.  But what are we talking about here?
> Mehmet refers to a policy, but who has read it?
> My guess is that his real issue is "bottom posting", which is arguably
> even worse than "top posting".  In each case, the reply is separate
> from the original, and the only difference is where you find it.  But

I agree that "bottom posting" is an annoying problem too.

> that's not what the policy says.  As I know it, it's at the end of
> and obviously
> It's over 20 years old, but I still believe that it is correct.  It
> also should work for mobile phones, better than "top posting".
> Comments?

I agree. Whether I'm using mobile or desktop, that is by far the easiest
format to navigate.

It's almost as if whoever wrote that had some relevant experience on
the matter! :-)

Cheers, Jamie