top posting (off-topic)

Erich Dollansky oceanare at
Sun Nov 25 18:54:59 PST 2007


Brent Jones wrote:
> Sorry if this is a bit off topic for this list, but it seem to be a
> comment that comes up very regularly; "please don't top post..."

at least, you make me understand what this means.

Yes, it is stupid to avoid top posting as they save a lot of time as 
long as it is still clear how it is connected to the original message.
> I for one prefer top posting, as usually I have read a particular thread
> enough times that I like to cut to the chase and read the new input
> without having to scroll down, sometimes navigating an endless nesting

Most of the time, it is a waste to keep the parts of the original 
message which is not referred to in the answer.

> Anyone else feel the same?

Oh yes!


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