[ubuntu-uk] top posting row (was Uk Loco team forums)

David Morley davmor2 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 6 14:18:37 GMT 2006

When I first joined the lug mailing list it was pointed out to me that
I made several mistakes first of these was top posting.

The reason is was given for this being wrong where put very simply.
When a conversation is in flow it is harder to understand (for
everyone else) what is being said when top posts are applied.  This is
partially because of the wonderful list sending a reply before a post.
 If however you add your comments under the original posters then it
makes far more sense to everyone reading it.

It was also put to me that you would listen to what someone said then
add your comments if you were in a room talking so why not treat the
list as though it were a transcript and therefore add your comments to
their rather than over.

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