[ubuntu-uk] Moan -- Top Posting (was "Apps for kids")

David Jones djones.dancol at googlemail.com
Sat Aug 7 08:18:36 BST 2010

One thing to remember is that a lot of people are replying using mobile
phones, so it's not as easy to chose whether you top or bottom post.

Replying on my Android phone, the quoted text is in a separate input box
with replies appearing to automatically default to top posting.

So, apologies if this top posts.

On 7 Aug 2010 08:06, "Sean Miller" <sean at seanmiller.net> wrote:

On 7 August 2010 07:49, Neil Greenwood <neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com> wrote:
> P.S. Sorry for the top post.

Has anybody ever told you that it's worse to top post and (by saying
"sorry" IN THE SAME POST reveal that you are aware that people will be
upset (yet you do it!)) than to simply be unaware (as many people are)
of how irritating top posting can be.

If you have time to say "P.S. Sorry for the top post." then you
presumably have time to cut & paste the relevant text above, and
remove the remainder of the quoted text?  I mean, what does it take??
10 seconds??

Meanwhile, the folks on "daily digest" are going to be *so* thrilled
to keep being confused and are going to be *so* grateful to you (not)
that you've "apologised" (though repeated "P.S. Sorry"s do tend to
sound a bit like a piss take, to be honest so they may not see it as


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