top and bottom posting

Derek Broughton derek at
Thu Sep 10 23:26:38 UTC 2009

Nils Kassube wrote:

> Brian wrote:

>> On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 2:59 PM, Jay Daniels <tux at> wrote:
>> > Now what if "everybody" top posted.  I think it would be much
>> > easier to read assuming you are reading the list from a news reader
>> > or an emailer that just marked read mail and not actually delete it
>> > until it's old. Of course, trying to get everybody to do the same
>> > thing would still be a problem.
>> The following rant resonates with me to a degree:
>> But I wonder, why not the compromise solution? Just put your text at
>> the bottom *and* top of your e-mail.
> That doesn't make much sense to me. Shall I reply at the top AND at the
> bottom? And which reply is the correct one if they are different? :)

You both did, so why not.  I'll just snip all the stuff I don't want...

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