[xubuntu-users] Posting - Top or bottom

Rog linux.rog at gmail.com
Fri Jan 10 22:23:34 UTC 2014

I usually let the subject line speak to the topic of discussion and leave the 
quoted matter at the bottom for readers to peruse should they so desire. So, I 
guess I'm guilty of "top posting(?)" which I see as a matter of personal style.

In cases where interspersing answers to long questions or commenting on long 
statements, I tend to intersperse answers / comments after quoted material.

I also agree that it's generally good to chop out needless "layers" of 
re-quotes. (See below.)

On 01/10/2014 05:02 PM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Fri, 2014-01-10 at 21:56 +0000, James Freer wrote:
>> I have noticed recently that more folk have been top posting. The matter was
>> discussed at length a while back and the decision I understood was that we
>> should bottom post.
> No need to discuss it or to introduce something new. For mailing lists
> common practise is to bottom post, resp. to trim and inline post for
> good reasons.
> It's also good practise to write an off-list mail to somebody who top
> post to a mailing list and friendly ask her/him to do better.
Excellent recommendation, particularly if the comment / answer is very user 
specific and likely to NOT be of general interest.
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