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Re: Top Posting Question



On Wed, 2007-10-24 at 16:04 +0100, Steve Searle wrote:
> Around 03:52pm on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 (UK time), Jonathan Allen scrawled:
> 
> > Given that the preference on this list is trimming and 
> > bottom/mid-posting, and that Thunderbird is one of the principle mail 
> > agents used in the Fedora and Linux world, why does it always open 
> > incoming emails at the top, and compose new emails with the cursor at 
> > the top immediately ready to top-post?  Moreover, thunderbird appears to 
> > have no user options to bottom post and view emails from the bottom (or 
> > Usenet articles either).
> 
> With bottom posting you want it to open at the top, as bottom posted
> emails are designed to be read from top to bottom.  You should be
> arguing that Outlook, etc. clients should open at the bottom because
> its user community tends to top post.
> 
> Regarding composing, my view (and I've never used Thunderbird) is that
> it opens at the top so you can start trimming from there, and working
> down to the bits you want to reply to.
> 
> Steve
> 
However, when you google for e-mail etiquette you can't find a source
that recommends bottom posting. I am afraid this is a peculiarity of
fedora-list people.

Although to my mind it makes sense.
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