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Re: Top Posting Question



On Thu, 2007-10-25 at 07:09 +0800, John Summerfield wrote:
> Aaron Konstam wrote:
> > 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.
> 
> really? I googled "email advice."
> first hit:
> http://webfoot.com/advice/email.top.php

Searching I did not find the word top or bottom at this web site.
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