Art Alexion on 1 Sep 2008 18:33:45 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] top posting

Walt Mankowski wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 06:47:40AM -0700, Mag Gam wrote:
>> this is probally a stupid question, but what exactly is 'top posting'?
>> I use gmail to access my mailing lists and people always complain that
>> I 'top post'. I am not sure how to avoid it. Is it a client issue or
>> something else? I would like to fix this on my end if possible.
> It's something that's been discussed to death both here and elsewhere.
> Please search Google (e.g. the very first hit on "top posting" is a
> wikipedia article on the subject) instead of beating yet another dead
> horse on this list.

Wouldn't it have been easier to just say:

Top posting is where your reply is on top of the text you are quoting,
rather than beneath it like this response.

Top posting is frowned upon mostly in =nix technical lists such as this one.

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