[sane-devel] Top posting sane?

Gerhard Jäger gerhard at gjaeger.de
Mon Apr 2 06:52:33 UTC 2012

Hi Michael,

On Monday 02 April 2012 14:00:15 Michael Talbot-Wilson wrote:
> Nearly everyone seems to top post in this list.  May I ask you not
> too?  It means that it is pointless to look through posts in a
> terminal window, impossible to quickly go though a list of messages,
> because what they are all about is out of sight and the reply you are
> seeing is meaningless without knowing that.  You have to carry out an
> investigation, often paging through and reading a lot that shouldn't
> be there, just to see if the message is worth reading anyway.
> Please reply to specifics.  Answer each paragraph immediately after
> quoting the paragraph, rather that writing something that is supposed
> to apply to an entire message or group of messages that can be found
> at the end of yours.

good catch, but I doubt that your request will help much.
Anyway I can only support this: no TOFU.


A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
A: Top-posting.
Q: What is the most annoying thing on usenet and in e-mail? 


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