Another list deals with the same topic.
As you can see below... correcting the errant top-poster is actually
the kinder action compared to just ignoring them and not helping
them at all (and continuing to let them post in a manner which
they don't even know causes most of their messages to be completely
ignored by many of the people who are most able to give them help).
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [opensuse-offtopic] Top posting
Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2008 09:02:11 -0500
From: Fred A. Miller <fmiller@...
To: opensuse-offtopic <opensuse-offtopic@...
Per Jessen wrote:
> Neil wrote:
>> Sadly top posting is frowned upon in this mailing list,
>> although I think it is the better way to go.
> Hi Neil,
> Top-posting is frowned upon on 99% of lists that I'm a member off. I
> dislike top-posting myself, but I try to avoid joining any of the
> heated debates for or against.
Correct.....the vast majority of tech. e-lists and newsgroups either
frown on top-posting or out and out ban it. If there are more than
two responses in a quoted email and then a top post, I don't even
both to read it. I know a LOT of people like that....don't have
time to try to sort a thread out.....just delete.
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
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