On Friday 19 March 2004 04:28 pm, Charles McManis wrote:
> Perhaps it isn't "logical", if you've read all the email then the quoted
> thread is just reference anyway. This is the "new stuff". I love being able
> to read mail in the preview-pane vs "next message" , jump to the bottom,
> "next message" jump to the bottom.
>
> It comes down to opinion I think
> --Chuck


You top poster, you


> On Friday 19 March 2004 09:46, Louis LeBlanc wrote:
> > On 03/19/04 09:21 AM, Joshua Lokken sat at the `puter and typed:
> > > http://www.google.com/search?q=rfc+top+posting&sourceid=mozilla-search&;
> > >st art=0&start=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Wow, almost every single reply to the list today was top posted.
> > > People, please know (and you must, you have to read them, too)
> > > that posting replies to the top of an email is, well, counter-
> > > intuitive, hard to follow, and goes against the general grain of
> > > RFC 1855.  Please, it has been requested from many users of this
> > > list, do not top post replies, but don't stop sending them ;)
> >
> > Yes, it has been requested from many users, and quite a few have flat
> > out refused to follow this logical norm.  Others simply follow the
> > precedent set in any given thread, and some few will go so far as to
> > delete the trailing messages and try to herd an already errant thread
> > in the right direction.  For my part, my reply behavior depends on the
> > audience.  One would think that a company with so many geeks (from
> > developers to SW architects) would tend to do this right, but not so.
> >
> > Bottom line, don't hold your breath.  Unfortunately, many mail clients
> > don't show the replied email during reply composition but place it
> > below the response, and most default to replying at the top anyway.
> > Most users just don't bother to correct it when the option is there.
> >
> > I feel your pain dude.
> >
> > Lou
>
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Best regards,
Chris
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