For me, top posting keeps me from having to wade through the entire message to
get to the "new response" of the OP.
I think most "linux nerds" (me included) distain top posting because it's the
default setting of some email app that runs on the windows OS....
It's also the default for Gmail and Thunderbird, as I mentioned before.
Fortunately, Thunderbird lets you change it. Holly posted a nice little
how-to as well.. ;)
The biggest problem that I run into is more often than not, the top
posting types leave the *entire email conversation* below their reply.
They don't trim it. They end up causing *more* scrolling to get to the
issue at hand. That's bad.
I remember the days of "netiquette." I guess I'm a grizzled old Usenet
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