On Tuesday 13 August 2002 00:03, Rasmus Lerdorf wrote:
> I know many people hate top-posts, but when you get 1400+ emails every day
> and answer 50+, it sure does speed things up.  

It probably depends.

> Having the relevant text
> right up front means I don't have to scroll down to find it.  

Having the relevant text AND the context up front is even more useful.

> If I don't
> understand the reply and need more context, that's when I scroll down to
> see what the reply was all about.  

IMHO that wastes even more time.

> If all I see on my screen when I scan a
> message is a bunch of >'s I tend to just skip them.  

I contend that if people trim, quote and reply properly then in most cases all 
the info and context will be available in the first "screenful" of the 

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