Top post, bottom post, interspersed --- it is all pretty much the same in the 
end for delivering and exchanging information. 

But what REALLY makes a difference in effort for recipients and for following 
the thread is simply trimming the response--by hand, or allowing your favorite 
news reader or email client to do it.

The need is especially notable if you review threads on Nabble archive--this 
thread for example:


From: felmon davis [] on behalf of Felmon Davis 
Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2013 10:04 AM
>On Wed, 8 May 2013, Dries Feys wrote:
>> All,
>> Yes, I'm a top poster. Simply because I use gmail, and I don't want to
>> click & scroll to the bottom of the message every time I respond to a
>> message. But yes, I read everything in this thread, as it shows as
>> bottom posting in my compose window.
>> Sorry for the inconvenience...
>it is inconvenient but so is the way gmail sets things up; I think
>some other email clients do the same.
>if I were using gmail, I also would probably top-post because it's one
>degree of inconvenience against another.
>I think trying to _write_ bottom-posting when the email program
>resists it is more difficult than trying to _read_ bottom-posting.
>(I'm not a dogmatist; I'm a pragmatist.)
>> Met vriendelijke groeten, Salutations distinguées, Kind Regards,
>mit herzlichen grüssen!
>Felmon Davis

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