Re: Please explain this term "top posting". What does it have to do
with my (legitimate) query?
f-e at hamburg.de
Wed Oct 27 16:54:33 EDT 2004
>> I doubt the "most", but "many" should be okay. Where the
>> "many" often include new users with heavy weapons like OE.
> Or people who are having a two-way conversation and know what
> they already said and so don't need it preceding the reply.....
True, but then you don't need any quotes, top, bottom, or inline.
Most mailers do a decent job to present "threads" based on both
Subject: and References: My mail software is too stupid to
evaluate In-ReplyTo:, but it's really old.
> I don't know why it was posted to my email anyway...!!??!!
Maybe the author knew that "top-posting" is off topic in an
NG about spam, or he thought that you won't hit him for an
apparently "stupid" question, I can only guess. You could
ask him, sometimes users confuse Re:Mail and Re:News - or at
least I do this from time to time.
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