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top/bottom posting [Re: HTML-format postings]

  • From: Mikael Abrahamsson
  • Date: Thu Jun 07 01:39:08 2001

On Wed, 6 Jun 2001, Todd Suiter wrote:

>
> People who top post actually bother you? Is the other way around for me, and
> several people I know. I always just figured people who bottom posted were
> too lazy to go back to the top of the mail. Who'd a thunk? HTML, on

Being quite a newbie at this (having only done email and Fidonet since
1987 (mostly Fido, email not until 1991)) I'd say that historically
top-posting is a MEMO standard thingie, being done mostly by GUI users (ie
Microsoft/Mac prone) and email/Fidonet have always been bottom-posters (or
rather, actually quoting with > and commenting after each section of
text).

Top posting and leaving the whole email under what you wrote, I did not
see att all basically until Outlook and Eudora (and alike) started showing
up as email clients in the wider population.

-- 
Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike@swm.pp.se








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