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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:


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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