Top-posting shenanigans (was: Re: ASR33 $1000+ And Counting...)

From: Zane H. Healy <>
Date: Thu Feb 24 14:51:30 2005

> Another thing bad about top-posting is that it encourages lazy behaviour
> (i.e. not trimming replies).

I tend to blame this problem on most people having highspeed connections
these days. I've found that people with highspeed Internet connections
don't stop to think about how what they're sending will effect those people
that don't. I know we've got to have list-members that live where all they
can get is dial-up, and some of them are probably doing good to get a 28k
connection even with 56k modems on both ends (prior to getting DSL where I
lived previously I could only connect at 24k).

Something else to consider in addition to the person on the recieving end of
the email is the load that these overly large emails put on the mailservers,
and on the Internet itself. While a single email isn't much of an issue
thousands, or millions of such emails are.

Having said that, I think you are right about top-posting being a major
contributer, I certainly see that at work.

Received on Thu Feb 24 2005 - 14:51:30 GMT

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