Top Posting

Discussion in 'Email Discussions' started by popowich, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

    Aug 12, 2008
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    When replying to an e-mail please do not top post. Top posting makes e-mail threads confusing and difficult to understand.

    It is best to trim the quoted parts of the e-mail down to the relevant information and put your comments underneath them.

    The following is an example of top posting. It is the wrong way to reply to an e-mail.

    This following is an example of bottom posting.

    It is easier to read the thread from start to finish, top to bottom like you are reading a book or a piece of paper:

    As you can see, the second example makes more sense, especially if you are joining the conversation late.


  2. Big Dan

    Big Dan EQ Forum Moderator

    Aug 14, 2008
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    I always wondered about that. I normally top post so it's easier for the recipient to find. Sometimes I don't deal with the mostly technically adept people. If I'm sending HTML mail I'll bottom post but stylize the text. With plain text I top post 99% of the time.

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