Re: top post fixer?
Andy Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
On Sat, Jan 20, 2007 at 07:43:05AM -0800, Francis Healy wrote:
> Why is it that most mail clients default to a top post? When you hit
> reply, There is a blank space where your cursor it, followed by .....
> wrote: and then the message you are replying to.
Yes, quoted. What else should they do? My MUA can't read my mind
to tell which quotes are irrelevant and should be deleted.
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If top posting is realy the bane of everyone's existance that certian voceriferous individuals claim it is, what is wrong with the mail client putting the cursor at the at the botttom of the reply and letting you move it up in the event you need to delete some irrelevant
When I read mailing lists, I generally am going through a series of messages. I want to see the content of the current message first. If I need to read the original post, I don't mind scrooling down. I see the point of placing the respone within the prior post if you are addressing a series of issues point by point, but I don't get all the bile that is spewed in the direction of top posters.