@rysiek @c0debabe Seeing "top posting" and "bottom posting" in this context was slightly jarring coming from the fediverse. 😜


I love the snark in the “Why is top posting frowned upon?” question with the answer first.

@zzz yeah. I remember a longer version too:

A: Top-posting.
Q: What is the worst thing in mainstream e-mail?
A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
Q: Why is top posting frowned upon?

@rysiek Would Markdown be a good compromise? Instead of sending emails in two mime/types, send just one and receivers renders it as they prefer?

@nilesh it would still probably not satisfy the marketing drones that demand their red fonts. And you can already send Markdown in text e-mails (I do this all the time).

I have no strong preference (and even default to top posting). But isn't the bottom posting battle lost?

I don't like being defeatist and am willing to reconsider, but that habit has been deeeeeply ingrained in a lot of people right?

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