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Todd Benson wrote:

| "- Because it's makes sense.
|  - Why should I bottom post?"
|
| ...or something to that effect.

What I like to use (I don't remember from whom I stole^Wborrowed it:
A: Because it makes it difficult to follow the conversation.
Q: Why is top posting bad?

| On a side note.  Most of my non-techie friends consistently top post
| (with the added "benefit" of enclosing at the bottom a non-related
| email I sent them weeks ago), so maybe it has a lot to do with who is
| talking and what about.

In my experience, the TOFU style is most common in business and business
like environments.

Possibly, because it is an exchange of highly specific information, it
is, usually not a conversation or exchange of ideas, rarely are more
than two parties involved, and, last but not least, Outlook starts a new
reply at the top of the quoted text (and it is *extremely* difficult to
change that behavior).

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Phillip Gawlowski
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Blog: http://justarubyist.blogspot.com

~   Some people are pragmatists, taking things as they come and making
the best of the choices available. Some people are idealists, standing
for principle and refusing to compromise. And some people just act on
any whim that enters their heads. I pragmatically turn my whims into
principles!  -- Calvin
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