2010/2/22 Веселин <vesseli...@gmail.com>:
I'll have to disagree with you there Ryan. Bottom-posting is generally
considered good Netiquette and encourages one to quote relevant bits,
add one's own text and crop the rest while top-posting generally
encourages one to simply type one's own text and leave the rest
(including every single preceeding quoted email).
Anyhoo, this topic has been argued before but like Vesselin I would
like to have the choice.
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Are you telling me or asking? Either way... no.
> He's simply stating that most e-mail clients do work that way, and given my
> experience with mail clients, I'd have to agree. Unless you provide me with
> documented proof with a list of all (or most) known e-mail clients and
> indicate that each provide bottom-posting "by default", I'm not inclined to
> change that viewpoint.
I know what he stated about 'how most email clients work', I wasn't
arguing that. Google doesn't seem to me like a company that 'doesn't
see much point in breaking that mold'.
> Per Ryan's statement, GMail is an e-mail client, albeit an online one, so
> why should it operate that much differently. Bottom posting is typically
> only the default in usenet groups and readers.
Gmail does not function like any other mail client I've ever seen.
I am starting to think that google doesn't hear that much from its
On Feb 22, 3:15 pm, Ryan Morehart <moreh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> It might be more better for
> mailing lists because then a message can just be read straight down,
> but for a conversation where every person has already read the
> previous messages it's generally less helpful.
imagine I'm posting a lot more to mailing lists rather than private
now using the gmail interface and groups interface is all very cute.
and it doesn't really make much difference bottom or top replies
because gmail organizes everything for you. but there are people who
don't use gmail. there are people who use gmail but use onother
I believe it is not a big deal for them to add an option to place the
carriage at the bottom in case anyone need it. I mean there is a
feature to place a 'beta' badge on the gmail logo...
On 22 February 2010 23:00, Zack (Doc) <z...@tnan.net> wrote:
> You disagree with Ryan's assertion that most email clients work that way by
so is it a matter of 'what other's do' or 'what's the right thing to
I will suggest a lab feature. but I am almost certain that I once did.
On Feb 22, 5:15 am, Ryan Morehart <moreh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> It's just not how most email clients work by default
For a much older variant of this top v bottom issue refer to
and subsequent replies