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On 11/08/16 16:06, DAVENPORT, MARC wrote:
>> You're welcome, but please DON'T top post.
> 
> Sorry about that, gmail encourages top posting.

I guess it leaves the insertion cursor in blank space ABOVE the quoted
original message text, (which is not anywhere you should ever place any
part of your response), but how could it possibly know where you should
be breaking into that original text, for a properly placed in-context,
in-line response?

I don't think I would go so far as to call that top cursor placement
"encouragement" for top posting, any more than Thunderbird's default
bottom placement is encouragement for (equally bad) bottom posting;
maybe "facilitates", rather than "encourages".  The reality is that
failure to move the cursor to an appropriate point, for insertion of
your response, and failure to prune contextually irrelevant cruft out
of the quoted original text, are symptomatic of careless laziness.

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Regards,
Keith.

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