Bottom-posting is the defacto standard on most usenet groups and technical mailing lists. YMMV of course.Your experience with Mac OS X seems profoundly mixed so far. I'm a little surprised that you disliked top-posting so much - I think that's at least partly because I've never used bottom-posting.
Thanks for the link, looks interesting.
Yeah, for some reason, this dichotomy has grown as the systems for e-mail and forums / newsgroups diverged. Because (I know what you said about mentioning Windows) on desktops of a variety of platforms, people use top-posting, and I'm pretty sure most web-based e-mail clients also top post. It used to annoy me, and I used to manually shift things around, and then after a while, I said meh, and started going with the flow. On the web, I bottom post. In e-mail, I top post.Compile 'em all said:Bottom-posting is the defacto standard on most usenet groups and technical mailing lists. YMMV of course.