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Q: What is the most annoying thing in e-mail?

Some people hate email. Others love email. I kinda like email, but I find it annoying when people I email with don’t understand how to email properly. Basically nobody knows not to top-post, especially if you do any kind of work in a corporate setting.

I subscribe to the Linux Kernel Newbies mailing list and occasionally some nuggests of gold are posted, and today was one such day! This little gem was posted by Greg KH on the mailing list and I thought it was worth sharing.

A: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_post
Q: Were do I find info about this thing called top-posting?
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
A: Top-posting.
Q: What is the most annoying thing in e-mail?

A: No.
Q: Should I include quotations after my reply?

http://daringfireball.net/2007/07/on_top

(original email)