All points well taken. I guess I'm in the minority when I say I really don't want to read everyone's replies over and over again when they're quoted. The little plus and minus signs (+ / - ) in my reader make it possible for me to expand a thread & read only the messages I choose to read. My attention span and powers of retention are good enough that I don't need to then have everything quoted to me again and again as the replies pour in. If I were to read a top-post and not get what the author was saying, I don't think it would kill me to scroll down & see what the original message was. At any rate, unless bottom-posting becomes a law, I'll probably continue to post the way I always do. Those who choose to do so can just skip reading my posts. Patte 217.6/210.0/199.0 "Ignoramus18155" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected] > A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text. > Q: Why is it such a bad thing? > A: Top-posting. > Q: What is the most annoying thing on usenet and in e-mail?