On May 31, 2018, at 1:37 PM, David Payne via Groups.Io wrote:
[Puhtaytoe puhtahtoe, tuhmaytoe tuhmahto]
I blame it on the programmers who put the "new" comments at the top rather, than as I recall from years ago, the bottom of a reply.The old top posting-bottom-posting argument predates the World Wide Web and the public internet. It had little to do with coder preferences, more to to with netiquette. Regardless of the default location of the text cursor in a followup or reply, there was a customary action requested, and sometimes required of users, to edit and to position the text cursor appropriately in replies.
I think most responders don't THINKand that's it, in a proverbial nutshell. Netiquette strongly insists on *thoughtful* follow-ups.
 the glory days of Usenet, even before the Great Renaming
Nolan Hinshaw, formerly email@example.com and AFU Game Warden