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Is there a way to configure Gmail or add a labs extension to enable bottom-posting of replies?

By default it quotes the message you are replying and places the cursor at the top. I want it to place the cursor at the end of the (new) message.

Solutions that don't involve plugins like Greasemonkey are much appreciated. I'm using Google Chrome.

For those who don't know the horrors of 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?

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Another gmail update, another set of interaction changes. Bottom posting feels even harder now. –  Alison Apr 5 '13 at 10:55

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(This is an opinionated don't-do-that answer.)

If you are doing bottom-posting properly, you should be editing and condensing your quoted text, and possibly splitting the quote and replying in-between, not leaving it untouched. Therefore, the initial cursor position should not be a big deal.

(The blank lines provided at the top, on the other hand, are purely an annoyance.)

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I agree. Modern clients bring the selected text quoted when you reply for instance. –  muhuk Sep 6 '11 at 1:47
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I find the blank lines quite irritating psychologically, mostly because when I see them, I think "wtf are they encouraging me to top-post?", which makes me mad. –  SamB Jan 19 at 18:48
    
That would be 'interleaved posting' rather than bottom-posting. –  anddam Mar 17 at 8:22

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