and the RSS feed, apparently. 2 hours after initial posting and no sign of it here.
It shows up in my RSS feed, but it's not the last item on the feed. Virtually everything from June shows up as my last refresh time, but not in date order.
Fixed. Apparently isn't allowed in RSS titles.
I've found that named HTML entities (even the ones you think would be okay like & and " are problematic in RSS (and Atom) feeds, which I fixed in the code that generates my blog feeds by having it convert any named entities to the numeric form (no problems after that).
I'd guess that blog-posting is displayed "backwards" is because posts are assumed to be relatively independent, whereas e-mail discussions clearly are not. You might "previously" quite a bit here, but I don't think you reply to yourself with LJ posts such that you get '"Why is top-posting bad?" "Yes."' problems. If this week's doomed-meathook-future news excerpt is out-of-order from the perversions image, nobody is going to lose the plot.
However, the DNA Lounge log has some degree of narrative continuity, so I agree that the "natural" ordering suits it better.
Newest-at-top blog ordering is preferable if it can be assumed that the reader is a regular reader and has already taken in enough context not to be confused by the text of the new posting. If context doesn't need to be provided, then avoiding having to scroll to get to the new stuff wins.
Email/usenet bottom-posting convention assumes, ideally, a really tight editing of the included material to provide very specific context, which a blog page doesn't do automatically (unless you're clever with cut-tags or their moral equivalent).
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