Sounds like another personal preference thing, I guess.
Keeping them the same throughout the home definitely sounds like a good idea.
First one of these I came across I had my clock plugged into one side of a duplex on the opposite side of the bed to the light. I thought the clock had gone faulty for a couple of days until I suddenly realized what was happeing!
Duplexes here have only one set of terminals, so this split isn't possible.
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I'm with you. That makes the most sense to me, but it doesn't seem to matter otherwise.
I don't see much of this around. Coincidentally, I just got a request for it the same day you posted this Q! I can probably count the # of requests I've had for this on 1 hand for almost 20 yrs. I do volunteer it ocassionally as a solution to unsure usage of a room, but not as a general rule.
After reading all the posts I figured I would put my 2 cents in. Figuring 9 times out of 10 there will be something plugged into a switched side of the outlet it would only make sense to put the switched part on the bottom. Because if it was on top there would always be a cord dangling over the open outlet. Makes sense doesn't it???