Top Posting, was Re: A plea to classiccmpers

From: Marvin Johnston <>
Date: Wed Jan 22 20:01:00 2003

Top posting is quite appropriate when not responding to specifics, and
if someone needs to remember the context, they can scroll down. Having
to unnecessarily scroll down is a major pain in the backside!!!!!!
Generally speaking, I won't bother to read posts that start out with a
lot of quoting rather than the meat of what someone is trying to say.

"Zane H. Healy" wrote:
> > Oh, and why did you include the entire message you're comemnting on here,
> > rather than the one or 2 lines that were relevant? And why do you top-post?
> >
> > -tony
> I've come to the realization that top-posting is yet another sin that
> Microsoft needs to answer for! In MS LookOut, it expects you to top-post to
> replies (I suspect this is yet another MS ploy to waste disk space[1] as I've
> also observed that people using MS LookOut tend to not know how to trim
> messages[2]).
Received on Wed Jan 22 2003 - 20:01:00 GMT

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