A plea to classiccmpers

From: Paul Thompson <thompson_at_new.rr.com>
Date: Wed Jan 22 20:53:00 2003

On Wed, 22 Jan 2003, 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]).

I've never quite understood the top posting furor.

Whenever a top posting uproar appears on usenet, it just seems to be a way
for the anal elitists in places like the perl newsgroups to get in enough
complaints about the poster to justify posting a response to a question.
(They won't post a reponse without first some minor quibble about your
posting technique or eye color)

I find top posted messages go quicker reading my mail on my (on topic)
Wyse terminal.

Received on Wed Jan 22 2003 - 20:53:00 GMT

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