Top-posting shenanigans (was: Re: ASR33 $1000+ And Counting...)

From: Patrick Finnegan <>
Date: Thu Feb 24 15:21:34 2005

On Thursday 24 February 2005 15:09, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Feb 2005, Jules Richardson wrote:
> > On Thu, 2005-02-24 at 12:49 -0600, David H. Barr wrote:
> > IME *typically* the people who top-post come from an environment
> > where they've only ever used Outlook as their email client. I'm not
> > sure why that link exists, but it's been my observation.
> This is *exactly* where most top-posting comes from.
> Another thing bad about top-posting is that it encourages lazy
> behaviour (i.e. not trimming replies).

After work has foisted a blackberry upon me (which I'm proud to say
*doesnt* work with an Exchange server :), I learned a few things about
it that disturb me.

The first thing is that you can *only* top post. You can delete the
original email in a reply, but you can't bottom/interleaved post.

The next thing is that you *cant* modify the original message that
you're replying to at all.

>From what I've experienced with my blackberry so far, with the possible
exception of the web browser, I'd have to say it's a complete piece of
shit; and I've only had to deal with it for 6 days now!

Oh, I guess the phone works ok on it as well. :)

IME, Danger's sidekick is a much better design. I just wish that
service was available from a provider other than T-Mobile.

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