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

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Thu Feb 24 21:32:41 2005

On Thu, 24 Feb 2005, Zane H. Healy wrote:

> > Another thing bad about top-posting is that it encourages lazy behaviour
> > (i.e. not trimming replies).
> I tend to blame this problem on most people having highspeed connections
> these days. I've found that people with highspeed Internet connections
> don't stop to think about how what they're sending will effect those people
> that don't. I know we've got to have list-members that live where all they
> can get is dial-up, and some of them are probably doing good to get a 28k
> connection even with 56k modems on both ends (prior to getting DSL where I
> lived previously I could only connect at 24k).

I think it's more a matter of MS making things so easy to use that one
doesn't bother going into the settings to optimize stuff. You buy your
new Dell, you plug it in, turn it on, and everything just works. So you
happily start firing off e-mails and stuff, not realizing that Microsoft's
default settings are to add 10 times the actual information content of the
e-mail with redundant and horribly unnecessary HTML tags and other useless

Unless you know what's going on (i.e. most people here) then you're not
going to know you are offending those who know (i.e. us) much less care.

MS is the problem. Eliminate MS and most of our problems will go away.

Sellam Ismail                                        Vintage Computer Festival
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