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

From: Randy McLaughlin <>
Date: Thu Feb 24 22:07:57 2005

From: "Jay West" <>
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2005 9:50 PM
> <ListOwnerMode Off>
> Personally, I think top-posting is lazy, and not quite, but almost
> inconsiderate.
> But then, I am guilty of it occasionally.
> </ListOwnerMode ON>
> Jay

I use outlook express 99% of the time. I have been guilty of top posting
but I try not to.

When I am ready to respond I click on reply then I have to edit out all the
garbage like repeating the subject line.

By the time I'm finished editing I have to remember what I was going to say.

Top posting is easy, saying it's not a problem if you read the messages in
order ignores the truth:

If you are following more than one subject or follow them on different days
it helps to scan over the message being replied to.

With top posting you must scroll down to the original message, read it to
make sure you understand what is being responded to, scroll back to the
response and read it.

The truth is most people that don't take the time to think how their posts
affect others probably haven't taken the time to come up with anything worth

Received on Thu Feb 24 2005 - 22:07:57 GMT

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