Top Posting, was Re: ASR33 $1000+ And Counting...

From: Marvin Johnston <>
Date: Fri Feb 25 09:15:07 2005

The *only* reason for inline or bottom posting IMNSHO is to refresh
readers memory about what has been said in the past, and to keep things
in context if there could be doubt. At what point does it become
arrogant/lazy/??? to not trim replies, change the subject header, etc.?
I believe the arguments so far in favor of inline and bottom posting
have been along the lines of "well, we've always done it that way"
rather than looking *objectively* at the reasons each type of posting is
done. I am still looking for *reasons* to inline post and bottom post to
the *exclusion* of top posting; feel free to provide some reasons :).
Again IMNSHO, each type of posting has its place.

As I said before, this is more an example of a religious type war than
anything with substance ... at least for the type of replies I usually

> > For myself, I consider it a workaround to bad posting habits :).
> Workaround for?! I consider it an *example of* bad posting habits!
> See my other message on the subject - it comes across as arrogant
> and/or lazy, each of which I consider rude.
> /~\ The ASCII der Mouse
Received on Fri Feb 25 2005 - 09:15:07 GMT

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