Posted by Michael B on December 21, 2009, 2:42 am
How long will it be before the Grammar Police get here?
Do I still have time to report the shoe sales posts as
spam before they get to me?
Oh, I see that the guidelines use the word "please". That
means "It would be very nice if you would do this". Okay,
I've been reminded.
Now, do you perhaps need a lesson on how to killfile me?
Wouldn't be the first, won't be the last.
Posted by John Fields on December 21, 2009, 3:59 pm
On Sun, 20 Dec 2009 18:42:48 -0800 (PST), Michael B
They're here already.
Ah, I see you _do_ consider some types of posts as being objectionable,
so you _should_ be capable of recognizing that many consider top posting
in USENET to be not only objectionable, but extremely bad form.
Since a few of the reasons for bottom posting and trimming were given,
and "please" was used to ask you, politely, to follow the conventions
that most of us have found helpful in eliminating confusion and saving
time, your recalcitrance at posting, using those conventions, is
Specifically, since you obviously have no intention of being
accommodating and making life a little easier for all of us, you brand
yourself as being a narcissistic little creep who wants Rome to do as he
With an attitude like yours there are likely many more who have filtered
you out of their lives than not; probably the way you prefer it...
Posted by Josepi on December 21, 2009, 11:28 pm
Geeesh. Please don't fuck wit the atural order of your newsreader. It makes
a mess of the thread and confuses the hell out of anybody actually caring
about who posted what. Your bwoser was made to top post with the attachments
at the bottom, keep the headers with the respective text and be easy to use.
Look at the mess you have made of this thread with bottom posting.
The bottom post argument is the favourite troll of the bored and stupid.
This thread is prime example of this.
BTW: Trimming is good but please don't sign your initials over and over.
You're not that important.
Posted by John Fields on December 23, 2009, 12:55 am
Geez, where do these creeps come from?
Certainly not I, since with the earliest post at the top and the most
recent at the bottom, the chronological order of responses is
maintained and anyone joining the thread at any time merely has to read
from the top down (as we do when we're reading a book, a magazine
article, a newspaper, etc.) to follow the thread.
Your idiotic predilection for top posting assumes that what you have to
say is important enough that everyone should read it first and then go
thrashing about, scampering through the thread in order to determine
what you were talking about.
So far I haven't seen any evidence justifying your position.
On the contrary, clearly over 99% of us bottom post (and inline post
when it's appropriate) because it makes sense, while I think the
remaining 1% top post in order to get attention or just because you're
troublemakers with a "You can't tell me what to do" attitude.
If that were true, then you should follow your own advice and stop
Posted by Michael B on December 23, 2009, 1:43 am
Your position, at the bottom, assumes that your responses
will be something a reader actually seeks by scrolling past
all your other trolldom utterances.
I actually scrolled down to see if you had posted something
relevant to the topic. But, no. I was disappointed, but not
Go back to the bottom where you are comfortable, more easily