Posted by Gooey TARBALLS on March 10, 2006, 12:16 am
I'm new to these groups. And I think I "top post." That is, add my comments
above the text that inspired my response in the first place. From my
perspective (using MS Outlook) it makes it easier to follow the threads
reading the top thread and clicking on the various responses if the
respondents "top post."
If they post under a copy of the original, I have to read it again scrolling
down to find the response. Not the easiest approach (again, from my
And, I suspect I am an A.S.S. (American Senile Sitizen)
Posted by wmbjk on March 10, 2006, 12:56 am
On Fri, 10 Mar 2006 00:16:57 GMT, "Gooey TARBALLS"
You seem reasonable, so I suppose I could try to explain all the
things you haven't considered. But the subject has already been beaten
to death. Since you're new, you might want to set aside a few months
to read all about it in the archives. :-) Or save yourself some time
and consider this: it's the Solar Flare's (AKA Gymmy Bob and John P
Bengi) favorite subject, and he's an intractable nitwit top poster.
That ought to be enough to scare any sensible person into bottom
Posted by Gooey TARBALLS on March 10, 2006, 3:20 am
Nope. I'm a top poster and wish all of you were. Its just much easier for me
to read top of posts in my outlook. These posts are a temporal thing. You
read the first post, then read the Reponses one after the other in the order
they arrived. You already read the "subject post" or "original," and are
looking to read the replies/responses. Why would you want to have to re-read
the original question/post before being able to read each response?
Now you bottom feeders may be using some other mail reader. And maybe you
can recommend one better suited to the task than Outlook. But, as I said,
from this perspective it seems everyone should change and do it (respond) my
Posted by Solar Flare on March 10, 2006, 3:25 am
Now they are going to tell you that you're stupid because you don't
use their brand of browser..
so predictable from the neurotic ones.
oh look! Your header is with your text too!!! What a concept! So is
numb nuts header.
Have a great one!
easier for me
Posted by Nick on March 10, 2006, 8:55 am
Gooey TARBALLS wrote:
Where are these responses that you talk about? Are you talking
about separate posts in a newsgroup, or are you talking about
having an entire thread from the very beginning all contained in
one post? That is a very bad thing, please don't do it.
Did you know that all these posts are archived by Google and
elsewhere? Before someone asks a question for the umpteenth time,
they should check the archive first and not waste everyone's time.
If you and others never snip anything, the amount that has to be
archived is much greater.
What you should do is to leave a few lines of the bit that you
are replying to (including the person's name) at the top, then
put your response.
This will all be on the first page, so that nobody has to scroll
down to begin reading your response.
The post that you are replying to may not still exist on servers,
or may mot yet have arrived for everyone else, so a post should
be understandable by itself.
No the newsreader has nothing to do with top or bottom posting.
You should SNIP OUT EVERYTHING that you are not replying to, and
reply after the bit that you are replying to.
Just like I have done here.