Posted by Ron Purvis on March 10, 2006, 12:42 pm
The problem with your advice is that you actually are not the majority
anymore. Further the people like you that tend to get so worked up over the
issue seem to add very little content to any discussion except the one about
top vs. bottom posting. I and many others don't really care whether you top
or bottom post. I find it easiest to top post, better to post in-line, and
only bottom post to groups that seem to have that as the norm. No matter
which way I post, I try and make the content the most important thing. So
far from what I have seen you have ignored the content just to focus on
which way a person posts. That seems very silly to me.
Posted by Doctor Drivel on March 10, 2006, 1:43 pm
On these groups I certainly am in the majority.
So you use intelligence. If all top post you follow, if all bottom post you
follow. But some dickheads are told of their unconformity and still ignore
the majority and screw up threads. These should all be killfiled by the
group users, then they will piss off.
Posted by Solar Flare on March 11, 2006, 2:06 am
If correct trimming is used then posting style doesn't matter on iota.
Top posting is much more tolerant of poor trimming or no trimming and
much easier to follow and read. The start poition is always the same
unlike bottom or interlaced confusion.
Your browser is not capable of bottom posting totally. Have a look at
what you posted in both places.
Posted by Steve Spence on March 12, 2006, 1:49 am
Doctor Drivel wrote:
Actually it's the newsgroup Nazi's that should be killfiled. Many spend
all their time trying to enforce some outdated etiquette suggestions
instead of posting any ontopic content. They can't even put a logical
subject heading on their drivel. Talk about hypocrisy. Snip everything
but what you are specifically answering, then it doesn't matter how you
arrange your post.
Dir., Green Trust, http://www.green-trust.org
Contributing Editor, http://www.off-grid.net
Posted by Solar Flare on March 12, 2006, 2:50 am
Well said. Multiple pages are not warranted most of the time. The one
page answer complete with triggering statements almost always get
Not snipping is worth sniping? Maybe....lol