[BangPypers] [OT] Guido's Tweet on Top Posting

srid sridhar.ratna at gmail.com
Fri Sep 11 07:24:27 CEST 2009

>From Wikipedia:

Objections to top-posting on newsgroups, as a rule, seem to come from
persons who first went online in the earlier days of Usenet, and in
communities that date to Usenet's early days. Until the mid-90s,
top-posting was unknown and interleaved posting an obvious standard
that all net.newcomers had to learn. Among the most vehement
communities are those in the Usenet comp.lang hierarchy, especially
comp.lang.c and comp.lang.c++. Top-posting is more tolerated on the
alt hierarchy. Newer online participants, especially those with
limited experience of Usenet, tend to be less sensitive to arguments
about posting style.



On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 8:07 AM, S.Ramaswamy <srsy70 at gmail.com> wrote:
> "Top-posting complaints is the old timers trying to assert their power over
> the newer generation who takes everything for granted."
> http://twitter.com/gvanrossum/status/2403974538
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