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

Kenneth Gonsalves lawgon at au-kbc.org
Fri Sep 11 07:30:41 CEST 2009

On Friday 11 Sep 2009 10:54:27 am srid wrote:
> >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.
> """

Kenneth Gonsalves

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