[BangPypers] [OT] Guido's Tweet on Top Posting
sridhar.ratna at gmail.com
Fri Sep 11 19:19:55 CEST 2009
On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 12:54 AM, Kenneth Gonsalves <lawgon at au-kbc.org> wrote:
> On Friday 11 Sep 2009 11:00:41 am Kenneth Gonsalves wrote:
>> 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.
>> > """
> why? in the first place I am extremely sensitive to top posting, [...]
It is mostly a sensitiveness issue .. which is why I found Wikipedia's
quote relevant. Indeed the words "vehement", "tolerated", "less
sensitive", etc.. should give a clue.
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