[OT] Top posting is a PITA

Didier Morandi no at spam.com
Wed Mar 31 12:30:23 CEST 2004


Max M wrote:

>> Peter Hickman wrote:
>>
>>> People who whine on about 'top posting' are the sort of people who 
>>> draft 'clean desk' policies. If you want to whine about top posting 
>>> then start alt.whine.top.posting and have fun.
> 
> That is not quite right. Using top posting forces every reader to 
> unlearn a lifetime of knowledge about narrative flow in content.

(ages since I jumped into a troll... :-)

What against-top-posting people do not WANT to understand is that the very first 
interest of posting is, to me, to get help or information.

So, you post your question and, by definition, you remember what it was (well, I 
hope so).

Then, you go back to the ng the day after and if you got an answer, you are 
interested in the answer, not to reread your post.

I do not read answers to questions I did not post, so I don't care about 
"unlearn a lifetime of knowledge about narrative flow in content".

Period.

But as I try to be a gentleman, I did not top-post my post :-)

D.
Toulouse
Auto elected President of the Top Posting Liberation Army




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