[OT] Top posting is a PITA [was : Prothon Prototypes vs Python Classes]

Markus Wankus markus_wankusGETRIDOFALLCAPS at hotmail.com
Wed Mar 31 22:15:19 CEST 2004

Amen!  Well said, Mr. Baumann.

R Baumann wrote:

> I belong to several newsgroups, some prefer top-posting, and some prefer
> bottom posting.  A few posters will spend the time to intersperse their
> replies. And a few will even split a post into additional posts to reply
> specifically to each question or comment that was made in a previous
> post(pretty anal).  Personally, I don't care how you post, it doesn't
> irritate me a bit whether the post is top or bottom, replies interspersed,
> or broken into multiple posts. My only real irritation, is the people that
> feel that they have to include all the prior postings in the thread in their
> post.  I know what the thread's about, and if I want to see the previous
> posts, I know how to go back and look at them.  I'm just interested in the
> answer(s).  Period.
> My point being?...There's no "correct" way to reply to a post.  Out of
> courtesy, one follows the "standard" of the newsgroup one is participating
> in.  Complaining whether one top posts or bottom posts is just a waste of
> time, and you, me, we, all know it.  We just don't have anything better to
> do but bitch, right?
> This particular silly argument always has the same effect; it gets us
> off-topic from the original post, and for those of us trying to follow that
> topic, this is more irritating than whether one is "posting in the approved
> manner".  This thread was renamed to a different subject, but that was a
> half-dozen rants later in the thread than it needed to be.
> Get my point?  Naw, too much to expect.  I've wasted both your time and my
> time with my own rant against your rants. :-)
> A lot of you guys seem far more interested in starting arguments and keeping
> them running, than you are discussing the pros and cons of Python and
> providing helpful answers.  Rein in your egos, no one, and I include myself,
> has anything helpful to contribute in this kind of  "dust-up".

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