Top posting and double spacing

Roy Smith roy at
Thu Feb 13 03:01:35 CET 2014

In article <mailman.6803.1392245927.18130.python-list at>,
 Larry Martell <larry.martell at> wrote:

> My personal rule is that I will give people 1 or 2 chances after they
> are asked. If they continue to top post or send double space posts, I
> simply ignore everything from them until they get with the program. If
> we all did that maybe they'd get the message (but probably not).

I have a somewhat more dynamic rule.  If the subject looks interesting, 
I click on it.  A window opens up with the article (speaking from a 
newsreader perspective here) in it.  If the first screen contains 
nothing interesting, the odds of my scrolling down to see what might 
come later are approximately zero.

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