Re: Top posting vs. bottom posting

What really get me is when someone begins with a top post, then ......
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> >Yea, and I thought kidney stones were bad!
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> stop top posting !
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> >> teh > >>
> >> > >There is nothing worse than following a bottom posted thread only to > >find
> >> > >that the next reply has been top posted and of course vice versa for a
> >top
> >> > >posted thread.
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> >> I thought it was pretty bad when my tonsils were so swollen that I
> >> couldn't swallow and I could hardly breathe, but now that I think about
> >> it you're right. That wasn't half as bad as a top posted reply after a
> >> bottom posting precedent. Even the vasectomy wasn't so bad, come to
> >> think of it.
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.......finishes on the bottom.
Reply to
Bill Fulmer
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Make me!
Reply to
Paul McIntosh
hehe
Reply to
Paul McIntosh
hey why don't you all get a life and find something more useful to bitch @
you cant be good looking and cross-eyed at the same time !!
Reply to
Sylvia Dulude
Ouch... But you're right, -Paul
Reply to
Paul Ryan
Nah, the worst is bottom posters who make you scroll down 300 lines of "respond to" text to read a one word response.
One word: Editing
Don
There is nothing worse than following a bottom posted thread only to find that the next reply has been top posted and of course vice versa for a top posted thread.
Reply to
Don Hatten
A dumb question, but I don't know the answer What is top posting? What is bottom posting? -- Mike
Reply to
Mike Norton
You top posted, I bottom posted
Reply to
Don Hatten
Don,
And I edited out the prior needless text. --
Jim L.
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Reply to
Jim Lilly
Good, now you know how irritating it is
Reply to
Don Hatten
Don,
Which part? --
Jim L.
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Reply to
Jim Lilly
Bottom posting without creative editting ;-)
Reply to
Don Hatten
That answer made no sense. This is not a flame, and if I don't get an answer, I will give up. -- Mike
Reply to
Mike Norton
Probably a good idea, Mike.
... if I don't get an answer, I will give up. -- Mike
Reply to
Don Hatten
Top, bottom, in-between, verbose (not trimming the extra STUFF) all are things WE do. The one that I notice with ire is the cross posting to lots and lots of newsgroups. Sort of like this previous post did. I caught it and trimmed it to only reply to ONE newsgroup. Keeps the statistics straight you know... ;>)
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From: "xntrick" Newsgroups: rec.models.rc,rec.models.rc.air,rec.models.rc.helicopter,rec.models.rc.soari ng,rec.models.scale,uk.rec.models.radio-control.air,rec.crafts.scrapbooks Subject: Re: Top posting vs. bottom posting
Reply to
Six_O'Clock_High
This reply is a 'top post'. If the reply was at the bottom of the message thread, it would be a 'bottom post'.
Outlook Express is set to top post replies and, as far as I can tell, you cannot change it.
For whatever reason, Usenet convention [from many years ago] calls for bottom posting of replies. I guess it is easier to read a message and then see all replies below the original text.
For some unknown reason, Microsoft decided to change that convention. Since Outlook Express is the most widely used newsreader, those of us who use it tend to top post.
Carrell
Reply to
Carrell
...and *this* reply is a proper posting, according to age-old USENET convention. I neither "top post" nor "bottom post", but quote the relevant bits of the message I'm commenting on, adding my new material in context.
Wrong. See above.
Top posting and bottom posting are two different ways of posting a response without a tiny little bit of extra effort to make the result readable. Both are in breach of traditional USENET etiquette.
-tih
Reply to
Tom Ivar Helbekkmo
No, you are wrong. Every netiquette reference I found said bottom posting was the preferred where most members bottom post.
Here is just a sample:
[Users] Top posting: not only "poor netiquette" but CONFUSING!! ... 0"> Knode - my news browser puts the reply cusor at the bottom - enforcing the netiquette. The answer is that for email, top posting seems to be OK ... lists.ximian.com/archives/public/ users/2003-July/010579.html - 10k - Cached - Similar pages
[Users] Top posting: not only "poor netiquette" but CONFUSING!! ... put the cursor at the top - making top > posting the default? :-) > Knode - my news browser puts the reply cusor at the bottom - enforcing > the netiquette. ... lists.ximian.com/archives/public/ users/2003-July/010590.html - 7k - Cached - Similar pages [ More results from lists.ximian.com ]
Christopher Cashell - Top Posting vs. Bottom Posting. ... It's annoying, can be difficult to understand, and considered improper netiquette. Bottom posting is where you go through the document you're responding to ... topher.livejournal.com/176824.html - 12k - Cached - Similar pages
Top vs Bottom Posting ... We had a lengthy and heated discussion of this and replying netiquette on the ... -> Bottom Posting I learned how to reply when I joined an email list and saw how ...
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All My FAQs Wiki: Top-posting or bottom-posting ... anton/topposting.html -- Anton Smit: "Why is Bottom-posting better than Top-posting; ... local/dir/dir.cgi/Computers/Internet/Etiquette/ -- Netiquette links; ...
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Bottom vs. top posting and quotation style on Usenet ... a small "yes" or "no" at the bottom than to ... is based on a Usenet article posted by Tobias ... nicely complements other treatises on Usenet and netiquette, such as ...
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[SC-Help] Netiquette (was: Spammers playing new games (old ... ... Next message: [SC-Help] Netiquette (was: Spammers play>I also read many newsgroups that "prefer" bottom posting simply because ... news.spamcop.net/pipermail/spamcop-help/ 2003-October/045577.html - 5k - Cached - Similar pages
VISI.com | About VISI.com | 10 Secrets of Business Netiquette ... I prefer top-posting; VISI.com's director of network engineering prefers bottom posting. ... Kris Garvey is Chief Netiquette Officer, Sales Manager and Marketing ... home.visi.com/about/news/strib_2003-12-08.html - 22k - 24 Feb 2004 - Cached - Similar pages
Reply to
Paul McIntosh
No, Paul, YOU are wrong. I explained classic USENET etiquette, and you quote various modern day misunderstandings in refutation. I don't really care what the majority of morons think today -- I just pointed out that we used to have a very good, common standard way back long before you knew that the Internet existed.
I'm not going to say anything more about this matter here: this newsgroup is more or less completely unreadable, because people here are normal, everyday people, and thus positively hate the very idea of ever learning anything useful. I know I can't change that.
-tih
Reply to
Tom Ivar Helbekkmo
Hmm, seems to me that you seem to have a problem with everyone in the world who will not dance to your tune. At least I guess that is why you call the majority of them morons.
You really should reconsider your position. What you learned (back in the dark ages - before ISP's) has nothing to do with the way the net has grown.
Include yourself in that tirade of hate for normal people.
Reply to
Six_O'Clock_High

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