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Re: [Rabbits] Top posting

  • From"Benjamin F. Klahn KSC" <bfklahn@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateMon, 8 Nov 2010 23:29:38 -0600

Look, this is a stupid argument, I'm done. I'm not going to change the
way I converse with hundreds of other groups and individuals for one
confused guy on a mailing list somewhere. If you need context scroll
down, it's easier to have one person who needs it scroll down to be
reminded of what the conversation is instead of having everyone scroll
past something they've already read.

If you don't like top posting check out message grouping. All the
modern e-mail clients do it, gmail, thunderbird, outlook, etc.


On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 23:00, Marnen Laibow-Koser <marnen@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Nov 8, 2010, at 11:55 PM, Marnen Laibow-Koser <marnen@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Nov 8, 2010, at 11:13 PM, "Benjamin F. Klahn KSC" <bfklahn@xxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> Request denied. Top posting is the default behavior in many modern e-mail
> programs.
> It's a poor default, and should be entirely disregarded.  It breaks
> conversational order and makes discussions harder to follow.
> Including gmail which I use. It doesn't really matter if we top post or not
> you're an adult you can figure it out easily enough.
> Not true.  Top-posting makes it arimpossible to tell what part of a message
> is being replied to.  I have been in many discussions where this actually
> causes major understanding problems.
> Really, I don't understand why anyone would ever choose to top-post.  It has
> many disadvantages, and not a single advantage (except for perhaps savi
> Sorry, iPhone was being difficult.
> As I was saying, I don't see a single advantage to top-posting, except
> perhaps saving one click.  Why do it?
> Historical note: I don't ever remember top-posting back in my Usenet days.
>  I think it's a recent aberration, as people forget what the quoted text is
> there for...
> Best,
> --
> Marnen Laibow-Koser
> http://www.marnen.org
> marnen@xxxxxxxxxx
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