Rory Browne wrote:
> Fair enough Brian, but if you're telling me that the argument against
> top-posting is simply badly made, then feel free to explain it more
> clearly. Just for the record, are you still reading this?
I'm telling you that there are people who hang out on the internet, who
consider themselves to be traffic cops... and that just because Stalin,
thought that eating regular meals, was a good idea, doesn't mean I
should starve myself, since I'm no pinko.
Also, having been set upon by trolls, who seem to have more interest in
looking cool in front of their mates, about my own relatively ignorant
top posting years ago... when I'd gotten over the insults and the petty
people who got off on the arguments... I did see a kind of innate logic
to it... i.e. one usually reads top to bottom, so it does make much more
sense, to post newest messages at the bottom also.
Further, it's good manners to clip what's not relevant to your current
mail, see my above pruning... so that mails don't become illegible.
And finally, whilst I'd find top posting mildly ... very mildly
irritating /now/ having learned that behavior the required netiquette...
is still required (not variable) and some people either /are/ religious
about it or like to be seen as such and thus won't shut up, until they
get their way.
And, as I believe I've been trying to point out... b^top posters share a
higher percentage of genetic material with lesser sapiens and worship
false gods.. it's a clear tautology.
"Fiery the angels fell. Deep thunder rolled around their shores, burning
with the fires of Orc." -- Roy Batty, Blade Runner.
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