Rory Browne wrote:
> 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.
>> But one, has usually already read the older messages, so why not put
> them to the bottom out of the way, and let them read the important
> stuff first, and then give them the freedom to decide for themselves
> if they want to refer to older messages.
I don't have strong feelings on the topic... however I do believe that a
convention for communication ... a protocol is important and the bottom
posters /won/ whatever fight was had about bottom posting long before,
you or I or most of the vociferous bottom posters ever used the Web
>>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.
>> That's like saying that because a spoilt child won't shut up until he
> gets sweets that giving them sweets is the right thing to do? As this
> topic has demonstrated, not everyone supports the bottom-posting-only
> 'rule' or the 'logic' behind it. Some only do it to keep the crying
> children happy.
Perhaps... though, I'd venture the corollary is 'truer', since the top
posters are very much in the minority.
>>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.
> The majority of voters aparently support the FF/PD government. That
> doesn't necessarly mean that we should all vote FF just because other
> people do. This is modern Ireland. Not Nazi Germany.
<insert godwin's law invocation>
It's worth noting us good-guys in Ireland derive massive benefits from
the CAP, which is very bad for quite a few very poor people in the
world. Us good-guys in Ireland deport women to countries which practice
FGM (Google this please) whilst claiming that those same people are
social welfare scroungers. The good-guys in the US incinerated and
irradiated 200,000 Japanese civilians ^civilians^ in 1945. The good-guys
in France sunk a Greenpeace boat, when that boat tried to stop France
detonating a Nuclear weapon contrary to the test ban treaty (97?). The
good-guys in Australia, had up until the 1970s a policies which were
tantamount to Eugenics.
I'm glad I live in such a free and socially progressive country, which
has ... such ... historically esteemed and venerated supports of
justice, freedom and equality on it's side.
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