acer aspire one & Kubuntu
claydoh at midmaine.com
Wed Apr 29 22:09:02 UTC 2009
On Wednesday 29 April 2009 5:18:12 pm Lindsay Mathieson wrote:
> On Thu, 30 Apr 2009 01:44:44 am GreyGeek wrote:
> > Actually, yes, there is. I've been using Linux for eleven years and
> > most forums and email lists frown on top posting. Even this one.
> Well I've been using email lists and related for over 17 years and there
> are a *lot* more email lists out there than linux and a lot of them prefer
> top posting.
> > The trouble is that I am lazy. I usually know what's in the thread I am
> > following so I don't need to re-read it. So, I prefer top posting
> I tend to agree, plus once the thread gets a bit long its a pain to scroll
> to the bottom of a message particularly when people don't trim.
Then snip it :)
> > because it is easier to insert a comment at the top than to scroll or
> > jump to the bottom
If you think about it, in a help and support list, it is simply easier for us
to find and follow a thread that we may not have seen from the beginning if you
comment in-line and at the bottom, makes it easier to find what a particular
comment is directed at, among other things
> > and stick one in between the previous text and any
> > footers which may have been added. I usually delete the footers to
> > eliminate clutter and continually bloating message sizes.
> > But, I also abide by forum conventions and rules, so on this forum I
> > don't top post.
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