[ubuntu-uk] top posting row (was Uk Loco team forums)

baza baza at themauvezone.fsnet.co.uk
Sun Nov 5 15:14:51 GMT 2006


I hate top posting ;)

On Sun, 2006-11-05 at 07:02 +0000, Ian wrote:
> But I was not here to make a date. And I see other top posting OK.
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> -------Original Message------- 
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> From: Sean Miller 
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> Date: 05/11/2006 05:10:03 
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> To: British Ubuntu Talk 
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> Subject: [ubuntu-UK] top posting row (was Uk Loco team forums) 
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> Ian wrote: 
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> > You have and its appalling bad taste in my language. 
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> Just to explain for a moment, Ian, why people feel so passionately at 
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> Times about top posting in an e-mail list and as a result sometimes we 
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> Can end up with situations like this where one person feels "victimised" 
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> Or the like... 
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> Imagine yourself as a "Digest" subscriber to the list. You will get one 
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> E-mail daily with all the posts in. Imagine then that there is a big 
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> Issue going on and many posts are on one thread. If we take a 
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> Conversation thus... 
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> Mike: "Good morning, Bob... Lovely day isn't it." 
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> Bob: "Indeed it is. Fancy a pint at lunchtime down the Dog and Duck?" 
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> Mike: "Oh, definitely. What time?" 
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> Bob: "Midday?" 
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> Mike: "Great! Seeya there" 
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> Easy enough isn't it? Right... let's imagine they all top post... what's 
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> The digest going to look like? 
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> 10:15am Mike at mike.com 
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> Good morning, Bob... Lovely day isn't it. 
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> 10.20am Bob at bob.com 
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> Indeed it is. Fancy a pint at lunchtime down the Dog and Duck? 
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> Mike wrote: 
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> >Good morning, Bob... Lovely day isn't it. 
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> 10.25am Mike at mike.com 
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> Oh, definitely. What time? 
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> Bob wrote: 
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> >Indeed it is. Fancy a pint at lunchtime down the Dog and Duck? 
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> >Mike wrote: 
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> >>Good morning, Bob... Lovely day isn't it. 
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> 10.26am Bob at bob.com 
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> Midday? 
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> Mike wrote: 
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> >Oh, definitely. What time? 
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> >Bob wrote: 
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> >>Indeed it is. Fancy a pint at lunchtime down the Dog and Duck? 
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> >>Mike wrote: 
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> >>>Good morning, Bob... Lovely day isn't it. 
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> 10.28am Mike at mike.com 
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> Great, Seeya there! 
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> Bob wrote: 
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> >Midday? 
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> >Mike wrote: 
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> >>Oh, definitely. What time? 
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> >>Bob wrote: 
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> >>>Indeed it is. Fancy a pint at lunchtime down the Dog and Duck? 
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> >>>Mike wrote: 
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> >>>>Good morning, Bob... Lovely day isn't it. 
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> ...and that was *such* a simple conversation. Imagine a technical 
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> Discussion. 
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> Please understand, Ian, nobody is trying to drive anybody else off this 
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> I believe the request to be simply saying *try* to think about making it 
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> Easy for the other readers when you post. It literally only takes a few 
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> Seconds to snip out the bits you're replying to but it could save those 
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> Reading the digest hours when trying to make head or tail of a conversation.
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> Sean 
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