Ed.Greshko at greshko.com
Tue Apr 15 14:27:13 UTC 2008
> On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 10:17 AM, Brian Beattie
> <beattie at beattie-home.net <mailto:beattie at beattie-home.net>> wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-04-15 at 09:21 -0400, John DeCarlo wrote:
> > Ideally, with proper threading, you would not need to quote the
> > previous message at all, making this a moot point.
> That is just flat wrong. If the post you are reading, is a response to
> a message that you have deleted and expunged 15 minutes ago, you have no
> context. Or is proper threading keeping all messages until a thread is
> A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
> Q: Why is top-posting a bad thing?
> Well, if this thread served any purpose it was to arrange all the top
> posting idiots into one easy place so that they can be troll filtered
Of course you have to understand that your labeling of top posters as
"idiots" is counter productive.
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