TopPosting !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ed Greshko Ed.Greshko at
Tue Apr 15 14:27:13 UTC 2008

Paul wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 10:17 AM, Brian Beattie 
> <beattie at <mailto:beattie at>> 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
>     exhausted.
>     --
>     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 
> quickly.

Of course you have to understand that your labeling of top posters as 
"idiots" is counter productive.

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