On the evils of Top Posting [Was: Re: how NOT to have "landscape" related message when log in SSH]
dvalin at internode.on.net
Wed Nov 26 10:10:52 UTC 2008
On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 10:00:14AM +0100, Loïc Grenié wrote:
> Those people that created the list feel that somebody reading the
> thread afterwards will have an easier time with the in-line posting and
> insisted on the "do not top-post" rule.
> I sincerely hope you received the help you needed and the
> mailing-list does not feel too rigid.
Yes, the advice is, not least, a request for consideration of those
expected to help. Please consider this:
A: Because it breaks the logical sequence of the discussion.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
Q: What is the most annoying thing on usenet and in e-mail?
Those who help may scan|read several hundred posts per day, on a number of
lists not always in the single digits. To invite an answer to one's plea
for help, it can be profitable to make it as readable as possible.
Q: How to decide if I should clean my house or work on improving Vim?
A: Depends on which has more bugs. - Bram Moolenaar
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