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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Gibbo)
Date: 18 Nov 2002 12:36:25 GMT
Organization: AOL, http://www.aol.co.uk
Subject: Re: NG etiquette
Tony Williams email@example.com wrote:
> Gibbo wrote:
>> briansalt@NScix.co.uk (B. W. Salt.) incorrectly top-posted with:
>> >Why should one have to trawl through all that repeat message(s) just to
>> >get to the reply?
>> There's another one for the kill file.
> He has a point Chris, very valid in forums where
> no one can be bothered to snip.
> Trouble is, that world is now extending to here.
> Look at this thread even.... two posts today,
> both greater than 3800 bytes, both with less than
> 200 bytes of reply tacked on the bottom.
> It's a right pain in the bum to continually have
> to scroll down multiple screens, just to find
> a one-liner or two-liner reply.
> Some posters here are getting so damned lazy......
> End of rantette.
Yes he does have a point but on a technical newsgroup such as this, unless
everyone posts at the bottom, a thread can become almost impossible to follow.
Trawling through previous posts to find out who wrote what and when is a damned
site more difficult than moving a cursor to the bottom.
Nothing is perfect but on balance bottom posting simple makes so much more
I've just looked through several complete threads at random and (now this may
be coincidence) threads seem to stop or greatly diminish in response at the
first top posting unless someone takes the trouble to put the top posted reply
back in the right place ie at the BOTTOM.
I wish newsreaders could be set to kill file top posters automatically. The
ones who mistakenly do it I can accept. But the ones who do it repetetively,
and proudly ? Idiots.
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