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From: email@example.com (Spam Hater 7)
Subject: Re: NG etiquette
Date: 18 Nov 2002 17:23:04 -0800
NNTP-Posting-Date: 19 Nov 2002 01:23:04 GMT
firstname.lastname@example.org (Gibbo) wrote in message news:<email@example.com>...
> firstname.lastname@example.org (Spam Hater 7) wrote:
> >"Phil Allison" wrote in message
> >> > Could someone please explain what's wrong with top posting?
> >> ** Everything. Do a Google search on "top posting usenet" and read
> >> dozens of explanations.
> >> ................ Phil
> >But... The google news reader itself encourages top-posting; it will
> >trim away bottom-posted replies.
> >IME, top-posted replies are MUCH easier to read.
> >(This reply bottom posted as to not offend the luddites.)
> Google advises................
> Plus it's better, clearer, easier...... etc
Google should practice what they preach, or the "easier" clause will
remain false. (Better is -very- subjective.)
There are messages -in this thread- that can't be read easily with the
Google news reader. Why? Because the reply was bottom posted.
If the reply had been top posted, it would have been 1 click to read.
Because it (the reply) was bottom posted, it's a couple of extra
clicks, and (worse) a couple of extra page loads.
If top-posting really bothers you that much:
1) Stop and take a deep breath.
2) Count to ten.
3) Ignore it.
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