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From: John Popelish
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Subject: Re: NG etiquette
References: <3DD97177.BF1F2091@rica.net> <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2002 01:56:56 GMT
NNTP-Posting-Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 20:56:56 EST
> John Popelish firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> >This medium is not for publishing formal papers, but is for
> >conversations between widely separated individuals while any number of
> >others read and contribute. Top posting turns this process into
> >chaos, very quickly.
> But why do a very small number of posters believe that top posting is fine ?
> The top posters are *convinced* it is clearer and better all round, yet 90% of
> posters disagree. I also note that the top posters also seem to be far ruder
> and more offensive than the rest. What exactly is going on here ?
My guess is that they think of their own post as something separate
and special, instead of being part of a branching sequence. They just
don't see their words as others do.
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