NNTP-Posting-Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2002 16:59:56 -0600
From: email@example.com (John Fields)
Subject: Re: OT: Posting Style Vote - all lurkers please respond
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2002 22:13:33 GMT
Organization: Austin Instruments, Inc.
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On Tue, 19 Nov 2002 20:37:06 GMT, "Brill Pappin"
>I don't think it has anything to do with it... most people post as required
>(logically)... its really a non-issue... besides... things change, so if
>Netiquette says one thing, and everyone does it another way... then the
>Netiquette is out of date. You might call it Netolution...
>Like I said earlier, its a non-issue... frankly I don't care how people post
>as long as I can see the context. Post it how you like, I'll still read it
>if I'm interested in what you have to say.
YAFI. How can you tell whether you'll be interested or not unless
you read it?^) Duhhh....
Then you say you don't care how people post _as long as_ you can see
the context, which puts the onus on _them_ to meet _your_
conditions, which means that you _do_ care how they post.
Please note that the order of the responses to the last two
sentences of your post is reversed in the two paragraphs preceding
this sentence. This was deliberately done in order to give you just
a taste of the confusion that can come about by using top posting
injudiciously. Actually, you probably won't even notice...-) Well,
maybe now that you've been given a clue you will.
So far there have been about 40 articles posted to this thread and,
had you taken the trouble to read them you might have come to the
conclusion that posting etiquette is certainly _not_ a non-issue for
most of the folks in the discussion.
If it's a non-issue as far as you're concerned, then what's all the
self-aggrandizing elitist lip about? I bet you think you're pretty
Well, you might be, but...