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From: One Stone
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Subject: Re: OT: Posting Style Vote - all lurkers please respond
References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>
Organization: Chariot Internet - http://www.chariot.net.au
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2002 22:37:37 +1030
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David Harmon wrote:
> On 18 Nov 2002 15:58:13 -0800 in sci.electronics.design,
> firstname.lastname@example.org (Al Borowski) wrote:
> >everyone to reply once and only once to this message, saying either
> >'top post only', 'bottom post only' or 'don't care that much' -
> Top posting is WRONG.
EVERYTHING YOU KNOW IS WRONG
(generic you, not personal)
> Bottom posting is also wrong.
> Follow usenet conventions, TRIM QUOTES to relevant context only,
> and INTERSPERSE your replies point by point if you are replying to
> more than one point.
> how do I quote correctly in usenet?
If it feels good do it.
> the advantages of usenet's quoting conventions
Where are the counter balancing disadvantages list?
> why bottom-posting is better than top-posting
> "rules" for posting to usenet:
Type away, try to be coherent, if that fails rant away, and sign it RSW
or JF, or the mad bastard that had a 6 month slanging match here with
> Bottom vs. top posting and quotation style on Usenet
> zen and the art of the internet (usenet section)
I am calm and focussed, which is more than can be said for my eyes.
> What do you mean "my reply is upside-down"?
got the specs on back to front again Buggah!
> Posting help for newbies
In all my years I've yet to meet anyone called Newbie. He must be a
> Ken Robbins - Quoting on Usenet
Then again nothing is wrong. these are the news groups, the last bastion
of anarchy in an otherwise boring homogenous world, bowed under the
strain of regulations and the urge/desire/threat to conform.
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