[SpamCop-List] Re: Top posting works in a few places. Not here.
steve at prolynx.com
Sat Jun 11 22:52:44 EDT 2005
Top-posting is a personal taste issue which
you seem to think is Nazi-istically mandatory
(for lack of a better word). I don't and neither
do many others.
Enforce your rules upon yourself and I will
enforce my rules upon myself and together
well get along just fine. Capisci?
To each their own. Live and let live.
"Mike Easter" <MikeE at ster.invalid> wrote in message
news:d8galp$8pf$1 at news.spamcop.net...
> Top posting works in a few places. Some corporate email systems
> a top posting compliance which maintains whatever was written before
> 'unblemished' and intact fashion under a corresponding post -- the
> called corporate TOFU - text over fullquote under.
> That corporate environment's enforcement for its email causes some
> emailers to habitually email correspond with top posting. The
> resemblance between email and news and the 'rigidification' of
> leads to some very small number of newsgroups where top posting is
> actually preferred. However, top posting doesn't fit at all into a
> trimmed contextualized conversation which is the standard for
> posts, which are conversational, not corporate tofu.
> In almost all newsgroups top posting simply doesn't work. Can't
> In those groups it is necessary to both trim and contextualize for
> flow and sequence of the conversation about very specific and
> line entities, such as Received lines or other precise elements of a
> spam header.
> Mike Easter
> kibitzer, not SC admin
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