[SpamCop-List] Re: Top posting works in a few places. Not here.
steve at prolynx.com
Sun Jun 12 10:03:21 EDT 2005
It's not political, but like many things, it's used in a political
You have a 'clique' here who enjoys breast-beating their 'superiority'
and insinuating they are better, more mature, etc. than people that
to follow 'netiquette' 100%, like of course, myself.
I don't go for snotty attitudes and hounding other people to get them
conform to the 'ideal'. I tell them off and encourage them to killfile
Like you, I only value certain posts.
In my case, I value the posts of people who don't browbeat others,
who can think outside the box and who probably have a higher IQ
Some details of 'netiquette' I'm usually with, but some I willingly
Netiquette has become a bit outdated and needs to be revised to
be a bit more tolerant so that it doesn't lend itself to easily to
creeps who enjoy exercising their power-trips upon people who
don't agree with them.
"Mike Richter" <mrichter at cpl.net> wrote in message
news:d8hi03$uh4$1 at news.spamcop.net...
> Steve Sybesma wrote:
> > 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.
> Bottom posting has distinct advantages which make it preferable for
> general discussion. A minor point is that it keeps message and
> together. A more substantial one is that it encourages editing prior
> material to eliminate the irrelevant.
> That it is also courteous has little impact on those who consider it
> matter of taste and therefore somehow political.
> mrichter at cpl.net
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