[SpamCop-List] Re: Top posting works in a few places. Not here.
windsorfoxNOSPAM at cox.net
Sat Jun 18 06:04:48 EDT 2005
Steve Sybesma wrote:
> STOP BEING SO SMALL-MINDED!
> TOP-POSTING IS ACCEPTABLE TO ALL BUT A FEW ANAL-RETENTIVE PEOPLE LIKE
Umm, no. I have been on Usenet since about 1990 and top posting
has never been acceptable but by very few people who were users of
pre-email messages in the days of CP/M. Why is it that you are in the
distinct minority here?
> BTW, POSTING TO NEWSGROUPS HAS BEEN ON A STEADY DECLINE FOR YEARS
> COMPARED TO POSTING TO OTHER FORUMS, BLOGS AND MESSAGE BOARDS.
Maybe, maybe not. I hope so. Then only the serious people who are
actually interested in the discussion at hand will be involved, like it
was so many years ago.
> IT'S FRANKLY BECAUSE OF _SOME_ OF THIS 'NETIQUETTE' IDIOCY THAT THAT
> IS THE CASE.
Yes. AOLers would discover Usenet and begin to spew. That will no
longer be a problem since AOL dropped their news server, but the damage
is done which is a point you seem to be making particularly clear. BTW,
allow me to take this time to mention that typing in all caps is
considered shouting and is very rude. You shouldn't do that either. Face
it, you have lost this battle, you should go ahead and give up now.
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