Re: Joe jobs - was Re: Victim of Spam-Trap addresses...
MikeE at ster.invalid
Mon Apr 3 21:42:32 EDT 2006
Jeff G. wrote:
> Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
Choosing those words to address directly for the purpose of my
If you 'study' the effect of top posting, you make some important
Top posters generally or typically [meaning usually but not always]
"don't know what they are talking about".
It is actually a very serious affliction. They don't read carefully
what they are replying to, as if they are in some kind of peculiar fog.
It is as if they are 'glancing at' the post which they have decided to
respond to -- and having glanced, they develop a 'notion' about
something that has some kind of distant relationship to the post they
But, they don't actually reply to the post they are replying -- that's
why they 'choose' to top post -- because in the 'back of their mind'
they know that they don't actually know what [where 'what' means what
the other person said that they are pretending to talk about] they are
talking about and that they actually /aren't/ really talking about what
they are pretending to talk about. They are talking about something
else kin to what they are claiming to talk about by hiding what they
claim to be talking about way down underneath there.
Further -- the top poster is full of ego-centricity. There is a
subliminal reason that they are putting their post up there on top and
there is a subliminal reason they are choosing to disregard the actual
words of the post they are responding. That is because they
subliminally have no respect for anyone else who is communicating in the
thread compared to their own sense of self-importance.
The top poster is saying "Some other things have been said before, but
now * I * have spoken. And now that I have spoken, nothing else is
really important any more."
kibitzer, not SC admin
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