Nothing to excuse. I much prefer top posting to scrolling through page
after page of quotes to see the added material. Some of the stuff
looks interesting, but not enough to bid on the whole kaboodle.
At the risk of beating a dead horse: Good Usenet etiquette, including
bottom-posting, includes trimming your replies.
I don't like scrolling through pages of useless crap either. That's why
I trim out anything not related to what I'm replying to.
It's pretty simple, really.
(But of course there are plenty of idjits here who never trim posts and
only add a 1-line reply to the bottom of a 700-line message.)
Found--the gene that causes belief in genetic determinism
On Fri, 19 Jun 2009 15:59:43 -0700, David Nebenzahl
Especially in Forte Agent. I don't know how it works in other readers,
but in Agent, if you highlight a portion of the text in the message,
the response only quotes the highlighted text.
Maybe I don't understand what you mean by "attributions", but that's
how I quoted your comment shown above. And it attributes the quote to:
Are you talking about something else?
I don't see why attribution is critical to a newsreader's usefulness? Who
said what is usually pretty apparent from context and the header panel in my
lowly Outlook Express header pannel.
It might be helpful in one of those 250 post OT, bush bashing, liberal
lashing pissing contests, but there is nothing, IMHO, "useful" about those.
Not the NewsReader, the feature. Quoting without attribution is not
only wrong, but it makes tracing the thread difficult to impossible.
You quoted two deep, but only had one attribution. It's not clear who
you're talking to.
Don't know what you're "just say'n" has to do with the subject,
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