The Perils of Working For Friends

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It's a PIA, but I deal with it.
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BTW, for the fun of it, I counted the top posts and the bottom posts in this thread:
Top Posts: 5 Bottom Posts: 53
So I don't see how you can say it is an out of date practice... ;)
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On Thu, 31 Aug 2006 10:07:55 -0400, "Locutus"
Frequency has nothing to do with efficacy nor modernity.

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Top posting would be ok if the majority of people top posted. But they don't, they bottom post. When you top post, when everyone else is bottom posting, it gets hard to follow a conversation. It's really as simple as that. It has nothing to do with efficacy nor modernity.
But I will stop bitching about it, since its a relatively small number of people to do it. And I can't complain too much when some top posters answer my stupid ass woodworking questions. :)
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LRod wrote:

So now we have to top post to be "modern"?
This topic comes up almost as often as politics.
Top posting is like Jeopardy. Putting the answer first and the question second :-).
While it probably won't convince the "modernists", a good reference is:
http://www.xs4all.nl/%7ewijnands/nnq/nquote.html#Q2
And that's ALL I'm going to say on the subject.
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Wow, I actually agree with Larry on something. :-)
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"Mark & Juanita" wrote in message

Yabbut this is a religious issue, not a political one.
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As in Macs, recumbent bicycles, etc... <G>
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B A R R Y wrote:

Or Neadertals vs Normites :-).
But I bet "Mark & Juanita" agree with me on at least one political issue as well - the 2nd amendment :-).
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Given the way you phrased that, I suspect you are right.
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https://home.comcast.net/~mac.davis https://home.comcast.net/~mac.davis/wood_stuff.htm
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Boy I love these little tiffs by the techies. Personally, I post wherever the newsreader I am using positions the curser when I hit the reply button. Most folks can figure it out.
Dave Hall
BTW Agent apparently positions the curser at the top.
On Thu, 31 Aug 2006 17:25:02 -0700, mac davis

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Interesting. I guess it does. I never noticed that--just find it so easy and logical to scroll down to the comment I am replying to that I never noticed I was making such an effort.
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> Boy I love these little tiffs by the techies. Personally, I post > wherever the newsreader I am using positions the curser when I hit the > reply button. Most folks can figure it out.
I'm reminded of an observation made by what I considered a wise man.
1) There are over a billion Chinese people on this earth.
2) Possibly 50-100 million of them have ever heard of this subject under discussion.
3) Possibly 10-25 million of them understand the subject under discussion.
4) Out of that group, what are the chances you can find 10,000 of them that give a F**K about the subject under discussion?
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Yeah, but how many of *us* really give a rip about what 10,000 out of 1 billion Chinese think about anything. ;-)
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If the cursor's at the top, scroll down and trim until you get to where you want to reply. It keeps messages shorter and in context, which is what the whole debate is all about.
My newsreader (Xnews) tries to prevent really excessive quoted text, but it doesn't stop me from doing it if I want to.
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If the curser is at the top, it's where it's supposed to be. Type your message, then, before sending, scroll down and snip the as appropriate.

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Which is the reason it starts at the top. The idea is that "interspersed" commentary is easiest to follow and allows the person replying to respond specifically to various points and trim those points not being addressed.

Now, that makes little sense whatsoever. If you are going to scroll down and trim anyway, why put the comments at the top where they are out of order with the replies?
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They are in order of what was previously written. Including the previous text at the bottom is just a concession to those that just joined a thread or those with memory problems. The reference is there if you need it. Say you read a book over a weeks time. Do you start from the beginning each time you pick it up or do you start were you left off?
> If you are going to scroll down

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Do you post on any web forums? If so, do the posts flow from the top to the bottom or the other way around?
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