Please post at alt.usenet.police.wanna.be if you really want to revive
this overkilled discussion. This is like the "hanging toilet paper over
the top or through the bottom" discussion - half of us are smart and
the other half do it wrong. Obviously, the definitions of "smart" and
"wrong" are highly subjective. :)
A: Nothing really. A Newsgroup, like life itself, is full of morons.
Just ignore them. Don't respond to them. Even better, don't waste
time reading their comments. They aren't likely to be able to
contribute anything worth your time.
Q: What can I do about this?
A: Some newsgroups by their nature attract people who are not
accustomed to following a logical progression of written
comments. They either lack the intelligence to do so or are
just too lazy. They read and reply to only the last comment
without any concern for, or attempt at, understanding previous
comments. Often their contribution is useless.
Q: Then why are there some newsgroups with a lot of top posters?
A: Because it destroys the logical flow of a thread of comments.
Q: Why do so many people object to top posting?
A: Writing your reply to a message above what you are referring to
rather than below it.
Q: What is "top posting"?
Slimes Daily Motto: 1) Tax & Spend 2) Change the constitution to make
it easier to do (1).