And you are a kaner, which is much worse than an idiot, and
besides, the logic of the poster is quite on target. If you're
actually in posession of any memory, AND were intereseted in that
post, you would already know what's in it. You're probably one of
those who reads everything just looking for an excuse to asc
kanish again. Typical of troll activities, actually, only more of
Actually, there was. It was top posting. Read up on a little
history; it's interesting.
Apparently he knows more than you do, that's quyite apparent, and
can also think for himself.
Because he has an excellent newsreader; one which is many times
more functional, controllable, and current than yours. Show me a
perfect newsreader and I'll show you a fraud. Because YOU like to
"follow" someone instead of think for yourself doesn't mean anyone
else, any period, has to, least of all the poster or myself.
Go back to kaning yourself and you'll feel as debased as your
Same here. It's quicker and more efficient, especially if you've
folloed the thread right along.
For the most part however, most newsgroups prefer bottom
posting, but the -best- way to post is inline, as I am doing here.
You're supposed to trim out the non-relevant parts of the post,
leaving only the part you're replying to, for the best clarity.
Bottom posting is next "best" (not in my opinion, but ...) and top
posting is sometimes frowned upon.
In an unmoderated group such as this, there really is no
-best-method and there are no specific FAQs made available to
posters to read, and if one is recommended somehow, it's never
posted as such until they want to use it to back up their
fanspastic claims about what's good and what's bad.
Actually, there were rules when _newsgroups_ first started, and it
was top posting. Newsgroups at that time were specialized and
pariticpants knew what most threads were about, or they bothered
to find out if they needed to understand it more. RFC 1855 at
says it pretty well, amongst a couple of other ones, and an FYI.
RFC = "Request for Comment" but most today want to use them for
gospel, even though most of htem haven't been updated in ten years
or more. An RFC becomes an FYI once it's accepted, and then
might, never does anymore, become a written standard. Most of the
fanspastics who complain about posting methods are pretty ignorant
of such things but it's worth knowing just from a historical
prospective. There's lots of good info at faq.org; worth checking
In the end, IMO, the proper etiquette is to "do as others are
going". OE unfortunately missed the boat on setting Replies for
top posting only. There is an OEQuoteFix program that'll fix
that, and also add the colored fererences so you can tell at a
glance who said what. It works rather well, actually.
<blatherskite blather removed for obvious reaons>
For the spastics out there who are going to actually LOOK to see
what my client is, you're right: It's Mozilla. It comes up short
in a lot of places compared to OE, but at the same time it's got a
couple of things I like when I'm going into crapfested territories
like the kaners and fanspastics like to try to create. Usually I
use OE but chose to use Moz today. So, it's the spastic's
problems, not mine. I'm quite happy with my arsenal of tools.
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