Well, that might be applicable if we were talking about PINs or ATMs or
other acronyms, but we are not.
As I said before, even though there is a logical reason why people should
bottom post, the MOST important thing is that everyone does it the same way
(so conversation flows in the same direction, either or up or down (not up
then down and then to the middle)). Its like driving on the right side of
the road. Works great here, not so good in Europe.
My little unscientific poll clearly shows that majority of the poster in
rec.woodworking bottom post, so you should too, otherwise you might cause an
I enjoy your posts and I know you are an intelligent person, so at this
point I think you are just being stubborn and argumentative.
I tried that in one of these "discussions"... It was WAY too much work...
Question for the top OR bottom posting skirmishers:
Doesn't the way the last poster "posts" determine where you do?
In this case. CW top posted.... so I did, also to keep the thread of who said
what, and in what order...
If he'd bottom posted, I would have followed him there...
Will I go to hell if I answer inline????
So many questions, so little time....
Look again. You post is (quite logically, IMHO) below his.
Because he top posted, you couldn't do that, so had to delete the
out-of order stuff below it to make sense. That deletion is probably
desireable--you don't need the whole thread for context, just the
portion to which you are replying.
I hope not. If so, I'll see you there...
Alex -- Replace "nospam" with "mail" to reply by email. Checked infrequently.
My tendency is to want to top post, I guess from my old BBS/Fido days.
I bottom post because "when in Rome..".
That said, IMO top posters are infinitely preferable to bottom posters who
are just too damn lazy to cut and edit ... including those who can't seem to
take out the !#$)*T# message id information.
There is little worse than scrolling down though a couple hundred lines of
quoted text to find a "me too".
Yeah... make something fool proof and someone will invent a bigger fool... *g*
I "snip" a lot but when I remember to, I find that (in Agent) if I highlight the
text that I'm replying to, that's all that will be in the post...
OTOH, when things are "snipped" incorrectly, it can appear that someone else was
the OP or that "CW said" when actually it was a prior poster...
Or something like that..... I need more caffeine before any thinking is gonna
Wrong. You missed out Ireland, Malta and Cyprus, and if I were being
pedantic Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney.
There is also one street in central London where traffic drives on the
right - Savoy Court http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savoy_Court
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