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- Re: Finally! Clarity.
- William Tasso
July 26, 2003, 1:00 pm
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A: top posting (if this is supposed to be the answer)
If you prefer reading upside-down (for whatever reason) then get yourself a
news-reader that rearranges the post(s) for you - or write one.
I suspect you are refering to the threading facility which allows one post
to be connected to another - you should be aware that not all news-readers
work the same.
good for you - emotional outbursts are usually way o/t in technical news
'difficult' as you've used it is emotional so I'll ignore it. English
speaking people read from left to right and from top to bottom. It's how
documents have been structured for centuries.
and finally - then this is the question:
Q: What's the dumbest thing on usenet?
William Tasso - http://WilliamTasso.com
Re: Finally! Clarity.
No it isn't. The argument is that bottom posting shows relevent content just
above the reply. Proper trimming just removes the irrelevent content.
News posts can arrive on servers in different orders, and do expire. It
doesn't do much good for the reader to show the posts in the correct order
if some of them are missing.
David Dorward http://david.us-lot.org /