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May 22, 2004, 11:45 am
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Re: Looking for PR5 linkexchanges
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
Q: What is the most annoying thing on Usenet?
Bottom vs. top posting and quotation style on Usenet
Why bottom-posting is better than top-posting
+What do you mean "my reply is upside-down"?
The advantages of usenet's quoting conventions
Why should I place my response below the quoted text?
Quoting Style in Newsgroup Postings
"Top posting classically or stereotypically involves no
trimming and of course no contextualizing.of prior posts;
contrasted with contextualized posts, which sequence
questions and responses in order and context, along
with trimming of unnecessary lines.
In this contrast, the top post is disorderly, messy,
and most notably egocentrical, because it leaves all
of the cleaning up and reorganization to the correspondent
context posters and because it inappropriately emphasizes
the importance of whatever the top poster has to say or
ask while mostly disregarding everything anyone else has
been said before. It also expects the next reader to try
to guess at what part of the previous posts the top poster
is referring.and makes it nearly impossible to
contextualize hir own responses." -Mike Easter
OT [was Re: Looking for PR5 linkexchanges]
Yonnermark wrote in
Unashamed nit-picking, bee-in-bonnet, pedant time...
... "the exception that proves the rule" is about how rules are not
effectively tested or "proved" on that which is commonly experienced - rules
are only really tested or proved when they are applied to the exceptional. A
rule that applies effectively to both the commonplace and the exceptional
has been truly tested and proved. Hence, "It's the exception that proves the
Sorry - but I feel a lot better for that :)
If you feel that any of the above is incorrect,
inappropriate or offensive in any way,
please ignore it and accept my apologies.