Whats "Top posting" - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 68 (permalink) Old 08-22-05, 11:01 AM
Doorbell
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Whats "Top posting"





 
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 68 (permalink) Old 08-22-05, 11:01 AM
AndyC the WB
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Whats "Top posting"

>>>>> "Doorbell" == Doorbell <doorbell@blueyonder.co.uk> writes:

A: Because you read the answer before the question.
Q: Why's it so annoying
A: The most annonying thing on Usenet.
Q: What's top posting?
 
post #3 of 68 (permalink) Old 08-22-05, 01:01 PM
Nigel Hewitt
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Whats "Top posting"

AndyC the WB wrote:
>>>>>> "Doorbell" == Doorbell <doorbell@blueyonder.co.uk> writes:

>
> A: Because you read the answer before the question.
> Q: Why's it so annoying?
> A: The most annonying thing on Usenet.
> Q: What's top posting?


Top posting works if you could guarantee that
everybody read the whole thread from top to bottom.
However if they did that you wouldn't need to include
any of the previous post anyway.

Editing out just the bit you want to reply to and then
putting your contribution straight after it works for
simple minded old men like me. A quick refresh then
into the good stuff.

Some people get really angsty about posting styles but
if you don't make it clear what your saying most people
just hit 'Next post' and ignore you. However beware the
apostrophe police.... 8-)

This group is actually quite sane....

HTH
nigelH
Still looking for a P38 EAS ECU to rebuild <sigh>


 
post #4 of 68 (permalink) Old 08-22-05, 03:01 PM
JD
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Whats "Top posting"

Nigel Hewitt wrote:

(snip)
>
> This group is actually quite sane....


Compared to some.......

>
> HTH
> nigelH
> Still looking for a P38 EAS ECU to rebuild <sigh>



JD
 
post #5 of 68 (permalink) Old 08-22-05, 05:01 PM
Signman
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Whats "Top posting"

Top posting grew in the days when everyone was on a dial up.
A lot of people will go on and on and on that top posters are wrong and that
it breaches netiqette.
I top post and always will.
It annoys the heck out of me when bottom posters don't snip a mesage that
they reply to and I have to trawl through reams of stuff I have already
read.
I have downloaded stuff in the past where a bottom poster copies every
single line that averybody in a thread has written just to post a "?" or a
"!".


"Doorbell" <doorbell@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
news:4TmOe.11601$5m3.6784@fe1.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
>
>



 
post #6 of 68 (permalink) Old 08-22-05, 06:01 PM
Karen Gallagher
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Whats "Top posting"

Well, mostly quite sane

Some news clients (like mine. Outlook) don't even give the option to bottom
post, making it require a positive effort each time.

So I top post unless everyone else in the thread is bottom posting, which is
not too often. But I'd bottom post if it'd let me set the option as it seems
a more logical thing to do. After appropriate snipping to avoid unnecessary
duplication & download time. I'm STILL on dial up, without the option of
broadband in this part of Australia.

Karen


"JD" <jjd@SPAMLESS.com.au> wrote in message
news:430a327e@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
Nigel Hewitt wrote:

(snip)
>
> This group is actually quite sane....


Compared to some.......

>
> HTH
> nigelH
> Still looking for a P38 EAS ECU to rebuild <sigh>



JD


 
post #7 of 68 (permalink) Old 08-22-05, 06:01 PM
Stephen Hull
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Whats "Top posting"

In message <dedi31$sd$1@nwrdmz02.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com>
"Signman" <signman960-news@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

>Top posting grew in the days when everyone was on a dial up.


Some of us are still on dial up, me for example, but the convention has
nothing to do with dailup anyway.

>A lot of people will go on and on and on that top posters are wrong
>and that it breaches netiqette. I top post and always will.


Then this could be construed as ignorance, What you should be aware of
is that your particular message (here for example) does not retain any
of the original post so someone coming into the thread late would not
see the OP's post if their news client had already expired it.

Plus some news clients follow news/mail threads in a colour priority
called colour coordination, like mine for example.

>It annoys the heck out of me when bottom posters don't snip a mesage
>that they reply to and I have to trawl through reams of stuff I have
>already read.


Some news clients read or *speak* the message for you using this colour
coordination, mine does for example.

It can be very difficult to follow threads when posters do not follow
convention because it upsets the whole thread which is a pity when your
news client tries to follow the correct convention, like mine does.

>I have downloaded stuff in the past where a bottom poster copies every
>single line that averybody in a thread has written just to post a "?"
>or a "!".
>

Snipping the whole message can be as bad as adding one comment to the
end of a message.

You can always intersperse your text, like I and others do for example.


Steve.



--
Vehicle Painting Pointers: http://www.stephen.hull.btinternet.co.uk
Coach painting tips and techniques + Land Rover colour codes
Using a British RISC Operating System 100% immune to any Windows virus.
"Whatever is rightly done, however humble, is noble". Henry Royce
 
post #8 of 68 (permalink) Old 08-22-05, 08:01 PM
EMB
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Whats "Top posting"

Karen Gallagher wrote:
> Well, mostly quite sane
>
> Some news clients (like mine. Outlook) don't even give the option to bottom
> post, making it require a positive effort each time.


You need OE Quotefix that fixes this and several other bizzairre things
that Outlook Express does when used as a news client. It's downloadable
from http://home.in.tum.de/~jain/software/oe-quotefix/

It's only a small download so isn't a hassle on dialup either.


--
EMB
 
post #9 of 68 (permalink) Old 08-23-05, 01:01 AM
p38arover
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Whats "Top posting"

I prefer top posting.

Ron


"AndyC the WB" <spam@cunningham.me.uk> wrote in message
news:u5u0hh2a7p.fsf@cunningham.me.uk...
>>>>>> "Doorbell" == Doorbell <doorbell@blueyonder.co.uk> writes:

>
> A: Because you read the answer before the question.
> Q: Why's it so annoying
> A: The most annonying thing on Usenet.
> Q: What's top posting?



 
post #10 of 68 (permalink) Old 08-23-05, 02:01 AM
AndyC the WB
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Whats "Top posting"

>>>>> "JD" == JD <jjd@SPAMLESS.com.au> writes:

>> HTH nigelH Still looking for a P38 EAS ECU to rebuild <sigh>


You can usually pick them up s/h for about fifty quid. Try Equicar.

Andy

--
Andy Cunningham -- www.vehicle-diagnostics.co.uk
In one hundred years from now, the OED will be recording the major change
in the English language that led to shifts in meaning for words like
"advanced", "innovative" and "open".
-- Rodger Donaldson
 
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > PAG Vehicle Discussion > Land Rover


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome