In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"Signman" <email@example.com> 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
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.
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