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[aprssig] Off Topic: Top Posting

J. Lance Cotton joe at lightningflash.net
Fri Aug 19 14:19:11 UTC 2005


Christensen, Eric H wrote:
> Actually, I like top posting.  It keeps me from having to scroll all the way down to the bottom of a page to see what someone added.  It is very convenient and very courteous.

A much-debated topic in these contemporary Internet times...

Of course everyone has their own preferences, but you can't force others to 
conform to your preferences. History and tradition has top-posting as poor form:

http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/usenet/brox.html

As stated in that article, if you find yourself scrolling down to read the 
added information, the document has probably quoted too much to be useful as 
a "quick refresh" of the topic at hand.

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J. Lance Cotton, KJ5O
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http://kj5o.lightningflash.net
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