[ILUG] open list abuse
rory.browne at gmail.com
Thu Sep 8 15:32:37 IST 2005
I did see a kind of innate logic
> to it... i.e. one usually reads top to bottom, so it does make much more
> sense, to post newest messages at the bottom also.
But one, has usually already read the older messages, so why not put
them to the bottom out of the way, and let them read the important
stuff first, and then give them the freedom to decide for themselves
if they want to refer to older messages.
> Further, it's good manners to clip what's not relevant to your current
> mail, see my above pruning... so that mails don't become illegible.
Sometimes there may be a large amount of previous text that is
relevent to current mail.
> And finally, whilst I'd find top posting mildly ... very mildly
> irritating /now/ having learned that behavior the required netiquette...
> is still required (not variable) and some people either /are/ religious
> about it or like to be seen as such and thus won't shut up, until they
> get their way.
That's like saying that because a spoilt child won't shut up until he
gets sweets that giving them sweets is the right thing to do? As this
topic has demonstrated, not everyone supports the bottom-posting-only
'rule' or the 'logic' behind it. Some only do it to keep the crying
> And, as I believe I've been trying to point out... b^top posters share a
> higher percentage of genetic material with lesser sapiens and worship
> false gods.. it's a clear tautology.
The majority of voters aparently support the FF/PD government. That
doesn't necessarly mean that we should all vote FF just because other
people do. This is modern Ireland. Not Nazi Germany.
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