18805Re: [midatlanticretro] Please no political threads
- Oct 28, 2010"Bill Loguidice" <bill@...> writes:
>I always found the top posting versus bottom posting debate silly. I alwaysWell, you're wrong! :P :)
>prefer top posting since my thinking is I can write (or read) the new point,
>and, only if necessary, the reader can refer to the bottom text for
>"background" information. That fact though that people feel strongly either
>way and that there's some supposed etiquette to it all is amazing. We can
>all be very nitpicky when it comes to our own preferences. Frankly, there
>are lots of things I'd love to change, but I'm realistic in knowing they're
>not going to happen and I should let them be.
Happily, you posted text that can actually be read in 80 columns or less
and that's always a positive.
These aren't my rules but it is a generally accepted list of "netiquette"
that has worked for 20 years!
Considering that this *IS* a group of retro-hobbyists, I'd think you'd all
have some basis in or familiarity with usenet or mailing lists as they were
before the Yahoo-degeneration or, at least, an appreciation for how it was.
I'm not a fan of top-posting and don't wish to open up a top/bottom posting
religious debate but I will state that the HTMLized and base64 encoded posts
here are ridiculously unreadable and require extra work to read. Netiquette
rulez! Borrowing from the C64/Amiga mantra recently posted.
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