18806RE: [midatlanticretro] Please no political threads
- Oct 28, 2010
I think a lot of it depends on what any of uses to respond to posts, too. For instance, I’m typically in Outlook, and this is how I (and others who use it, particularly in corporate settings) use it. Certainly the interface is different if you don’t treat this as e-mail and do it from Yahoo or Google Groups, or a particular e-mail program with its own set of quirks.
Bill Loguidice, Managing Director
Armchair Arcade, Inc.
Authored Books: http://www.armchairarcade.com/books
"Bill Loguidice" <bill@...> writes:
>I always found the top posting versus bottom posting debate silly. I alwayspoint,
>prefer top posting since my thinking is I can write (or read) the new
>and, only if necessary, the reader can refer to the bottom text forstrongly either
>"background" information. That fact though that people feel
>way and that there's some supposed etiquette to it all is amazing. We canWell, you're wrong! :P :)
>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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