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Re: Why bottom-posting is preferred on Vim Mainling List?

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  • Aaron Griffin
    ... By corollary, I guess, no one intersperses while top posting.... this just looks dumb: No you understood right ... Yeah, there s no distinction. ... I
    Message 1 of 3 , May 29, 2007
      On 5/29/07, Micah Cowan <micahcowan@...> wrote:
      > russ@... wrote:
      > > In the end, what's preferred is personal despite arguments pro and con.
      > >
      > > However, the preponderant opinion and therefore usage in the Vim group
      > > is bottom-posting, though many use "interspersed posting" and get away
      > > with it. If you don't bottom-post, you get told about it by the other,
      > > frequent Vim posters and that's enough to sway me to bottom-post in
      > > this forum even if I personally don't like it.
      >
      > Unless I completely misunderstand what you mean by the term,
      > "interspersed posting" /is/ bottom-posting; there is no distinction. If
      > there were no need to intersperse quotes with responses, there'd be
      > little reason at all to bottom-post, and nobody would care enough at any
      > rate to correct people who top-posted.

      By corollary, I guess, no one "intersperses" while top posting....
      this just looks dumb:

      No you understood right
      > Unless I completely misunderstand what you mean by the term,

      Yeah, there's no distinction.
      > "interspersed posting" /is/ bottom-posting; there is no distinction. If

      I can think of little else to say for my contrived example.
      > there were no need to intersperse quotes with responses, there'd be
      > little reason at all to bottom-post, and nobody would care enough at any
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