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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Seán O'Leathlóbhair, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. Hmm, sorry, the dismissal came from someone else, so I shouldn't be
    berating you for that. Even so, it's not appropriate to make claims for
    such universality. If you don't like it, say so, but don't try to claim for
    a universe! Most of it has ideas of its own.
  2. FrediFizzx

    FrediFizzx Guest

    It's not a question at all. If someone replies to me with a top post, I
    will reply to them with a top post. If someone replies to me with a
    bottom post, I will reply to them with a bottom post. The ultimate
    netiquette. There is really no logic to either form. Threading a reply
    is a different case which the logic is to reply after the other poster's
    reply. Unless there is just a short overall comment then it would be
    just as logical to top post it.

  3. Poxy

    Poxy Guest

    Ahh. You're one of those people who call being considerate and respectful of
    prevailing customs "political correctness" yes?
  4. Arfa Daily

    Arfa Daily Guest

    Never-the-less, the convention is one to one e-mail, reply on the top. One
    to many Usenet, reply to the bottom, and the protocol that has always been
    used on, which is where this thread originated before
    it was cross posted to all of the others. If "Sally" and you and the others
    who are commenting on posting protocol, come from one of the other groups
    which are now carrying it, and you have different accepted practices on
    yours, that's fine, but - no offense intended - please don't criticise the
    way it's done here.

  5. Meat Plow

    Meat Plow Guest

    I have to strongly disagree. I think top poasting is rude,
    inconsiderate and completely inappropriate where Usenet is concerned
    be it past or present. Please don't top poast.
  6. Meat Plow

    Meat Plow Guest

    I disagree. You should never top poast regardless of the orientation of
    the poast you are replying to. Best to bottom poast to all replies.
  7. a t e c 7 7

    a t e c 7 7 Guest

    poast ?
    you realise you are wasting your time ?
  8. FrediFizzx

    FrediFizzx Guest

    Sorry, there is no convention really. People are free to top or bottom
    post if they wish on unmoderated groups or email.

    Now, do you think it really makes sense to have to scroll down for such
    a short reply? And I really didn't see that I was criticizing anything.
    I just stated that I don't really care which way someone posts. It is
    always fairly easy to figure out. I just figure there is no reason to
    be a tight-ass about it. My work here is done.

  9. Mr.T

    Mr.T Guest

    IF we were talking *universal* dislike then I might agree.
    No *proof* though that artificial light MUST be different from natural
    Only the preferences of many accustomed to it being so.
    I'm interested to know what's the "defence mechanism" that benefits from low
    color temperatures?
    A hell of a long way from it actually.

  10. Mr.T

    Mr.T Guest

    And far more reasonable to do what you prefer and accept that others have
    the same choice.

  11. Mr.T

    Mr.T Guest

    Abusive language without intellectual substance brands the poster as an even
    bigger moron than those who incessantly complain about top posters.

  12. a t e c 7 7

    a t e c 7 7 Guest

    Hear hear
  13. Mr.T

    Mr.T Guest

    At least that which doesn't settle in your lungs I guess. Current research
    shows micro particulates as being very hazardous.
    Since he provided no epidemiological studies to show the long term *proven*
    effects of any of them on the human body, what exactly are you thanking him
    I'll keep an open mind while awaiting some FACTS.

  14. Adam Russell

    Adam Russell Guest

    Ive noticed that some people use top posting as a tactic, when they have
    lost the argument. They either achieve a change of subject to something
    they might have a better chance of 'winning' or else the thread totally
    derails to a discussion of the merits of top/bottom posting.

  15. It has to hit over 10,000 posts to even be in the running.

    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
  16. Mr.T

    Mr.T Guest

    Yes, he must be a "newby" I think. :)

  17. Jasen Betts

    Jasen Betts Guest

    seing as you're posting this to aus.electronics I think you should
    know that Australian fuel additive ethanol is made from sugar refinery
    waste, not from food crops.

  18. Sally

    Sally Guest

    Fair point. But the poster was so incensed about top posting that it did
    call for a reply. Amusing about your assessment!

  19. Just wait till he stumbles into a thread like that big one on . There were still over 6,000 messages on
    the server from the 10,000 or more. It took my news reader software
    three hours to mark that thread as read, because of all the cross
    posts. I was about ready to kill the program when it finally finished.

    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
  20. Sally

    Sally Guest

    True Mr T! And as for the implication earlier that this subject doesn't
    warrant any discussion, note the length of the thread!

    intellectual moron
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