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Discussion in 'General Electronics' started by JeffM, Oct 10, 2003.

  1. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/10/08/2348224&mode=nested&tid=106&tid=185&threshold=5

    Notice that vast amounts of text from the previous post is not
    re-posted
    (blockquoted).

    There was recently a ridiculous squabble
    as to whether it was proper to add you comment above or below the
    existing text.

    The answer is NEITHER.

    That newsreader software, as a convenience to its user,
    blockquotes the whole damned previous post is a major source of the
    problem.
    It doesn't take into account those fools who don't know enough
    to edit the blockquote to the minimal snip
    (often the new post doesn't need ANY snip.

    Most folks who post to newsgroups have never seen a set of rules
    (and many others generally choose to ignore them when displayed).
    http://216.239.33.104/search?q=cach..."+uppercase+quoting&hl=en&lr=lang_en&ie=UTF-8
    http://216.239.33.104/search?q=cach...ette+sep+"all+caps"&hl=en&lr=lang_en&ie=UTF-8
    Those who visit _good_ BBSs (bulletin board systems)
    have likely seen the proper technique.

    </rant>
     
  2. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest


    Right!

    John
     
  3. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    Me too ;-)

    ...Jim Thompson
     
  4. DarkMatter

    DarkMatter Guest


    Yer an idiot. I can highlight ANY text, and click reply, and VIOLA!
    The new post has ONLY THAT text quoted, you total usenet retard!
     
  5. Garrett Mace

    Garrett Mace Guest

    Excellent top-posting point!
     
  6. DarkMatter

    DarkMatter Guest


    Said the total usenet retard that just quoted 64 lines to make yet
    one more baby bullshit one line twit post.
     
  7. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    Alright, which one of you is really Alanis Morissette?
    http://www.ugcs.caltech.edu/~harel/cgi/page/htmlit?Ironic.html&printer


    On the Craig Kilborne show,
    this question was posed to Alanis Morissette:

    Lets play the pyramid:
    a toothless dentist
    a pilot who's scared of heights
    driving on parkways and parking on driveways
    a bald hairstylist

    (She didn't get it.)
     
  8. I have to agree as well!
     
  9. N. Thornton

    N. Thornton Guest

    Hi. Couldnt help but notice this bit :)
    And also there was nothing mentioned about middle-posting.
    AndthebitaboutwritingIdontknowwhoneedsallthat

    Regards, NT
     
  10.  @ . 

     @ .  Guest

    Netiquette: "When thou enter a city, abide by its customs."
    http://www.glowworms.com/~vez/neti.html

    How To Followup A Post On Netnews Properly
    http://www.star-one.org.uk/computer/format.htm

    Usenet 101: How to properly format a Usenet post
    http://home.sprintmail.com/~dtrout/Usenet101.html

    Posting help for newbies
    http://www.windfalls.net/ukrm/postinghelp.html

    Bottom vs. top posting and quotation style on Usenet
    http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/usenet/brox.html

    Zen and the art of the internet (usenet section)
    http://www.cs.indiana.edu/docproject/zen/zen-1.0_6.html

    The seven don'ts of Usenet
    http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/usenet/dont.html

    Why bottom-posting is better than top-posting
    http://www.caliburn.nl/topposting.html

    +What do you mean "my reply is upside-down"?
    http://www.i-hate-computers.demon.co.uk/

    The advantages of usenet's quoting conventions
    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/g.mccaughan/g/remarks/uquote.html

    Rules for posting to Usenet
    http://www.faqs.org/faqs/usenet/posting-rules/part1/

    Why should I place my response below the quoted text?
    http://allmyfaqs.com/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?Top-posting_or_bottom-posting

    Why you shouldn't ask for E-mail responses on Usenet
    http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/usenet/mail-responses.html

    Quoting Style in Newsgroup Postings
    http://www.xs4all.nl/~wijnands/nnq/nquote.html

    Put an end to Outlook Express's messy quotes with this automated fix!
    http://home.in.tum.de/~jain/software/oe-quotefix/

    For the Engineer/Programmer: News related RFCs and Drafts
    http://www.tin.org/docs.html

    From (spit!) microsoft:

    "When including text from a previous message in the thread,
    trim it down to include only text pertinent to your response.
    Your response should appear below the quoted information."
    - http://www.jsiinc.com/newsgroup_document.htm
     
  11. Garrett Mace

    Garrett Mace Guest

    That was *exactly* the point, sorry it went over your head.
     
  12. DarkMatter

    DarkMatter Guest


    Neither did you.
     
  13. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    DM lives in an irony-free zone.

    John
     
  14. Active8

    Active8 Guest

    driving on parkways and parking on driveways

    that's an old joke by george carlin, paraphrased. he was funnier.

    mike
     
  15. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

     
  16. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    Hey! That's really cool! I'll have to fire up UltraEdit which can do
    columnar mode.

    ...Jim Thompson
     
  17. DarkMatter

    DarkMatter Guest

    It probably wouldn't work here though.

    You guys sure do waste a lot of your time saying nothing meaningful.

    Your time must only be worth that of a burger flipper.
     
  18. John Fields

    John Fields Guest

     
  19. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    My time, as I figure it, is worth about $1750.00 per hour. And I can
    do whatever I like with it.

    A little nonsense now and then
    Is relished by the wisest men.

    - Willy Wonka


    John
     
  20. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    You didn't get it either.

    Alanis Morissette wrote a song called "Ironic"
    in which she uses some examples of irony which aren't valid
    --probably because she doesn't understand what the word means.
     
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