top/bottom replying

Discussion in 'rec.audio.pro' started by mine12u, Aug 29, 2003.

  1. ryanm

    ryanm Guest

    <LP@aou.com> wrote in message
    news:jvr4lvg75spn68gtmjeoiq4n03ldklag45@4ax.com...
    > 0junk4me@bellsouth.net wrote:
    >
    > - I was on message boards before there was an internet (Compuserve)
    >

    Not to be particular, but you mean before there was a world wide web.
    The internet has been here since the 70's and was actually around back in
    the 60's in the form of ARPANET.

    ryanm
  2. Kurt Riemann

    Kurt Riemann Guest

    You're looking at the reason.
    >Can you give an example?
    >>Because the reply looks backwards.
    >>>Why is it irritating to top-post?





    Kurt Riemann
  3. mine12u

    mine12u Guest

    Thanks for the replies.

    In Outlook Express, I am set up similar (to bottom posting) It is set to
    sort Asending and by date sent so, viewing the latest post in any newsgroup
    is at the bottom, older at the top. I know others are set up the opposite,
    which to me is would be backwards.

    BTW: Got my RAP cd's !!!!


    "mine12u" <123whatrweefitenfur> wrote in message
    news:X_mdnQSPDbmOU9KiXTWJhQ@comcast.com...
    > Which do you guys prefer (or is the prefered way) when replying to

    threads,
    > top or bottom??
    >
    >
  4. Scott Dorsey

    Scott Dorsey Guest

    In article <3fo1lvodrcq0gsdbkrsdi9p56vgoe1eqmt@4ax.com>, <LP@aol.com> wrote:
    >To the bottom-posting rule-makers:
    >
    >1-- I don't enjoy reading/skipping the same original post 5 times.


    So, get a threaded newsreader.

    >2-- Many replies have no interest to me, whatever the orginal post.


    Threading helps you deal with that too, in that you can see how a thread
    transitions.

    >3-- It doesn't really have to be one way or the other. Context matters.


    True, but with a typical newsreader it's much easier to read bottom-posted
    stuff.
    --scott
    --
    "C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
  5. Brian Takei

    Brian Takei Guest

    LP@aou.com (LP@aou.com) wrote:
    > You're smirking at the wrong guy, my angry friend.
    >
    > - I'm not an AOLer (read the headers)
    > - I made a living with computers since probably before you were born (1966)
    > - I was on message boards before there was an internet (Compuserve)
    >
    > and your reasoning is shallow too.


    The relevant part of the header states that your original post was FROM
    LP@aol.com, and now you make a post FROM LP@aou.com (an 'identity' with
    no archived usenet history) to make this seemingly snide response. What
    is the deep reasoning behind this behavior?

    LP@aol.com (LP@aol.com) previously wrote:
    > 2-- Many replies have no interest to me, whatever the orginal post.


    The headers from each of your prior two posts indicate that you are
    using Agent. Maybe you haven't been using it for long, but you should
    find a typical feature that addresses this very typical condition.

    - Brian

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