Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2003 17:14:34 -0000
Subject: Re: Plastic Bumpers on-line store is open 24x7

Abdallah <> pressed random keys until the following was produced: > Grunff, > i'm not sure when and why the rule regarding top-posting was initiated, but > i'd really like to know why it is annoying. Well, here I'd like to follow up your comments, in context of his message, but I can't because it's way down at the bottom. If it was a simple "question:answer" kind of a medium, it'd work reasonably well, but because usenet threads can build for weeks or months, it works better to have things in the normal way that a conversation happens. > i have no preference one way or > another, but i usually prefer top-posting for short and straight messages > because i generally know what the thread is about and would prefer to get to > the particular response and not have to wade through the text of a previous > post over and over. Ah, but that's the key - trimming of unneeded content. If it's not what you're going to address snip it out. Rarely do you need to quote anything more than 2 or 3 layers deep - anyone following the thread already has seen it, and those who want to catch up can do so. Dave Hinz

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