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Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 20:36:11 +0300
From: Jyrki Alakuijala <>
Subject: top posting

Rob Guenther wrote: > I don't know what archaic newsreader you have, or maybe the way mine posts, Your newsreader is posting just the same way as mine. It is just the way you write your comment in the very beginning of the text instead after the piece of text that you intend to comment on. > and ends up being interpreted by yours in an incorrect fashion is the > problem. But on mine all my posts are in the correct order, using MS Outlook > Express. Not everyone is so lucky. My computer does not run the Express news program. I have to use ordinary news. :-) I do not have an expert maintaining the adware safety and viral cleanliness of my home computers, so I only run Linux on the computers that are connected to Internet. MS Outlook Express is not available on Linux, so I have to use Mozilla. I have grown so used to it that I also use Mozilla on my Windows machines at work. There the Windows machines are professionally maintained by dedicated system administrators, running new patches almost daily. My friends who are running Windows from home have had their share of adware, spyware and viruses. Some have had spambots without them knowing. Actually, almost most of the junk e-mail is generated by innocent people unknowingly giving spammers a full access to their unpatched Windows computers with ADSL. > I hit reply to group on the message I am reading, and my post goes > below it... You are referring to a concept called threading, not bottom posting. > I've never seen a problem with "top posting" the way it was shown on that Perhaps you might want to read the links again. If I had written all these comments in the beginning of this mail, I would have been top-posting. Instead, I chose to bottom-post, because there is an improved flow of discussion between your text and mine. > website... Except when I tried another newsreader program (when I was > trying out Linux a year ago). I have used Mac, Unix, Linux and Windows-based newsreaders for about 16 years (not all of them for that long, of course!). All have had the capabilities of threading. I believe that most readers default to threading so you just unluckily picked a wrong reader. Try Mozilla or Firebird the next time. Mozilla is a good thing on Windows, too, both in security and usability. Especially middle clicking and tabs are just great. But back to subject, My vote on car safety goes to Volvo S80/V70, Lexus LS, and the larger Mercedes.

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