Vista -- The Pros & The Cons -- And Posting Styles

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by D. Spencer Hines, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. They are, of course, absolutely correct -- as long as they actually read the
    incoming post -- which some fail to do entirely -- and then just bugle and

    Generally, However:

    Top People Top Post.

    Bottom People Bottom Post.

    BUT intelligent posting style is situationally driven to some extent.

    I generally top post -- but also interlinear post and even bottom post when
    the situation requires it.


    Lux et Veritas et Libertas

    D. Spencer Hines, Feb 26, 2007
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    Conor Guest


    Clueless knobends who can't be arsed to read up on Usenet etiquette top
    Conor, Feb 26, 2007
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    ace_away Guest

    Some people have their own styles and don't feel they have to follow the
    uptight few that preceeded them.
    ace_away, Feb 26, 2007
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    johnm Guest

    whoa, is it 3pm already?
    I see school's out
    johnm, Feb 26, 2007
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    johnm Guest

    whoa, is it 3pm already?
    I see school's out
    johnm, Feb 26, 2007
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    LaRoux Guest

    I've started to simply skip any bottom posted messages that require a scroll
    since they are such a small minority these days and rarely offer any
    information worth scrolling for. It's easier to just skip to the next post.
    LaRoux, Feb 26, 2007
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    Zim Babwe Guest

    Are you posting out of your arse?

    Zim Babwe, Feb 26, 2007
  8. Yes, that seems to be a Good Rule -- particularly in these Microsoft

    All the Smart, Knowledgeable People seem to be Top Posters -- so, why read
    the others?

    I've scrolled down for a few of them and the exercise is not cost-effective
    in either time or value added.

    When I scroll all the way down to read, I invariably find nothing but
    dribbling blather and gibberish -- with but one or two exceptions.

    D. Spencer Hines, Feb 26, 2007
    Adam Albright, Feb 26, 2007
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    Rich Guest

    Clueless knobends who can't be arsed to read up on Usenet etiquette top
    Clueless knobheads ... etiquette?

    heh ...

    irony is so comforting

    Rich, Feb 26, 2007
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    Eric Guest

    They should create a separate forum called where they can just talk
    to each other..
    Eric, Feb 26, 2007
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    Chad Harris Guest

    I couldn't agree more.

    Why is Bottom-posting better than Top-posting?

    All these people who think top posting is mandatory amuse me. I havne't seen
    any fiction or non-fiction, legal appellate briefs and motions, medical
    charts are any of the MSFT Word documents in the history of Word that would
    show case top posting, it's chaos and cluter and most importantly, it's
    intrepid diificulty to read. I don't see a lot of good web pages by
    talented designer whose copy looks like it was fed to a meat grinder or a

    Top posts sure make it difficult to read. I don't care if they just post
    their response because if the thread is together, you can always read the OP
    easily. It's really a no brainer. Top posting makes it harder to read
    period. It amazes me that a number of MVPs and NG vets slice and dice posts,
    some but not all top post, and they introduce all these >>> and <<<< that
    clutter up the format.

    You also have to waist time scrolling through the top post (posting what
    you're replying to on top, instead of just replying and letting the format
    put the post you're replying to on the bottom. These groups, but not any of
    the others of the hundreds of MSFT groups though do have an increasing
    amount of ectopic, stand alone replies that have gotten unattached *from
    their original thread (how I have no idea. Sometimes they get attached to
    the thread later, and often they don't.

    Chad Harris, Feb 26, 2007
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    Pipboy Guest

    Oh, now that I have read everything I finally know what the **** you are
    talking about up there. If you had posted below what you are replying to I
    would have known immediately what you are babbling about. If you had any
    sense of logic you would bottom post.

    Cross posting is poor form too so it's quite obvious you are a usenet
    Pipboy, Feb 27, 2007
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    Art Guest

    I generally bottom-post because most newsgroup FAQs say it is part of the
    nettiquette for the group and I try to follow that. I don't find one style
    better or worse for me. If top posting is the norm I'm quite fine with it.
    If bottom posting is the norm I'm quite fine with that too. I'm never fine
    with flaming someone for their style of posting one way or the other.


    Art, Feb 27, 2007
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    Zilbandy Guest

    It sounds to me like you have top and bottom posting confused. This
    reply is "bottom posted" while your message was "top posted".
    Zilbandy, Feb 27, 2007
  16. I suspect these are SOME of the reasons we have so many top posters here,
    other reasons would be most welcome, as this list is by no means
    exhaustive -- but simply preliminary:

    1. The posters here are smarter and better informed than the average bear,
    so many of them Top Post. After all, Top People Top Post.

    2. Most folks here are probably using Microsoft Vista or XP -- in fact I
    wouldn't be surprised if upwards of 90% of them are -- plus a few Apple and
    Linux deadheads, dunderheads and grenade throwers.

    3. Most folks of the previous statistical cut are probably using Outlook
    Express or Windows Mail as their newsreader.

    4. The VERY Smart Folks who designed Outlook Express, being Top People
    themselves, were Top Posters already and therefore put the cursor at the top
    of the page, where it belongs -- not down below the text, where only Bottom
    People, who are naturally Bottom Posters, would prefer to see it.

    5. Further, I suspect that Windows Mail in Vista ALSO puts the cursor at
    the top of the page where it belongs. It would be useful for someone to
    confirm or deny that.

    Quod Erat Demonstrandum.


    Lux et Veritas et Libertas

    Exitus Acta Probat
    D. Spencer Hines, Feb 27, 2007
  17. I see...

    So you blow with the wind -- don't know your own mind and simply follow the
    mooing, lowing herd.

    Aye, Got It!


    D. Spencer Hines, Feb 27, 2007
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    Leythos Guest

    Most folks that use #3 are not computer savvy, and most of them have no
    real idea about Usenet. This invalidates your #1, #4, but, does make #5
    a perfect example of a broken Usenet client.
    Leythos, Feb 27, 2007
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    norm Guest

    The cursor is still placed at the top by default, but now one has the
    option of changing it to the bottom. Having the choice is progress. :)
    norm, Feb 27, 2007
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    peter Guest

    And I see that after all that talk you top posted!!!!
    peter, Feb 27, 2007
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