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Old 03-25-2009, 08:24 PM
Default Time to move on? - snippage

On 25 Mar 2009, at 07:06, Alan McKinnon wrote:

On Wednesday 25 March 2009 03:40:51 Stroller wrote:

Every time you bottom post with more than a page or screenful of
quoting, a top-posting is justified.

Every time you find you have a screenful of quoted text you should
just trim
out the extraneous crap and return the mail to sanity. As I have
done here.

That's great. Can you do that for all the multipage emails that reach
my mailbox, please?

I find the inability - of otherwise intelligent people - to
accommodate or see validity in differing points of view, quite

I'm not saying you should suddenly change your opinion and take the
opposite position... but I wish that *just once* some of the bottom-
posting snobs would accept that people who top-post just *might* have
reasons for doing it.

During top- vs bottom-posting flamewars, one of the standard reasons
given for top-posting is that "it saves you having to scroll to the
bottom of the post", and the standard reply to this from the bottom
posters is "well, you should be snipping anyway". Don't you think I
might have heard that line before? So why don't you all practice it,

Whilst you righteous bottom-posters all fail to snip rigourously - and
I just chose to highlight just ONE instance of this today - you give
fuel to the top-posting fire.

Please don't bitch at me for taking the mickey, trying to illustrate a
point. Bitch at all the fucknuts who are too darn lazy to snip.


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