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[opensuse] Re: Hi
  • From: charles@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 03 Feb 2007 08:46:36 -0800
  • Message-id: <200702031646.l13GkaBv030644@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Chuck Davis writes:
Just to muddy the waters: I hate bottom posting. I know from the
thread what it is about. If I need a reminder, then I'll scroll down
for a review but I seldom need to review a message to which I am
replying so just for courtesy I'll put it at the bottom in case the
person to whom I am replying forgot what (s)he said. Scrolling down
is a waste of time and energy. Top posting LIVE FOREVER!!! :)
Bottom posting may have had a place in the 80's and 90's but I doubt
it and, additionally, those days are over.
Chuck Davis

You know that people are very passionate about this don't you? :-) Don't quite understand that passion given there are more important things in life that are more important, but that's the way it is. Some will swear by Linux, others Windows, others Macs. Ford, Chevy. Like I said before, I bottom post just because that's the "norm" here. Like you, I can scroll down to refresh my memory, but if one interested in a thread, then that person already know what has been said before because he/she would have had to have read the message he/she is replying to. <shrug> The biggest reason why these types of threads bothers me is because they more often than not turn into flame wars. which is counterproductive in my opinion.
Now I don't know if bottom posting is a written rule, or an unwritten rule, but if it is a written rule, adopted by the powers that be, then that should be made clear to everyone. If not, and bottom posting is an "open" choice of the poster, then that is fine too. There are more important things in life, like how to tweak SuSe 10.2 where it's not as sluggish as it is? :-) Jerky scrolling and the such? I can only imagine what it would be like running on a 700mhz system! :-O

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