top posting (off-topic)

David Kelly dkelly at
Fri Nov 23 20:11:52 PST 2007

On Nov 22, 2007, at 9:10 PM, Paul Schmehl wrote:

> Understood from that perspective, perhaps you can see why people  
> might dislike top posting.

When asking a favor of another, a wise man would not offend his  
potential helper. Many here (and elsewhere) will not reply to a top- 
poster. You want some of my time then you had better take the minimal  
effort to phrase and format your communication.

Less effort, actually. A trimmed insert-reply is not only a more  
accurate communication, but faster to create, as well as faster to  
read and comprehend.

David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly at
Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.

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