Subject: Re: [boost] What's wrong with top-posting?
From: Dean Michael Berris (mikhailberis_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-01-26 13:14:43
Because you lose context. Case in point.
On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 2:09 AM, Robert Ramey <ramey_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> I thought I was familiar with the guidelines and never remembered this.
> I top-post all the time. Â It seems much more natural to me when
> it's not convenient to intersperse comments into the previous
> message. Why I like top posting:
> a) Â It means that I don't have to scroll to the bottom of a message
> which is sometimes pretty long.
> b) To me it is more natural to follow the style
> of other communications (artilcle, books, etc) which make
> their point in the main text and refer to footnotes, bibliographies,
> etc at the end of the main text.
> The link says no top-posting - but there is no rational for
> this. Â What is it and why is it bad?
> Robert Ramey
> Stewart, Robert wrote:
>> Please don't top post. Â Refer to
>> http://www.boost.org/community/policy.html#quoting for more
>> Rob Stewart Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
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