Subject: Re: [boost] What's wrong with top-posting?
From: Brian Wood (woodbrian77_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-06-25 22:30:58
David Abrahams writes:
> At Tue, 26 Jan 2010 10:09:43 -0800,
> Robert Ramey wrote:
> > I thought I was familiar with the guidelines and never remembered this.
>> I top-post all the time. 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) 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.
> c) You don't confuse or even *upset* (as I've discovered the hard way)
> many people in the business world, where top-posting and
> overquoting is the accepted standard. Every message drags along
> the entire thread history with it, and you keep a record of
> everything by storing the final message. (yuck) It's a cultural
> thing, and Boost fits into the open-source programmer weenie
> culture much more than the business culture.
I was getting annoyed by some top-posting here recently,
so I dug up this thread.
Is an "open-source programmer weenie culture" like a nerdy
Anyway, please stop top posting and trim the old parts of
the thread that are no longer needed.
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