Funny, you mention to him that he cross posted to 5 newsgroups but
you failed to mention you did the same thing. :) Either way, this
entire argument is pretty silly but it does make a few good points.
The top posters do tend to drop a single line on top of many many
lines of quoted text and often it's a stupid comment that has nothing
to do with the topic. I prefer to trim the quoted text to the portions
I wish to reply to and post my response directly after the quoted
portion. I would refer to this as mixed posting but I'm sure there's
someone out there that would banish it from the planet if they could.
I think we are all in agreement that excessive quoting is a waste.
Top or bottom posting however, has nothing to do with the amount of
Unfortunately what is obvious that we are not all in agreement on is a
live and let live attitude. I don't like bottom posting, but I don't
start a campaign of complaints over it. I say live and let live.
It's when guys like E.P. start their tirade about top posting that it
just ruins the whole point of this anyway.
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