And what's even more humorous is that the meta-discussion couldn't just
reside in the original thread - no, perish the thought - it had to
spawn TWO new threads, including this one! On-topic, LOL.
Let's all start posting in all-caps, HTML, with attached binaries.
After all, any preference is valid, right?
You're being silly. I suppose you just want to escalate things so that
it will eventually get to a spot where you start to be right.
I gave my audi a good spring cleaning. It seems like a new car now.
First time I ever cleaned it out so well. It's aging well also. I will
mention last summer some paint on the hood was bubbling up from rust. I
showed the dealership and bang, new hood came from Europe and was
painted up to match. No quibbling at all. The area was just the size of
a thumbprint. So I will keep buying Audi!!!
I'll attach a jpeg.
If you searched for this on google the above is for you :o)
Given that my Audi hasn't even arrived yet can I expect Audi owners to
cut each other up on the road and score points against each other until
Oops wouldn't like to stray onto another topic in a thread as emotional
as peoples driving habits.
I guess that maybe top-posting Audi drivers would hold the speed limit
in the passing lane. Since only *they* matter, that's what you could
expect. Or some other MFFY* driving habit. After all, differing
styles must be accomadated.
*Me First, Fsck You.
I must say I like that post - nice one.
I probably am a top poster / mffy at heart but don't care for holding
the speed limit in that way.
And note I have changed from single posting to bottom posting as I was
prepared to - thanks
I appreciate posting styles that are first and foremost readable. And
It's also kind of you not to block the passing lane. When I drive long
distances, I always appreciate courteous driving by folks, and I try
and repay the favor by doing likewise.
Yeah - when your cell rings in a movie theater, go ahead and answer,
then have a long, loud conversation. After all, whatever *you* want is
the most important thing.
Or, like most of the rest of us learned before first grade, we could
imagine that the world does not revolve around me, me, me.
This is different, than your escalated situations.
I hope you find a newsgrope that still posts to your liking. Perhaps
join in one of those societies that does historic recreations. Or
society for creative anachronisms?
Etiquette is making someone feel comfortable, but it does have
standards. Not pushing standards on people. When does society standards
change? They do as time goes by. As do the spelling of words. Such is a
philosphical discussion. We do live in interesting times as we get to be
witness to changes. Although this topic is idiotic.
Try and get some joy out of life.
Last night Higgy got to drive the red car, but like usual, it makes him
a target of some bad guy. He will go back to driving the Audi and leave
the red car to Magnum. Before when he drove the red car, the brakes
failed on him. Oh that Higgy-baby.
Top post, bottom post, there seems to be a logic in having the most
recent comment at the top.
React how you want. But I wouldn't do what you do.
Only as a matter of degree, not type. Some folks have preferences for
chewing with their mouth open, or passing gas in public. If anything
is acceptable, everything is acceptable.
Actually, most posts in most newsgroups are still posted correctly.
Top-posters are yet a small minority.
Wrong. Folks who are deliberately rude often find themselves on the
outside looking in. Post OT, all in caps, binaries, etc, and you find
yourself killfiled or your account TOS-terminated in short order.
The very same logic that says things should be read from bottom to top.
Newsgroups aren't threaded from newest to oldest, at least not in any
newsreader I've seen. Even so, most newsreaders will display posts
with the newest content, then thread them by first to last post.
Post correctly? Of course not. After all, whatever *you* want is the
only important thing.
On 9 Apr 2005 20:50:17 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
As Jules points out, these are not comparable situations. Remember
that top-posting is perfectly acceptable to and is the preferred style
for a great many people. That's what makes it a preference. If you
want to find a *correct* analogy rather than the crap you've been
coming out with (which has only served to show you don't understand
the situation), then you'll have to find one where many people prefer
the alternative - which is not the case in your above analogy.
Indeed it doesn't and therefore you can't expect everyone to adopt
Jules is wrong, and so are you. The situations are only a matter of
There are plenty of rude cell phone behaviors, this one is just one
most folks can agree on. But it's merely a preference, and the small
minority prefers it, so by your logic, it's acceptable.
Those who don't know any better, those who are purposefully rude, or
those who read everything from the last page to the first page - yup,
See the cell phone references above. Dream up some driving ones. Like
You're left turning out of a business onto a five-lane street. (Two
lanes in either direction and a turn lane.) The car in front of you is
also turning left. You wait and wait and wait - the turn lane is
clear, the traffic from the right is clear, and the other guy isn't
going. Yup, that's right, when he finally goes, it's because traffic
is clear in both directions. He's held you up because of his
preference. You, of course, celebrate his preference, right?
Oh, but if it were just *my* preference, I wouldn't be having this
conversation with you. But it isn't. The netiquette has existed for
quite some time before either one of us entered usenet. As I said
before, if you can find anywhere even remotely official-looking that
supports top-posting as a preferred method, go ahead and link it.
History *and* popular opinion stand against you.
Sadly, we proper-posters are often happily married, with children.
Women seem curiously drawn to a man with etiquette. Makes the "bad
boy" thing tough to carry off, and thus ruins one's prospects for
playing the field for decades or causes one to live a lonely, boring
life defending poor behavior in usenet.
Get a life, Jules.
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