May I recommend Opera as a browser ? It's now entirely free and doesn't have
any advert banners ( that previously existed on the 'free' version ) that may
have put ppl off.
Includes a pop-up blocker as standard too.
I believe Opera is also currently the best 'web standards compliant' browser
around. It does dislike some ( presumably IE specific ) code occasionally
I made the change about a month back ( because of that new MS vulnerability )
and haven't regretted it.
But I use the browser as well. Many websites will not be handled
correctly by Netscape 4.x, and, in my case, caused the application to
freeze. Also, using an insecure OS like Win 98 doesn't help matters either.
Look at the headers of my message. Does it look like I'm using Netscape
4.x to post? (IOW, I want to be able to post to usenet and browse the
web using the same application ... hence why I use the Mozilla suite).
But your advice is sound for websites that can "bypass" the built-in
pop-up blocker in Mozilla and Firefox.
Thats not true. More people in general use OE. Thats because it comes
free with windows. It's already installed on their computers.
It's ironic that if you are replying to a message in usenet the so
called accepted practice is to bottom post. Yet, in the business world
when replying to an email the reply goes at top.
That's primarily because business people don't know shit about technology.
I have this discussion with my wife. I had trained her NOT to top post
in reply to emails.
She kept getting messages back from other attorneys saying "you didn't
say anything". They were so lazy, they didn't even scroll down to see
Never mind that top posting in a business conversation is the most
efficient way in following up in a continuing dialogue (much like
newsgroup posting) and you made your poor wife look like a fool.
Man - have you guys started a religion about not top posting? I thought
I was anal-retentive! You are making a big deal about absofrigginlutely
nothing, and your poor wife certainly realizes it too.
(To reply by e-mail, replace the last letter of the alphabet in my
address with the letter 'x')
You shouldn't have to scroll to see what the person emailing you wrote.
There have been arguments about top or bottom posting on just about
every newsgroup. Everyone has their own opinion and reasons why.
I have no problem scrolling to the bottom and moving up if I want to
read through all the messages leading up the newest. Thing is, with top
posting I have that choice. With bottom posting the reader is forced to
scroll through everything. Reverse order makes more sense to me, most
current message on top. Why people get confused is beyond reason. In
the end it really doesn't matter but some people really get bent out of
shape about it.
You may want to suggest that she delete text that she's not directly
responding to. That will shorten the length of the post (sometimes
considerably). This will lessen, or even eliminate, the need to scroll
down. Note that I deleted the first 13 lines of the post I responded
to. Had I not, you most likely would have had to scroll down to read my
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