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Re: List intolerance VS advocacy
On Friday, June 14, Darren Reed wrote:
> In some mail from Jan Johansson, sie said:
> > Top poster. Full qouter.
> > Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out.
> Whether you post at the top, or bottom, quote all or not, should make
> no difference. It's the content that counts - OR should be! I suspect
> this was your issue but you didn't articulate this at all, rather just
> went for the "low hanging fruit".
> There's no excuse for being rude to people, whether they ask stupid
> questions or not.
> If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all and the world
> will be a much better place for it.
For someone that has been around as long as you, I'm surprised to hear you
say that. In some circles what the original poster did is considered rude.
Top-posting is rude, as is quoting the whole article verbatim, without
trimming things appropriately.
Than again, I suppose that I should count myself in among the "old" crowd
now wrt internet time... I can still remember UUCP and usenet being useful.