[mythtv-users] Cover downloads from IMDB [OT]
mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Sat Sep 20 17:19:57 UTC 2008
Allen Edwards wrote:
>> We'll - if we're complaining about off-topic stuff, I'd rather have a
>> good, heavily utilized web forum than a mailing list... it'd solve
>> almost all the issues (not trimming, top positing, etc). But hey,
>> that's just me. :)
> I like top posting. This is the only list I use that requires or uses
> bottom posting. So, which did you read first, the top post or the
> bottom post?
Well, like most people I read the topmost stuff first, since it didn't have
quote lines. I then had to scroll down and read the quoted part to see what you
were replying to. Then I had to figure out how your reply fitted in with the
Whereas if you had left the quoted material at the top, I would have skimmed
that and then known straight away how your comment related to that. OK?
Now imagine that I had found an appropriate but top-posted email thread because
I searched for $PROBLEM some 6 months afterwards. Your method, I have to start
at *the bottom* and work my way up, reply by reply to find out how to fix my
problem. With bottom posting, the material is all laid out logically.
Bottom posting works fine, but only if all the cruft is taken out of the quoted
material, like sigs and extracts from machine logs, etc (unless relevant to the
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