Reading this thread makes me sad.
I agree with the original post - I to dislike top posting <clip>
I am truly sad I made you sad...
If you have no clue what I mean by the words 'top posting' or 'bottom posting' see this web page:<clip_again>
I have a complete understanding of what top and bottom posting is. I was on Usenet long before HTML web forums were available.
I've weathered trolls, newbies, cyber-psychos and about every other web denizen in front of a keyboard.
There have been many friends and incredibly intelligent people pass by my display as well and I have enjoyed my time engaging in conversation with them all (even the denizens).
What makes me sad on forum boards and on the radio are the hoards of netiquette and kilocycle cops who can't be satisfied with operating their own equipment the way they want. These people seem to have an overwhelming compulsion to pick apart any perceived deviation from the written-in-stone-by-who-the-hell-knows "rules" for whatever communication vehicle they're occupying at that moment.
I'm not advocating chaos and mayhem but every time I see another complaint about trivial form when the content is perfectly understandable, I'm reminded yet again how tedious it's become to attempt to enjoy oneself in a public forum due to all the individuals leaping at the first opportunity to tell everyone else how they should act.
This thread also makes me sad because of the somewhat hostile tone (that is how it comes off to me) of the response to
the original poster.<last_clip>
Hostile? Jeeezus, if you believe I was hostile with my snarky little humorous sarcastic post, I now know better than to actually be mean to anyone.
My only point and intention in my reply to the OP was to express MY dismay at yet another complaint about the position of words, manner of speech or other perceived infraction when in reality the content should be the object of attention.
I just re-upped my subscription. Maybe I should hang out where people have a little thicker skin.