Re: Top Posting FAQ opinions?
yeah some people have been using forth waaaay too long...
On Mon, 2004-10-04 at 21:21, David Brown wrote:
> old joke
> sometimes a sig line:
> > A: Yes.
> > >Q: Are you sure?
> > >>A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
> > >>>Q: Why is top posting frowned upon?
> > Paul Johnson wrote:
> > >>> http://ursine.dyndns.org/wiki/index.php?title=Top_Posting
> > >>> Could I get some thoughts on this, please?
> > >>
> > >> Not really sure why we need *another* rehash of the 'how to quote'
> > >> debate, but it looks ok, with the exception that the statement
> > >> 'written language is typically read from top down' is not true.
> > >
> > > There's some that read from the bottom of the page towards the top?
> > Yes.
> > Strictly speaking, direction isn't a concept that applies to
> a 'language',
> > it's a concept that applies to a *script*. And there are various
> > that are written bottom-to-top.
> > (Almost certainly none of them are used for computing applications,
> but the
> > statement as written is nevertheless untrue.)
> > Cheers,
> > Nick
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