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Subject: Re: Top-Posting, Vis-a-Vis Last Night's Fuss

Re: Top-Posting, Vis-a-Vis Last Night's Fuss

From: Nix <nix_at_esperi.org.uk>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2007 12:03:54 +0100

On 27 Aug 2007, CB verbalised:
> From: "Paul Louden" <paulthenerd_at_gmail.com>
>> I'll admit, top-posting is probably much easier for a blind user. It's
>> in fact much easier for *anyone* to write, but it's far harder for most
>> people, I imagine including blind people, to read.
>
> This should not have ever been turned into what is easier for some one
> who is blind or some one who is sighted. Rules are rules.

Actually, the rationale for these conventions (of ancient standing) is
exactly that it makes reading easier, and there are many more readers
than writers, so the convenience of readers is paramount.

It's not just an arbitrary rule put there to piss poeple off.
Received on 2007-08-27


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