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Subject: RE: recordings to the wrong place

RE: recordings to the wrong place

From: Ross A. Doerr <>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2015 08:38:37 -0400

Ah, logical reasoning meets form over substance head-on.
There is a God.

-----Original Message-----
From: rockbox [] On Behalf Of Kyle
Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 8:15 AM
Subject: Re: recordings to the wrong place

According to leonard morris:
# BTW, I have been on this list for years but I don't know if top posting # is still forbidden since I have not posted in a long time.

Did I top post? I didn't think I quoted anything, as I restated the question in the answer so that I could minimize quoting. I'm one of those people who feels that quoting is largely unnecessary. For example, It makes no sense to me to read

Subject: Question
How do you do X?

Subject: RE: Question
On such a date some time in the past at this exact time, someone wrote:
> How do you do X?

Choose Z from the Y menu and check X.

It gets even worse when people post at the bottom of other people who have posted at the bottom of other people. Once it gets past 1 or two, it can be pure murder to try to read through, especially when I've already read the original post as many as 6 times by the time I get to the last message in the thread. Instead, I prefer to write the answer to

Subject: Question
How do you do X?


Subject: RE: Question
You can do X by selecting Z from the Y menu and checking X.

# There once was a mod who got really really angry if you top posted.
# So sorry if I got the rules wrong. Take care.

I don't top post, and I don't bottom post. On those very rare occasions when I do quote, I quote as little as possible, shorten the attribution line so that it doesn't take a million years to speak it all, (Yes, I use speech here), and put my answer inline. You will never see me top post, and you will rarely if ever see me bottom post, as I have far better ways to quote if I feel I must. That said, on lists where people feel they have to pick at the way someone who is trying to help someone posts the answer to a question, especially if they aren't either the person asking the question or trying to help answer it, I rarely post at all, and I generally make my own feelings known at such times. In fact, you are more likely to see me complaining to the picky people for top posting, because I do use speech, and trying to get through all that stuff that I've already read 3, 4 or even more times just to try to find the response when using speech is like trying to find the needle at the bottom of a haystack. In fact
, I prefer to read messages in threaded form, as a conversation. Real conversations go like

A: Something
B: Response
A: Something else
B: Response
C: Adds to the discussion
B: Response to C
A: Response to B and C

When was the last time you had a conversation where the person you were speaking with repeated every word you said before giving their response?
Believe me, that is very annoying, especially if you're repeating back in the same way. This is how I feel about e-mail, which is now threaded so that it is very easy to reread anything I may have missed without having to have someone repeat the same thing over and over ad nauseum.
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