Top posting. Was: Backing up a RiscPC over RiscPC/Windows network

Top posting. Was: Backing up a RiscPC over RiscPC/Windows network

Post by Dr Peter Y » Tue, 14 Nov 2006 03:25:23



Totally agreed with all the above, including the bit about "they
aren't bright enough"; I have discovered that about 90% of Windows
users don't seem to be able to read an e-mail reply unless it's
top-posted.

<rant>

And don't start me on the "forwarded as attachment" e-mails (at least
MPro can deal with these) and the ones with multiple quotation marks,
e.g.:

>> >>>> >>

which are easily edited out in RISC OS, but which seem to defeat the
majority of Windows users.

</rant>

With best wishes,

Peter.

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Post by Mark Fower » Tue, 14 Nov 2006 06:56:48


Actually I often wish e-mail was 'bottom posted' when you have a thread
with long contributions and you have just been sent it. Finding the
start of the first e-mail, reading to the end, backing up to the
penultimate, reading.. back up to pre-penultimate, reading.. etc. is
just a bind. If someone suggested writing a book with the chapters in
reverse order then you would think them bonkers! Mind you old fashioned
letter files with the latest on top were a pain to read as well!

 
 
 

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Post by Steven Pam » Tue, 14 Nov 2006 17:02:35

In article <455798a2$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,


My filing at work has the latest at the back.

The excuse that attaching at the back is difficult is ridiculous, you
simply put everything in face down, so when you start reading the "top" of
the list is the first.
 
 
 

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Post by Russell Ha » Tue, 14 Nov 2006 18:24:02

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, Steven







I tried to get kids to do that at school years ago. I even
ordered files that were /designed/ to be used that way, with
what looked like the front having the filing clips attached.

But they could not get their heads around the idea and I had
to give up.

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