Whatever 'it' is, I guess not, since I have no idea what you're talking
This is posted randomly in a thread, so I'll assume you have done so
before and you will do so again. Are you under the impression that when
reading newsgroups, everyone sees *all* the messages? Many (most?)
people only see new messages, and it is the responsibility of posters to
provide enough context within their message to make them coherent
Which somone would know exactly how?
Nope. Sometimes I've gotten lost in thought for a couple of minutes,
and I'm responding to what someone said a few minutes ago. And posting
on Usenet is not like speaking to people in person anyway. In the
absence of body language, *** expressions, subtlety of vocal
inflection, and time continuity, it's much more important to make
yourself clear and easily understood.
I guess if you don't want anyone to know what you're talking about, it
If you consistently demonstrate you are not thorough, and you don't
follow established posting guidelines, people will stop reading your
messages. Whether that is a good enough reason to be thorough is your
own decision to make.