[Numpy-discussion] Please stop bottom posting!!

Paul Ivanov pivanov314@gmail....
Fri Apr 12 18:33:44 CDT 2013


> Paul Ivanov wrote:
> > ... But I just came across a wonderfully short signature from
> > Rick Moen, and thought I'd pass it along:
> 
> > Cheers,             A: Yes.
> > Rick Moen           > Q: Are you sure?
> > rick@linuxmafia     >> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
> > .com McQ! (4x80)    >>> Q: Why is top posting frowned upon?
> 
> This is cute, and makes a good point, but misses the bigger issue:
> most interesting technical threads are not a series of linear, simple
> one-liners. Bottom posting is obviously the way to go for that. They
> are long, with multiple points, and comments on the middle parts, not
> just the end, and different people all commenting on the same post. It
> simply does not end up a neat linear conversation anyway. niether pure
> bottom posting nor pure top posting works well.

Full agreed, again, so I'm a little puzzled why you say it misses
the point, since I started off that post agreeing with you:

> Chris Barker - NOAA Federal, on 2013-04-04 09:01,  wrote:
> > Which is why I advocate interspersed posting.
> 
> This. (with heavy snipping).

My inclusion of Rick's signature was intended to just be cute,
just as you perceived it.

best,
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