I do not follows rules which cannot be justified beyond the expression "It 
is there, so obey it!" Why is it there? What are the alternatives? What harm 
does it do? What happens if the rule is disobeyed? Top posting existed in 
the early days of the internet, and for a logical reason. Then some arrogant 
prat came along and said "I don't like this, so I am going to make a rule 
which forbids it!". I don't like this rule, so I choose to disobey it.

-- 
Tony Marston
http://www.tonymarston.net
http://www.radicore.org

"Daniel Brown" <danbr...@php.net> wrote in message 
news:ab5568160907081021x5e88fc74t90351df08b4d3...@mail.gmail.com...
> On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 13:02, Tony Marston<t...@marston-home.demon.co.uk> 
> wrote:
>> I do not regard that as a concrete rule, and certainly not one worth
>> bothering about. Lots of newsgroups I visited before coming here allowed 
>> top
>> posting, so it is arrogant for someone to say "I personally don't like 
>> top
>> posting, so I'll make a rule that disallows it". A sensible rule, and one
>> which I have no problem in following, is that if a question is posted in
>> English then I will answer in English. That makes sense, whereas "no top
>> posting" does not.
>
>    No matter anymore.  You've expressed your distaste for the rules
> and your intent on disregarding them, which - in turn - shows that (a)
> you believe yourself to be beyond the need to respect the guidelines
> the rest of the community follows; and (b) you couldn't give a damn
> about contributing to good, solid archives.
>
>    There's certainly no way we can force you to follow the rules, so
> I'm done discussing it.  It's just a shame that it's not going to work
> out in a manner that doesn't speak volumes about your negative
> attitude toward others.
>
>    Best of luck in everything you do.
>
> -- 
> </Daniel P. Brown>
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