On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 9:54 AM, Tony
> "Bastien Koert" <phps...@gmail.com> wrote in message
> On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 8:54 AM, Tony
> Marston<t...@marston-home.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>> "Stuart" <stut...@gmail.com> wrote in message
>>> 2009/7/9 Tony Marston <t...@marston-home.demon.co.uk>:
>>> The first newsgroups I visited after getting my first PC not only allowed
>>> top posting, they actively encouraged it, yet no-one complained if
>>> put their post on the bottom. They were tolerant, you see, because it
>>> didn't really matter.
>>> Your intolerant attitude on this issue shows just what a small-minded
>>> you are.
>>>> I reckon it's the same with
>>>> the way you arrange your messages to this list. Top-posting is a lazy
>>>> and selfish way to "contribute" to the list,
>>> That is opinion, not fact. Other newsgroups allow top posting, so why not
>>> this newsgroup? Just because someone says so? That's simply not good
>> The only thing I don't agree with here is the name calling.
> I called him "intolerant" because he jumps on issues which other people just
> don't care about.
> I called him "small minded" because he concentrates on small issues which
> simply don't matter in the great scheme of things. That sounds like fair
> comment to me It's just like those people who have endless arguments about
> when to use uppercase and when to use lower case. It simply doesn't matter,
> so stop wasting your time in arguing about it.
>> Daniel is
>> a pretty darn bright guy here, and I feel that slighting him because
>> of an established convention is not the best approach to dealing with
>> this. We are all voluntary participants on this list and we all make
>> valuable contributions to the PHP community.
> Irrelevant. It does not matter how much good work anybody does if they go
> and ruin it by trying to enforce some inconsequential petty rule.
>> Conventions were implemented to make things easier for participants to
>> view a standard thread in the list.
> The conventions in other newsgroups are different, and I can't be bothered
> to change my habits for different newsgroups just becase some internet Nazi
> says so.
>> We don't have to like it, but that
>> is no reason to digress into a pissing match over how the rules are
>> not sensible to any specific point of view.
> No, I don't like stupid rules, which is why I choose not to obey them.
>> I have found that moving
>> to the gmail client makes the rules more sensible as that is how gmail
>> displays the emails. Both hotmail and outlook make this tougher as
>> they don't logically display the thread. Might I suggest that you try
>> using gmail (some one posted that your client was outlook which is why
>> I suggest this)? Its a pain, if you have a history with the list that
>> you store on your machine, but it might be worthwhile exploring.
> So not only are you dictating how I post, you are also dictating which
> newsreader I should use? How arrogant!
No, Tony, not dictating at all. Merely sharing my experience. It may
or may not work for you, but that is for you to decide.
> Tony Marston
>> Cat, the other other white meat
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