"Bastien Koert" <phps...@gmail.com> wrote in message news:d7b6cab70907090705i1575fe0ft21a2cc82c992b...@mail.gmail.com... > On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 9:54 AM, Tony > Marston<t...@marston-home.demon.co.uk> wrote: >> >> "Bastien Koert" <phps...@gmail.com> wrote in message >> news:d7b6cab70907090623s6b37641dt90a564f1d80fe...@mail.gmail.com... >> 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 >>> news:a5f019de0907090340k47216f7fh4d83434ef98ce...@mail.gmail.com... >>>> 2009/7/9 Tony Marston <t...@marston-home.demon.co.uk>: >>>> <snip> >>>> The first newsgroups I visited after getting my first PC not only >>>> allowed >>>> top posting, they actively encouraged it, yet no-one complained if >>>> someone >>>> 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 >>>> person >>>> 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 >>>> enough. >>>> >>> Tony, >>> >>> 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.
I've decided. It doesn't work for me. End of story. -- Tony Marston http://www.tonymarston.net http://www.radicore.org -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php