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Re: Top or bottom posting; does it really matter? [message #411400 is a reply to message #411300] Thu, 30 September 2021 04:41 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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Originally posted by: gareth evans

It never ceases to amaze me that in a forum for (presumably)
computer experts, who must receive, read, accept, understand and
reply to, emails where top posting is the norm, then have an
emotional reaction against top-posting in this forum.

An open mind for the rest of the World but a closed narrow
mind in this forum? How very strange!

On 29/09/2021 23:10, Dave Garland wrote:
> On 9/28/2021 1:18 AM, Charles Richmond wrote:
>
>> Historically (and probably now), the members of a group decide who
>> should be allowed to post. Each person's newsreader software allowed a
>> list of addresses to be maintained... and would automatically discard
>> messages from that address. If the majority of members of a group had
>> your address on their "discard" list, effectively you were kept out.
>
> On a.f.c. it seems equally to have been a matter of social pressure
> involving attempted correction, giving way to (or sometimes replaced by)
> rude replies. Most transgressors mend their way, or go away. A few
> combative ones remain and get blocked. In spades, as one sometimes said.
>
>>
>> (There is a name for that "discard" list... but I can not remember it
>> now...)
>
> Kill file
>>
>> Some "official" groups (not "alt.*" groups) are moderated by an
>> "admin", and you have to be officially admitted to the group by that
>> admin.
>>
>>
>
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