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       Then, would you please consider the pros vs. cons of this list
           as well as all the users of this list who are seeking help then
offering help.

       Here are more logical steps of top-posting vs. bottom-posting
           (much has been on this list previously, but  ... ... ... )

       When one reads, he starts at the beginning;
           when one edits that material, he places the comments on the top
of the page -
               (or along the sides where appropriate)
       when one writes, he begins at the top;
       when one is in conversation, all listening knows what's been said,
so he merely makes his comment -
               (if one needs a rehash (as in a courtroom) then the previous
comments are read)
           when reading a book, then placing it down; one does not start at
the beginning again when picking it up again.
       when one is solving any problem, he continues knowing what's gone
before -
               (if one needs to start over, then he returns to the
       when picking something from a pile, one reaches for the top one ...
... ...
       when clearing timber, or rubbish, ... ... ... one clears from the
top ... ... ...
       when conversing with another, one looks toward the top (eyes) not
toward the bottom (feet);
       and when dressing, no one puts their shoes on first.


From: Felmon Davis <>
Date: Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 6:25 PM
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: low traffic lately?

And a good job of trimming the post too!

I wonder, does top-posting promote sequential reading of the argument?

alright; just having fun now. this is losing all point. winter is getting
to us.


On Wed, 5 Feb 2014, anne-ology wrote:

       Well said, Peter.

From: Peter West <>
Date: Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 5:40 PM
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: low traffic lately?

On 6/02/2014 5:31 am, Robert Holtzman wrote:

On Wed, Feb 05, 2014 at 01:37:52PM +0000, Tom Davies wrote:

Bottom posting requires a ton of extra work such as trimming and such
which office workers really do not have time for.

 Trimming is a sensible thing to do, whichever way you post.  It's work
the poster, not the reader, and top-posting is a benefit for the reader,
not (primarily) the poster.

 I really hope you don't mean that trimming is a waste of time. Ever see
a reply to a digest message that quoted the whole digest. What fun.

But doesn't trimming undermine the argument?  How can the discussion be
read sequentially when bits of it have been deleted?

Felmon Davis

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