Bob Taylor wrote: > On Wed, 2008-05-14 at 16:48 -0500, Doug Tucker wrote: >> On Wed, 2008-05-14 at 15:56 -0500, Scott Nelson wrote: >>> On May 14, 2008, at 3:48 PM, Doug Tucker wrote: >>> >>>> ...all but dead...I run a usenet server here, had 3 logins last >>>> month...user base is over 4000... > > I *think* Scott wrote: >>> Usenet is almost dead but e-mail lists abound (you are using one). >>> Same concepts. >> I know, but my point was, since we all use email to read email lists, >> let's get off the old usenet etiquette, and use email etiquette, which >> you will find yourself in the very minute minority that replies bottom >> post. > > Doug, you *still* are missing the point! The *rules* written in the days > of Usenet are *still* applicable today. Why? Because the reason for > their existence hasn't changed. Originally there was Usenet *groups* now > there are email lists. What's the difference? The names. > > Bob > I second Bob on that! I do a lot of support and top posting is a *PITA*. It's like reading a book from bottom to top, right to left! It's "doable" but nor very confortable IMHO. I'm not saying i have absolute truth, just sharing the view of somebody that do tech support since 15 years. Guy Boisvert, ing. IngTegration inc.