off-topic, was: Re: [linux-dvb] How to convert DVB video to DVD?
raid517 at ukonline.co.uk
Mon Nov 21 19:17:08 CET 2005
Matto Marjanovic wrote:
> >Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2005 15:56:33 +0000
> >From: raid517 <raid517 at ukonline.co.uk>
> >"Please don't top post.'
> >Sorry I have no idea what top posting is (nor can I summon the energy
> to >really care very much) other than it sounds like some geek was
> having a [rant]
> (Sorry to drive this even further off-topic, but as a former dabbler in
> cognitive science, I find is fascinating to see a rant about how the
> writer has no idea what
> "Please don't top post"
> means, when the exact phrase quoted from the previous email is
> "Please, don't top-reply".
> At least subconsciously, the writer knows to equate "top-reply" with
> "top post". The response favors "top post", though, so it seems that
> however ignorant the writer is of what the phrase means, he is certainly
> familiar with it!)
> -matt m.
> PS: Here is the very first hit off of a Google search on "top posting":
> >Nico Sabbi wrote:
> >> Please, don't top-reply
Yes... and I'm not a lab rat either thanks.
I'm glad you have time to waste looking up trivial and irrelevant
information like this on Google. Unfortunately I don't.
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