Re: top posting

JM Casey

Not that I'm looking to argue, but I've been on forums and e-mail lists of many different sorts since the mid-90s, and while bottom-posting might have been somewhat the norm in the early days, it's not nearly as common now, especially with regards to e-mail. While it's true that on any php forum the "quote" button will place the message you are replying to above yours, you can slip in and out of the "quotes" whenever you like. The reason, I think, it was originally done, and why some prefer it, is that you can quote specifically parts of the message this way and reply to them as needed. I think once it was realised (probably after the days when internet newsgroups were the most common form of internet "chatting) that most people do not really bother with this, it became more common to place the quoted message at the bottom.

I very much used to do this thing, and still do, on forums: replying to specific paragraphs of a message, and so I am used to this format and still kind of like it. Don't really think it has anything to do with "normalising", it's just a convenient way to respond to messages while covering all points.
However, in e-mail lists like the one we are using right now, yes, putting quoted messages at the bottom is preferred by me as well.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: April 22, 2019 1:11 PM
Subject: [jaws-users] top posting

Many, if not most sighted folk prefer bottom posting.
To them, it makes sense.
Sighted folk can simply look past all the past info and glance down to the new information.
I think some Blind folk like to do this because they may feel that it normalizes them to some degree because most sighted users do this.
I think anyone would be hard pressed to find a screenreader user who prefers bottom-posting, because we are forced to reread the non-relevant information at the top.
Usually when we read a message of a particular thread, we have been following the thread and we just want to read the next reply and that is why I call that non-relevant.
And if we come into a thread late, it is no big deal to arrow down to discover what the above message was referring to.
I'm bringing this topic up because I have read some bottom-posted messages on this list in the past and the moderators prefer that we top-post.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rick Justice" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, April 22, 2019 6:28 AM
Subject: Re: ADMIN: Re: [jaws-users] activating jaws

That may be so, but I am not in the habit of searching for a reply which should be at the top of the message, and nor should anyone else!
Refer to the list guidelines for proper posting practices.

Richard Q. Justice-list moderator

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sharon S" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, April 22, 2019 6:05 AM
Subject: Re: ADMIN: Re: [jaws-users] activating jaws

Hi, there was a message however it was right near the bottom.

Larry was commenting on the cost for his jaws compared to the price quoted for the other person.

Larry, the $90 offer is only available in US at the moment but they are hoping to at some stage open it up to all countries.

Hope this helps.
From Shaz.
Canberra, Australia.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Rick Justice
Sent: Monday, April 22, 2019 11:24 AM
Subject: ADMIN: Re: [jaws-users] activating jaws

If you have something constructive to say, then say it, do not re-post what has already been said.

Richard Q. Justice-list moderator

----- Original Message -----
From: "Larry Volk" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, April 21, 2019 2:03 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] activating jaws

On 4/21/19, John Gassman <> wrote:
If she lives in the United States, she can move from JAWS 14 to 2019
for just $90.00.
She'll be able to authorize it legally.
If she doesn't live here, she'll have to wait until the home annual
license is released world wide.
I hope that will be in the near future but so far no date has been

At 07:37 AM 4/21/2019, you wrote:
I do not believe this is a question to be discussed on here as it goes
to copyright violation.

From: Kevin
Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2019 10:10 PM
Subject: [jaws-users] activating jaws

I have a friend who is running windows 7 with jaws 14 installed.
Currently jaws 14 is set to startup when the computer does.
I gave her my old cd of jaws 17 with a valid authorization.
She has got jaws 17 installed but not
authorized so she is still using 14 and 17 is sitting on her computer.
My question is how can she authorize 17. She gets like oh no I have
no speech what do I do!
Basically because she doesn’

E-mail is golden!!!
Kevin Lee

David Ferrin
Marriage is the process of finding out what kind of man your wife
would have preferred.

JAWS Certified, 2014.

Wow! Here in Canada it cost me more than $600.00 to go from JAWS 14 to 2019.

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