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"L" <[email protected] k> wrote in message
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[q1]> Worth doing, or a waste of time?[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Cheers. [/q1]

I would do it, though ironically enough I used the whole "it's useless, no-one will accept it, it's
not a real subject, etc." argument in the GCSE General Studies paper itself! In hindsight, I really,
really, really wish I hadn't done that...

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Danny
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On 22 Jun 2002 15:02:35 -0700, [email protected] (Richard Magrath) wrote:

[q1]>"L" <[email protected] k> wrote in message[/q1]
[q1]>news:<[email protected]>...[/q1]
[q2]>> Worth doing, or a waste of time?[/q2]
[q2]>>[/q2]
[q2]>> Cheers. [/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>I would do it, though ironically enough I used the whole "it's useless, no-one will accept it, it's[/q1]
[q1]>not a real subject, etc." argument in the GCSE General Studies paper itself! In hindsight, I[/q1]
[q1]>really, really, really wish I hadn't done that...[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>Rich[/q1]

I often do things like that. At the time it seems a good idea - maybe to try to let the examiners
read a different type of script. I don't think the examiners see the humour if you trying to build a
rapport with them... unfortunately

Dan
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Max Power
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[q2]> > no you can't post properly, and i'm right.[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> No, on aua we post at the bottom. It would be really helpful if you did[/q1]
the
[q1]> same, no matter what you do elsewhere. John[/q1]

I do sometimes bottom post and I agree it works better sometimes, I find it arrogant though that
some people <cough> niall <cough> refuse to accept top posting as a 'proper' form of posting, until
they redesign outlook express so it is geared towards bottom posting, I will continue to post short
replys on top.
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Ginnie Redston
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"Max Power" <[email protected] m> wrote in message
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[q3]> > > no you can't post properly, and i'm right.[/q3]
[q3]> > >[/q3]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > No, on aua we post at the bottom. It would be really helpful if you did[/q2]
[q1]> the[/q1]
[q2]> > same, no matter what you do elsewhere. John[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> I do sometimes bottom post and I agree it works better sometimes, I find it arrogant though that[/q1]
[q1]> some people <cough> niall <cough> refuse to accept top posting as a 'proper' form of posting,[/q1]
[q1]> until they redesign outlook express so it is geared towards bottom posting, I will continue to[/q1]
[q1]> post short replys on top.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
It's not just Niall! We didn't put it in the FAQ (both current and the earlier version from three
years ago) for nothing, you know! It's very tiresome to find, say, a one line response at the top
which often provides few clues about the topic. One then has to scroll down to find out what the
response relates to. It may be quicker for the (lazy?) *writer* but it actually slows down the
*reader*. As communication is supposed to be the point of the game, top-posting seems
self-defeating.

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Chris Howells
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Max Power wrote:

[q1]> my newsgroup posts aren't a qualification that requires hours of work are they? hummm[/q1]

General Studies is not a qualification that requires hours of work.

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Max Power
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[q2]> > my newsgroup posts aren't a qualification that requires hours of work are they? hummm[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> General Studies is not a qualification that requires hours of work.[/q1]

well it is a qualification, that was the point I was trying to make, and I assume you will need to
put some hours of time into it to understand what is required in the exam surely, even if you are
some genius who can pass it doing 0 work.

whereas newsgroup posts are not, u see? gaurav may as well have said : 'most decent universities
etc, don't accept your jacking off over porn as part of an offer' it makes as little sense.
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[q2]> >[/q2]
[q1]> It's not just Niall! We didn't put it in the FAQ (both current and the earlier version from three[/q1]
[q1]> years ago) for nothing, you know! It's very tiresome to find, say, a one line response at the top[/q1]
[q1]> which often provides few clues about the topic. One then has to scroll down to find out what[/q1]
the
[q1]> response relates to. It may be quicker for the (lazy?) *writer* but it actually slows down the[/q1]
[q1]> *reader*. As communication is supposed to be the point of the game, top-posting seems[/q1]
[q1]> self-defeating.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Ginnie[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
Agreed. Come on Max, nobody's gettin arsy; it's what we all do. It really does help to get your
point acrsoss. John
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Max Power
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[q2]> > It's not just Niall! We didn't put it in the FAQ (both current and the earlier version from[/q2]
[q2]> > three years ago) for nothing, you know! It's very tiresome to find, say, a one line response at[/q2]
[q2]> > the top which often[/q2]
provides
[q2]> > few clues about the topic. One then has to scroll down to find out what[/q2]
[q1]> the[/q1]
[q2]> > response relates to. It may be quicker for the (lazy?) *writer* but it actually slows down the[/q2]
[q2]> > *reader*. As communication is supposed to be the point of the game, top-posting seems[/q2]
[q2]> > self-defeating.[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > Ginnie[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q1]> Agreed. Come on Max, nobody's gettin arsy; it's what we all do. It really does help to get your[/q1]
[q1]> point acrsoss. John[/q1]

I think there is a lot to be said for top posting, which I won't go into here, but if that's what
you all do here, I can accept that.

Look I'm bottom posting, happy?
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On Fri, 21 Jun 2002 18:46:40 GMT, "Max Power" <[email protected] m> wrote:

[q1]>most decent universities don't accept it as part of an offer, and neither do employers, hence[/q1]
[q1]>waste of time.[/q1]

Many departments in many universities *do* accept GS though. Some, I admit, don't, although replys
to previous threads leave us in no doubt that GS can be considered a tie-breaker or influence the
level of offer.

Say I want to apply to one of those departments in one ofthose universities that do. Your simplistic
response is misleading and, quite frankly, simplistic.

Ian
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On Sun, 23 Jun 2002 16:20:26 GMT, "Max Power" <[email protected] m> wrote:

[q1]>I think there is a lot to be said for top posting, which I won't go into here, but if that's what[/q1]
[q1]>you all do here, I can accept that.[/q1]

Jolly good.

[q1]>Look I'm bottom posting, happy?[/q1]

Yes, although cutting the irrelevant text from a reply is useful as well y'know *:-)*

Ian
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[q2]> >I think there is a lot to be said for top posting, which I won't go into here, but if that's what[/q2]
[q2]> >you all do here, I can accept that.[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Jolly good.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q2]> >Look I'm bottom posting, happy?[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Yes, although cutting the irrelevant text from a reply is useful as well y'know *:-)*[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Ian[/q1]
[q1]> --[/q1]

Igniore him. Max, he has mitigating circumstances. He is a geographer person.

Thanks, by the way.

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"Max Power" <[email protected] m> wrote in message
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[q3]> > > no you can't post properly, and i'm right.[/q3]
[q3]> > >[/q3]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > No, on aua we post at the bottom. It would be really helpful if you did[/q2]
[q1]> the[/q1]
[q2]> > same, no matter what you do elsewhere. John[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> I do sometimes bottom post and I agree it works better sometimes, I find it arrogant though that[/q1]
[q1]> some people <cough> niall <cough> refuse to accept top posting as a 'proper' form of posting,[/q1]
[q1]> until they redesign outlook express so it is geared towards bottom posting, I will continue to[/q1]
[q1]> post short replys on top.[/q1]

You are a top bloke, unlike some bottom feeders!

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