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On Wed, 15 Sep 2004 11:27:26 -0400, Aron Griffis <email@example.com> wrote:
> Lately it seems that both devs and non-devs are getting into the
> top-posting habit on this mailing list. If you're not familiar with
> what I mean, here is an example.
> This is an annoying habit. It's traditional on mailing lists to quote
> only the text to which you're replying, and put your reply below the
> Please observe this rule when posting to this mailing list. For more
> information, see
Unfortunate but true, but my experience with those who top-post (based
on lengthy threads on gentoo-user and other lists) is that top-posters
are addicted to their habit and will not be dissuaded by logic or
appeals to netiquette. "I'll g-damn top-post if I want to," seems to
be the attitude. It's something akin to trying to teach a pig to dance
- you become covered with mud and it upsets the pig.
Ah well, perhaps the developers are a better example than the general populace.
It doesn't help that most mailer programs (mozilla is an exception)
automatically position the cursor in a reply for top-posting leaving
all the garbage that you must trim below, out of sight, and easy to
Thanks for the reminder.
(CR) Collins Richey
\/\/ "I hear you're single again." "Spouse 2.0 had fewer bugs than
Spouse 1.0, but the maintenance ... was too much for my OS."
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