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Re: [SLE] Top posting violates RFC1855 (was: A small request)
  • From: Ruben I Safir <ruben@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2002 19:03:24 -0500
  • Message-id: <20021104190324.G674@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Clearly when we teach GNU/Linux 1

First thing we teach them is to use VI, right after reading this
important FAQ.

But when I do this, all the AIM Instant messaging stuff lights up on everyones
desktops and the network get flooded.

Ruben

On 2002.11.03 06:39 Salman Khilji wrote:
> Yes...Good idea.
>
> Now where's the moron who is top-posting here!
>
> Salman
>
>
> On Saturday 02 November 2002 18:31, rex wrote:
> > jaakko tamminen <jaakko.tamminen@xxxxxxxxxx> [2002-11-02 18:13]:
> > > Yet another, who think that he is the only one being correct...
> >
> > For newbies that think top posting is OK, I suggest that they read RFC1855.
> >
> > http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc1855.html
> >
> > [...]
> >
> > Be brief without being overly terse. When replying to a message,
> > include enough original material to be understood but no more. It
> > is extremely bad form to simply reply to a message by including
> > all the previous message: edit out all the irrelevant material.
> >
> > [...]
> >
> > If you are sending a reply to a message or a posting be sure you
> > summarize the original at the TOP [emphasis mine. -r] of the message,
> > or include just enough text of the original to give a context.
> > This will make sure readers understand when they start to read your
> > response.
> >
> > [...]
> >
> > -rex
>
>
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