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Re: [SLE] Top-posting is so Microsoftish
  • From: Salman Khilji <skhilji@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2002 21:20:04 -0700
  • Message-id: <200210122120.04263.skhilji@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I totally agree :P


On Saturday 12 October 2002 17:20, Steven T. Hatton wrote:
> It has come time to state my position on top-posting. In the traditional
> world of usenet and mailing list, long before the Ring Wraiths of Redmond
> had spread their darkness over the Internet, it was considered common
> courtesy to reply to a message by adding ones responses, either in-line,
> after the comment to which a particular response was directed, or at the
> bottom of the quoted text.
> After the spread of darkness, many people who were unfamiliar with these
> long honored rules of order, and who were either ignorant of the workings
> of their mail and news clients, or had clients so technologically deficient
> they could not adjust the default. These people began to violate these
> rules of order, not out of malace, but out of ignorance. Indeed, ignorance
> *is* darkness.
> It is now time to take a stand. Top-posting, that is, posting ones reply
> above the quoted text, is a symbol of darkness. It represents evil. To
> knowingly violate the traditional standard of internet decorum is to
> willingly partake in the darkness. I therefore must declare that,
> heretofore, all who top-post with full knowledge of the above recounted
> history will be declared 'Windoze Users' and shall be shunned by all who
> honor the good and noble traditions which created the Internet.

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