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Re: [SLE] Top posting (WAS: Re: [SLE] Printing quality)
  • From: Ben Rosenberg <ben@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 10:59:31 -0800
  • Message-id: <20040127185931.GB18181@xxxxxxxxx>
* Paul W. Abrahams (abrahams@xxxxxxx) [040127 10:54]:
->On Tuesday 27 January 2004 1:45 pm, Jim Norton wrote:
->> On Tue, Jan 27, 2004 at 01:35:43PM -0500, Paul W. Abrahams wrote:
->> > On Monday 26 January 2004 10:25 pm, Patrick Shanahan wrote:
->> > > * Rem P Roberti <remegius@xxxxxxxxxxx> [01-26-04 22:02]:
->> >
->> > - - - - -
->> >
->> > > Well, I have corrected your top-posting and trimmed the superfluous
->> > > full quote under. Please don't top post and trim your posts.
->> >
->> > What is top-posting? And what practices do you advocate about trimming
->> > messages to which one is responding? I don't think there's any
->> > convention about this.
->> >
->> > My approach is to put the original message first (to set the context) and
->> > trim most everything from it that isn't relevant to the response.
->> Oh here we go again with the "top posting haters" and "post not trimmed
->haters" speaking
->> out as if they know the one true correct way to post to an email list.
->I claim no such path to enlightenment, though common sense and putting youself
->in the reader's place do go a long way.

Well, since so many Micro-Soft rejects have come into the Linux fold.
There are no rules that apply to anyone anymore. It's a friggin free for
all. No one will pay attention, no one will read RFC's and people who
care about things like top posting, trimming and just plain good manners
are out of luck. This won't change and it shall get worse and worse. As
far as thread highjacking..just do what I do which is NEVER, EVER answer
a question from the ass who does this. If they can't be bothered to
understand threading, archives and other such things then they should
just go piss up a rope. I mean, Firebird and many other email
clients handle threading and support it just fine. So the person sending
the email on a highjacked thread should know about it..if not they
should pull their head out and learn something.

Ben Rosenberg mailto:ben@xxxxxxxxx
"Competing with Linux is like nailing jello to a tree."

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