On Wed, Feb 05, 2014 at 01:37:52PM +0000, Tom Davies wrote:
Such attitude is dying out.
Modern devices almost entirely force people into top-posting and
almost all people new to mailing-lists will have no idea about the
possibility of doing anything other than top-posting. Some allow
users to reconfigure their devices to bottom-post but it's beyond most
That doesn't mean they can't/shouldn't learn.
Bottom posting requires a ton of extra work such as trimming and such
which office workers really do not have time for. it might have been
a better system but we let MS dictate how we do emailing and now we
have to live with that or accept increasing unpopularity.
I really hope you don't mean that trimming is a waste of time. Ever see
a reply to a digest message that quoted the whole digest. What fun.
Hopefully this mailing list helps people learn that bottom posting is
widely used in Open Source projects and helps them become more
familiar with doing so. Other successful gateway projects also use
top-posting a lot, for example Firefox, Ubuntu and others. Ones that
remain unpopular or have a hard time attracting new people (such as
Evolution) insist on bottom posting and sees almost all enquirers
leave rather than become involved. It is sad but we kinda have to
live with the way things are rather than the way we might prefer them
That outlook would mean that we (US) would still be under British rule.
Tell it to any country that has overthrown an autocratic ruler.
There is a special spot in hell for people who overquote *including
multiple sigs and footers*.
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NSA agents who fail to see humor in Doctor
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