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Re: Top vs. bottom posting, solution proposal ;-)



From: "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday mindspring com>
On Sun, 15 Oct 2006, jdow wrote:

From: "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday mindspring com>
> On Sun, 15 Oct 2006, Andy Oram wrote:
>
> > Marko Vojinovic wrote:
> >
> > > So, I devoted a couple of hours of my time to write down some
> > > prototype of top/bottom post converter, creatively named
> > > top2bottom.c :-) .
> > >
> > I am impressed that you thought of doing this--creating a technical
> > solution to a social problem.
>
> IMHO, implementing something like this is a really bad idea, since it
> implies that posters can revert to being sloppy about their posting
> etiquette, knowing that some technical wizardry will fix it for them.
>
> please -- i'm begging you -- do *not* start this discussion yet again.
> i could have sworn that there is now an official edict somewhere on
> redhat.com that states clearly that top posting is a *bad* *thing*.
> can we please just accept that and not go through this every month?

Adults don't care and adapt. Children complain.

Got it?

yup.  so you won't have any objection if i start posting in HTML?  or
refuse to trim my included text?  hey, what if i start hijacking
threads?  does that work for you, joanne?  no?  then stop being such a
condescending twit.

Right back atcha, sir. I've vowed a vendetta against top/bottom/side/
insideout/right-left reversed posting arguments. Don't start 'em and I
won't drive 'em into the dirt.

{^_-}


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