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



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.

rday


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