The Right Way to Email - was Re: C & undefined behaviour - was Re: tumble under BSD
robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com
Mon Apr 4 11:44:26 CDT 2016
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> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Mouse
> Sent: 04 April 2016 15:49
> To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
> Subject: Re: The Right Way to Email - was Re: C & undefined behaviour -
> Re: tumble under BSD
> > Flowed text and top-posting have become the norm in mainstream email
> So have a lot of other horrible things, such as spam. Popularity,
> mainstream popularity, is no measure of goodness, or we should all
> immediately switch to Windows on peecees.
> I have no problem with flowed text - when done according to the spec, a
> spec which exists for good reason. As for top-posting, I've already
> about why I consider most instances of it arrogant rudeness (see my blah
> post at
> http://ftp.rodents-montreal.org/mouse/blah/2012-09-26-1.html) and have
> seen no reason to change that opinion.
I really do think that the endian-ness of posting is a matter of personal
preference. I happen to prefer top posting, but on this list I make a
special effort to avoid it, because I know it upsets a lot of people, and it
seems to be the accepted convention for this list. I could consider that
people's disregard for my preference for top posting also to be rude (but I
don't, of course).
Please can we just agree that people have different preferences and never
mention this subject again? The convention here is bottom posting. So be it.
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