[linux-elitists] The North American Free Software Conference: Freedom-IT

Karsten M. Self karsten@linuxmafia.com
Mon Oct 22 14:40:02 PDT 2007

on Mon, Oct 22, 2007 at 09:36:07AM +0200, Peter Lowe (pgl@yoyo.org) wrote:
> On Sun 21-10-2007 3:55 pm, Teh Entar-Nick wrote:
> > > Peter Lowe:


> > > The role of top-posting has traditionally been, and should forever be,
> > > the act of commenting on a *forwarded* mail to introduce it and provide
> > > context.  Top-posting on a *reply* to someone's mail is obnoxious and
> > > wasteful.
> I wanted to include the large amount of text that was previously
> posted to the list as a reference

<... relevant verbiage snipped ...>

There are better ways of doing that, particularly on a list whose motto
is "an experiment in MUA-based list moderation".  

Mozilla's mailreader *does* thread, no?


Karsten M. Self <karsten@linuxmafia.com>        http://linuxmafia.com/~karsten
    Ceterum censeo, Caldera delenda est.  Oh, hell, need a new sig.
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