[CentOS] Re: Help me

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Mon Sep 1 16:05:16 UTC 2008


on 8-31-2008 9:05 PM russ at vshift.com spake the 
following:
> Top posting is when you put your reply on top of the original message, the way I'm doing.  Apparently some people prefer that for some reason which dates back to the days of newsgroups.  Some people also don't understand that not all clients support bottom posting.
> 
> Interestingly enough, we use top posting 99% of the time at work, even though it takes extra effort to do so in thunderbird.  We had a new employee that started with us, and used bottom posting on some of her replies, and most people thought that her replies were empty.  
> 
> Food for thought, I guess.  
> 
I follow the principle of "when in Rome, do as the Roman's do". Just because 
this list and others ask for bottom posting, you don't need to change your 
entire message world. It isn't that hard to remember where you are and what 
they ask, especially if you get *chastised*  a few times.

I say do as you want to do, but you will take the chance that the only 
response to your plea for help might be a public spanking. If that is OK for 
you, then take your chances. If you want to be sure you get help when you need 
it, then follow the rules of the list you are on.

We have freedom to do what we want, but others also have freedom to deal with 
it in whatever manner they see fit.

Freedom of speech also gives freedom to ignore it!

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