topposting (was: colourization in ls command)

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Tue Oct 12 05:41:06 PDT 2004

On 12 okt 2004, at 14:12, Andy Smith wrote:

> Off-list because this is likely to turn into a flame war...
> On Tue, Oct 12, 2004 at 02:06:19PM +0200, FreeBSD questions mailing 
> list wrote:
>>> Have a read of
>> it says you're old...
>> just joking :)
>> I find it quite irritating that i have to scroll down everytime I read
>> an email...
> In a properly-written email, useless quotes would be removed, so you
> wouldn't have to scroll down very far.

I can live with that.
Writing in between the questions like we do here is accepted as well?

>> Is top posting a policy on the FBSD list?
> Top posting is generally frowned-upon.  People who indulge in it are
> shown to be Microsoft Outlook users, because that is the default of
> Outlook.

Mac OSX's Mail does the same thing...

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