OT: abuse of the '@' sign

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com
Mon Dec 30 12:08:44 UTC 2013

On Mon, 2013-12-30 at 04:40 -0500, Christian Campbell wrote:
> +1
> (Sorry -- couldn't resist.)

You sent "+1", but you are top-posting. Congratulations!

I hope the @-sign will not become a flame war. It's ridiculous.

Is it possible to close this thread?


JFTR the "@Name" is often used on Linux mailing lists, by users who
don't have accounts at social networks, who don't top-post, who send
mails in plain text, who don't break threads, who use sane line
wrapping, who ask smart questions and are helpful to others.

It's the very first time that I read the "@Name" is offending style and

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