Alejandro Imass aimass at yabarana.com
Wed Aug 15 19:25:11 UTC 2018

On Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 3:00 PM, Dave Hayes <dave at jetcafe.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:30:22 -0400
> Alejandro Imass <aimass at yabarana.com> wrote:
>> Nobody is religious about top posting anymore
> This is not true at all. A fair number of older sysadm ... er IT people
> are quite religious about this practice. Perhaps the lack of
> observable religion in your case stems from the idea that older people
> tend to refrain from witnessing their religion more often than younger
> ones?

No. I am an older sysadmin as well and just tired of going against the
tide for religious customs that are mostly tied to past technological


>> get over it it's almost 2020
> Your implied assertion that "newer is always better" is a fallacy.

That is not my implied assertion.
What I am saying is that you cannot force the whole world to follow
some dogmatic practice when the rest of the world is moving in another
direction. Unless of course, you want to retire being a grumpy old
timer that no one listens to.

> You'll also note that I try to address my comments to the phrase you
> typed that is relevant. This is the real benefit to quoting someone
> else: making sure your replies are in context.

Contextual answer is mostly useful on a technical or long discussion.
For a quick general response, a top post is actually clearer. Anyway,
this is not the first and certainly not the last holy war on mailing
list nettiquete.

My point is that these dogmatic norms need serious revision and
adaptation to new trends in technology.

People using smartphones and tablets generally don't have the luxury
of neither bottom posting nor contextual answering, so what? we should
stick to antiquated practices and ignore the vast majority of newer
users on these devices? Really? good luck with that.

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