Valeri Galtsev galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu
Wed Aug 15 19:41:43 UTC 2018

On 08/15/18 14:00, Dave Hayes 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.

Wow, that apparently disqualifies me from "older sysadmins". I do avoid 
top posting on mail lists (just respecting other people point of view 
that someone may be reading just this message). I do, however, have my 
reply to all other mail exchanges above everything, that is what the 
recipient needs to read when gets that message: what I am writing this time.


> 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?
> Neither methodology appears more "correct" to me. Top posting
> gets to the reply quicker, but bottom posting preserves the
> conversation flow in what is considered by some to be a logical manner.
> The real problem here is the religion of it, not the posting habits or
> preferences themselves.
>> get over it it's almost 2020
> Your implied assertion that "newer is always better" is a fallacy.
> 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.

Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247

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