Re: ... why top-posting should be avoided... (was Re: Broken mail readers (was Re: Properly wiping a hard drive ?))

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  On 10/10/2010 06:11 PM, Todd Zullinger wrote:
> James McKenzie wrote:
>> On 10/10/10 1:42 PM, Sam Sharpe wrote:
>>> Does it not send the list guidelines when you subscribe?
> [...]
>> No. But the link is at the bottom of every message sent out by the
>> list server.
> In fact, it does send the link to the guidelines in the welcome
> message:
>      Welcome to the [email protected] mailing list! To help
>      keep the list running smoothly, please take a moment to familiarize
>      yourself with the list guidelines at:
>      ...
> Not that it always helps.  Some people insist on conflating poor
> behavior with individual liberty or just plain ignorance.  Honestly,
> the best policy IMO is to gently remind folks not to top post (nor to
> neglect to trim what they quote once or trice.  After that, not
> responding is what I try to do
Not to belabor the point, but everytime someone nudges an
op not to top post, a whole chain of posts follows that really
muddies the whole picture. There are plenty of people on this
list who seem adamant that top posting is the natural way to go :)

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