[TAG] (forw) Re: Someone needs help in SF
thomas at edulinux.homeunix.org
Wed Nov 2 10:55:50 MSK 2005
On Tue, Nov 01, 2005 at 11:50:59PM -0800, Bruce Ferrell wrote:
> Is THAT arguement still going on? It was hotly debated... Jeez, I was
> on mailing lists in '87, I think it was, and it was going on then...
> Nearly 20 years later? Never been resolved to my knowledge.
> and before someone says it's due to "whatever" express... Bloody well
> nearly every mail client starts a reply at the top. I *think* mail
> doesn't but elm sure does as well as netscape :)
It's not the mail client that's at fault here, but the editor. Of
course, it's not even the editor's fault, when all it takes is for one
person to position the cursor elsewhere. Hardly difficult.
> I haven't used mail in a long time
So I see. :) I'm not on the bandwagon because I want to reiterate the
entire polemic -- I have a number of scripts that process the emails
sent to TAG before publication. As you'd expect, top-posting breaks any
sort of context.
You'll remember not to top-post again, though. :) I have a nasty habit
of deleting those emails that are. :)
-- Thomas Adam
"Try not to want people to like you too much, you'll just need more and
more flatteries to recharge your batteries." -- Jeffrey Lewis.
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