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Re: Top-posting (was: Barracuda Networks is at it again: Any Suggestions as to anAlternative? )
From: "Kevin Oberman" <oberman () es net>
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 08:21:00 -0700

From: "Michael Painter" <tvhawaii () shaka com>
Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2011 23:11:44 -1000

gord wrote:
I wonder if there's a filter for top-postings in list that have a
bottom-posting rule?
This thread is very operationally interesting to me but I've lost the
plot :(

http://www.nanog.org/mailinglist/listfaqs/generalfaq.php?qt=convent
refers.

PS: I know that some devices actually prevent bottom-posting by default.
Workarounds are possible and are evident in other recent posts to this
list.
Additionally, may I suggest you file a bug report with your vendors or
switch to a device that you can control properly :)


It makes the thread very hard to follow.
Why not?
Please don't top post!

I used to have this available for a 'signature', but, with a few exceptions, it seems to fall on blind eyes these 
days.<sigh>

I put nearly identical text in response to top-posted messages and, if
it was not too difficult, move the top-posted response to the end, before
my response.

Of late I have started to get responses from people (not even the person
who top-posted) saying that I should f*** off and that they would post
however they wanted. Very hostile and even threatening.

I even manage to bottom post from my iPod. With cut and paste, it's
really not hard, but I guess it's just beyond the capacities of some
and somehow offensive to others.

**Sigh**
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