[Balug-talk] Linux Driver needed....

Jonathan Jefferies espadajefferies at netscape.net
Wed Nov 19 12:15:03 PST 2003

I have to disagree with Mr. Karsten's demand for bottom posting
only. As his first reference states:
"Inclusion practice is still evolving, and disputes over the ‘correct’
inclusion style occasionally lead to holy wars."
Personally I find each of the three methods useful at different
times, though I admit to hating having to search for new information
in many posts. If I find nothing new in the first few lines I often
just pitch it.

Still I do thank him for the three references. The one from Intel was
rather corporate goodie goodie b.s. but the one from mailformat.dan
was quite articulate. So I reserve the right to change my mind upon
mature reflection.

Jonathan Jefferies

kmself at ix.netcom.com wrote:
    : deleted material
> A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
> Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
> A: Top-posting.
> Q: What is the most annoying thing on usenet and in e-mail?
> For clarity and to support conversational discussion style, please use
> bottom-posting format:  your reply goes below the material cited.  Trim
> your quotes appropriately and ensure your attributions are accurate.  
> See: 
>     http://www.catb.org/~esr/jargon/html/email-style.html
>     http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc1855.html
>     http://mailformat.dan.info/quoting/top-posting.html
> ...and a specific example of this you've personally experienced would
> be...?
> Peace.

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