Top posting in response to a top post is etiquette. Gloating over the
fact that fellow human being is put-off by your behavior is not. Top
posting because your email software is incapable of doing otherwise is
somewhat like being a child with 'special needs'. The rest of us
should be grown up enough to accept you as you are.
Personally, I would like not to impose on the good nature of others,
except of course to avoid embarrassing a person with 'special needs.'
One absolute rule of modern etiquette, as I understand it, is that one
NEVER enquire as to whether one's interlocutor is a person with
On 2009-03-06_18:14:35, Glenn English wrote:
> And it's next to impossible not to with the lame email client on this
> Glenn English
> On Mar 6, 2009, at 6:01 PM, Paul E Condon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> On 2009-03-07_00:39:18, Terence wrote:
>>>>> Date: Fri Mar ?6 11:06:29 2009
>>>>> From: Joe McDonagh
>>>>> To: email@example.com
>>>>>> Hey Steve, I love that just by typing up here above e-mails I can
>>>>>> make smug users like you go postal. I feel powerful.
>>> If being the sort of irritating sad little tit you apparently are
>>> makes you feel powerful, go for it.
>>> As Wendall said "Top-posting inconveniences almost everyone" but you
>>> obviously have nothing else in your life to offer the same sort of
>> There is a big world out there beyond the confines of the Debian
>> lists. There is a lot of top posting out there. It must be easy for
>> twits to come to believe that top posting is always, and everywhere,
>> OK. And that people who object are fair game for intimidation. and
>> ridicule, but --- here on Debian lists is a special place. Here is a
>> place for people who are above the common herd. And. no, this is not
Paul E Condon