Top-posting [Was: Installing with apt-get]

Christofer C. Bell christofer.c.bell at
Thu Jun 22 13:53:53 UTC 2006

On 6/21/06, Dion Le Blanc <dionleblanc at> wrote:
>   Or even had the brains to realise that they often defeated their own
> purpose. If you top post you are clearly saying,
> 1/ my post is more important than yours
> 2/ I want to speak over you
> 3/ Your post really doesn't matter

Actually, what they're most likely saying is, "I'm using Evolution,
Gmail, Outlook, or some other MUA that defaults to top posting."  In
the spirit of ubuntu, we should embrace these folks into the Linux
community and be as helpful as possible.  And I don't mean that
facetiously in the least.  That philosophy is a large part of what
attracted me to Ubuntu in the first place.


"I trust the Democrats to take away my money, which I can afford.  I
trust the Republicans to take away my freedom, which I cannot."

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