Chrome on Ubuntu: Install it now, show interest in promoting companies to write Linux software!

Steven Susbauer steven at
Wed Jun 10 01:31:12 UTC 2009

Brian wrote:
> I have a special message for e-mail newbies that complain about top posting:
> Stop spamming public mailing lists and learn how to write a script that
> fixes them. I will not cater to your eccentricities.
> Me, I've just written a filter that deletes all e-mails that mention the
> phrase top posting. Goodbye.

Email newbies (and eccentricities?) being those who follow long-standing
mailing list and newsgroup etiquette, for example RFC 1855?

Please read through

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 in e-mail?

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