Top-posting (was: Barracuda Networks is at it again: Any Suggestions as to anAlternative? )

Jay Ashworth jra at
Mon Apr 11 19:11:15 UTC 2011

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kevin Oberman" <oberman at>

> Subject: Re: Top-posting 

> 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.

Standard threaded (IE: not top-posted) replies have been the standard for
technical mailing lists on the net since I first joined one.

In 1983.

Anyone who has a problem with it can, in short, go bugger off.  Really.

(And like you, Keith, because my current MUA, Zimbra, is moronic, I too
have to rethread myself by hand, quite a lot of the time.  And I do it,
because -- like you -- I believe in The Commons)

-- jra

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