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

gord gordslater at ieee.org
Tue Apr 12 07:45:36 CDT 2011


On Tue, 2011-04-12 at 07:58 -0400, D'Arcy J.M. Cain wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Apr 2011 12:17:54 +0100
> gord <gordslater at ieee.org> wrote:
> > I wasn't pedantic or impolite enough to suggest that it was off-topic
> > here (which, technically, it is), simply saying that it was doing my
> 
> Actually, I don't think it is off-topic.  Meta-discussions about the
> list are considered on-topic for the list.  This is a discussion about
> whether the rules for the list should be changed and so is on-topic.
> 

I was referring to my initial post/comment that started all of this,
_that_ thread was technically off-topic when referring to software
methods, though that's largely irrelevant and I personally couldn't give
a hoot.

http://www.nanog.org/mailinglist/listfaqs/topicfaq.php?qt=offtopic&q=all

refers.

Now I sound like a bookthumper :)

What I was originally saying was "I'm confused - this is a bottom-post
list by the list convention, but top-posting is happening to my
detriment" 

Stepping back from it, I think I'll take a break from this for a weeks -
contact by phone/irc and [email protected] only please. If you don't have the
numbers, well, tough.

gord

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