Mail Archives: djgpp/2017/10/05/18:45:12
On Thu, 05 Oct 2017 10:48:08 -0400
DJ Delorie <dj AT delorie DOT com> wrote:
> Rod Pemberton <EmailNullFile AT voenflacbe DOT cpm> writes:
> > This is not a Google Group. We bottom post on Usenet, as it's
> > difficult to follow longer posts when top posted.
> This is not a dictatorship. We don't tell people how to compose
Bottom posting is standard Usenet etiquette.
Please don't attempt to tell any further lies by claiming that it's not,
as you know full well that bottom posting to Usenet was standardized:
RFC 1855 "Netiquette Guidelines"
"If you are sending a reply to a message or a posting be sure you
summarize the original at the top of the message, or include just
enough text of the original to give a context. This will make sure
readers understand when they start to read your response. Since
NetNews, especially, is proliferated by distributing the postings from
one host to another, it is possible to see a response to a message
before seeing the original. Giving context helps everyone. But do not
include the entire original!"
If you're upset over excessive use of force by police, leave your
basketball court or football field, go down to your police station and
picket. You can do that peacefully any day of the week without
disrespecting the American flag.
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