top or bottom?

ronbutters at AOL.COM ronbutters at AOL.COM
Tue Mar 10 15:53:00 UTC 2009

So I should be rude to the unfortunate because of Jesse arbitrary prescriptivist elitist notion of what is "Right"? Has George Will taken over his moral compass as well as his taste in ties?
------Original Message------
From: Jesse Sheidlower
ReplyTo: ADS-L
Subject: Re: [ADS-L] top or bottom?
Sent: Mar 9, 2009 3:55 PM

On Mon, Mar 09, 2009 at 03:46:51PM -0400, Victor wrote:
> There is another reason why bottom-posting is "evil". Some email
> clients--both web-based and standalone--do not differentiate between
> nested messages or even strip the nesting code that might come from
> another email client.

The fact that there exist shoddy e-mail clients that silently
alter the content of messages hardly seems like a good reason
to condemn bottom-posting, which is Right.

Jesse Sheidlower

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