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Re: Phishing and BGP Blackholing
On Wed, 3 Jan 2007, Rich Kulawiec wrote:
I'm as much of a netiquette-fiend as almost anyone i've ever met, but I do feel that there is a tendency to spend far too much time complaining about perceived rudeness and not enough time with focus on the point behind the message.
No matter how hard you try, top-posting is here to stay. MS Outlook has seen to that. So instead of taking the extreme approach (top posting = bad) I favour a compromise approach (inconsistent posting = bad; multiple responses to multiple individual points from a single email in a top post = bad) - which I like to think is more driven by commonsense than the need to exert ones old-school-ness on the rest of the populace. I can't be the only one...
I don't like disclaimers either. Theres a reason I use a privately managed mail system for contributing ot mailing lists, and not my corporate address (which, yes, gets a multiline legal disclaimer added to every post that leaves...)
But there are worse offenses. HTML emails - every author has a choice there, so that ones unforgivable IMHO. Top-Posting and Legalese Addendums to messages are both things that an end-user in a COE corporate environment has little control over.