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From: Steve M. Robbins (steven.robbins_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-03-27 09:44:00

On Wed, Mar 27, 2002 at 09:29:35AM -0000, Emily Winch wrote:
> Vladimir Prus wrote:
> > Chuck Allison wrote:
> > > You (and I) just top-posted :-).
> >
> > I don't think so :-) You message does not look like top-posted in my
> > mailer, and in mailman's web interface.
> I think there is confusion going on here between top-posting, as in
> writing your message above the quoted previous message like this
> "
> I think so too
> > Hubble Bubble
> "
> and top-posting, as in writing a new message instead of a reply, so that
> threaded archives don't place the reply under the original in their list.

Ah. It would have been less confusing if people had said what they
meant rather than make up a new phrase. At least, I'd never heard of
"top-posting" before. Is that common in some community?


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by Airplane to the Rocket,
by Taxi to the Airport,
by Frontdoor to the Taxi,
by throwing back the blanket and laying down the legs ...
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