Benjamin F. Klahn KSC writes: >Look, this is a stupid argument, I'm done. I'm not going to change the >way I converse with hundreds of other groups and individuals for one >confused guy on a mailing list somewhere. Then leave. Or ignore us and just be slightly rude, but don't waste time arguing about it or claim you're not violating our protocol. This isn't about "one confused guy on a a mailing list somewhere". "Usenet style" is the standard for this list (and most other conversational mailing lists, and Usenet, and, historically, the standard conversational style for Internet email prior to the commercial services like AOL jumping into the pool). You don't pick up food at a fancy meal with your hands; you don't use conversation peppered with four letter words at a literary salon, and you don't use top posting on a list whose conversational style is threaded and quoted. It's rude. -- Joshua Kronengold (mneme@xxxxxx) "Release the tera- |\ _,,,--,,_ ,) --^--port patents...and drop everything into the public /,`.-'`' -, ;-;;' /\\domain. OPEN SOURCE." "It's so scary when you say |,4- ) )-,_ ) /\ /-\\\it like that" -- Howard Taylor (Schlock Mercenary) '---''(_/--' (_/-'