On 2007-11-25 19:01, Chad Perrin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > On Sun, Nov 25, 2007 at 06:56:15PM -0700, Chad Perrin wrote: > > > > I think it's kind of a chicken-and-egg problem: we don't really know for > > sure whether TOFU posting spurred much of the rise of illiteracy or > > the increase of relative illiteracy on the Internet led to an increase in > > TOFU posting. Which came first? > > I forgot to include the footnote about TOFU in the preceding message. It > would have looked something like this: > > : TOFU = Text Over, Fullquote Under; the most common format of top > posted replies
The footnote was easy to understand after a quick Wikipedia search: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top-posting#Top-posting Quoting the text (so list members don't have to actually repeat the search): Some maintain that top-posting is _never_ appropriate, and refer to it jokingly as the "TOFU" method (from the German "text oben, fullquote unten", sometimes translated "text over, fullquote under") [...] Nice one. I had not heard of "TOFU posting" before :) _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"