_____/ On Fri 06 Jan 2006 04:23:37 GMT, [John Joseph Bachir] wrote : \_____
here's an idea. instead of having a discussion about top-posting
every few months, how about we put this link in the footer of the
mailing list (below the -----)
Maybe preceeded by "Avoid top-posting: "
Then members can explore the idea themselves and be automatically
converted one by one. Bwa ha ha (evil laughter).
I believe that a better solution would be to send a message periodically
to state some guidelines. This can be automated. It's very common among
newsgroups and in /large/ mailing lists it is often necessary and is less
distracting. It also adds little 'noise' to the archives.
The subject line is often engineered to grab the attention of newbies.
However, it often tends to be skipped, discarded or disregarded. It is ef-
fective, however, as group subscribers can point to it whenever 'etiquet-
te' is not honoured. There are scripts for achieving this, but I suspect
Mailman has the capability built in.