In an amazing action which brings back some hope to mailing lists, Hal Flynn bans top-posting from the focus-linux mailing list as a result of the responses from the list.

Another unexpected trend came out as a result of my question regarding trimming replies. A majority of all received replies also expressed a desire to eliminate top-posting from the list. Your voice has been heard, and this request will be integrated into the revised list moderation policy. I will be updating the list FAQs to add all of this information.

This gives hope for the future. Let’s hope that more list administrators will follow his lead.