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RE: Please Format Your Posts

  • From: Charles Sprickman
  • Date: Sun May 14 13:08:05 2000

On Sun, 14 May 2000, Roeland Meyer (E-mail) wrote:

> 1) some of us use mailers that won't let us change that easily.
> 2) but, then those same mailers expect to be talking to updated 
> mailers on the other end.

There are plenty of updated mailers that run in a term session...
 
> Come ON guys! Use Netscape, under an X session. Do I have to stay 
> stuck in PINE just because of a few old troglodytes? I already have HTML
> and RTF turned off.

Yes!  I don't know anyone that can blow through mailing list chaff quickly
in any of the GUI-fied mailers.  I like to read/compose mail without ever
taking my hands off the keyboard...  I don't want my mailboxes spread over
16 machines for the next person to peek at, and we don't run an IMAP
MTA yet...  You know, I can even click on web links in my crunchy old
mailer?  I don't even have to see the ads (hello lynx!).  If I so desired,
I could have Netscape fire up for this purpose as well.

> As soon as I find the wrap switch, I'll hit it.

Edit->Prefs->mail&news->messages->"wrap outgoing, plain text messages at X
chars"

Not to start a religious war, but I really must say every GUI MUA I've
ever touched is bloated, clunky, non-intuitive, slow, and mouse-click
heavy. :)

Charles

> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-nanog@merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog@merit.edu]On Behalf Of
> > David Lesher
> > Sent: Sunday, May 14, 2000 5:46 AM
> > To: smd@clock.org
> > Cc: nanog@merit.edu
> > Subject: Re: Please Format Your Posts
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Unnamed Administration sources reported that smd@clock.org said:
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > Or is it a lost cause to expect people to be concerned about
> > > the number of characters on a line, when they are arguing
> > > that we shouldn't worry about the number of globally-known
> > > routing prefixes?
> > 
> > I would hope not, but....
> > 
> > One alternative is to regard unwrapped lines, HTML, 20 line sigs,
> > and ms-tref as scoring; they help you evaluate the poster, as
> > well as her/his post.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > -- 
> > A host is a host from coast to coast.................wb8foz@nrk.com
> > & no one will talk to a host that's close........[v].(301) 56-LINUX
> > Unless the host (that isn't close).........................pob 1433
> > is busy, hung or dead....................................20915-1433
> 
> 






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