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Re: text vs html posts on this list...



On Sat, 09 Oct 2004 14:23:59 -0700, Mike Noble <mgnoble cox net> wrote:
> 
> 
> Charles Swarts wrote:
> > On Sat, 09 Oct 2004 12:23:06 -0700, Mike Noble <mgnoble cox net> wrote:
> >
> >
> >>>If you look at the monthly mailing list stats (posted not too long
> >>>ago), you'll notice quite a few people still use text mode mail
> >>>readers. I think mutt is in the top 4. Personally I think it makes my
> >>>life easier to just deal with text. I don't care about fonts or
> >>>background colors or smileys or graphics. Just give me the facts.
> >>>
> >
> >
> >
> > The bottom line is that the culture here prefers plain text.  If you
> > are here asking for help, then you need to do every thing you can to
> > fit in and make it more desirable to answer your question.  If it
> > causes people extra work, then they will skip it and move onto the
> > next post in this high volume list.
> >
> 
> Charles,
> 
> The quote above was not mine.  :-)
> 
> I fully agree with what you say, if I get a message that is a bunch
> of html code (I display is plain text), it is not worth it to me
> to dig around in html code to see what the person is actually asking.
> I know a lot of people who have filters setup to actually trash the
> html message without even seeing it.
> 
> 
> 
> Mike
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I apologize for the messed up quote.  I got distracted and didn't pay
attention to what I was doing.   I should have attributed the quote to
Jeff Ratliff.


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