Tue Apr 5 11:57:38 NZST 2005
Hi Greig. I wasn't intending to debate the issue or be contrary, and as
I said, I'm happy to send in plaintext. I was just rather curious as to
why it was such an issue for people given the age and ubiquitousness of
Greig McGill wrote:
> Michael Honeyfield wrote:
> > Not only is there the plain vs html text emails, there is also the
> way in which you post. NZOSS tries to use a post at the bottom of each
> email, making the thread logical to read, snipping where needed if the
> thread becomes too long.
>> This is probmatic for those that use Outlook, for example, since
>> outlook will post to the top of the email..
>> I have a link to mailing list etiquette, but cant find it atm.
> Oh no, don't start the top vs bottom posts flame war!
> *runs for the hills*. ;)
> To address Bnonn (nhrn): Plain text is not just "old skool". It's the
> only way you can be sure that what you send is what other people read.
> People spend ages making their emails look "pretty", and are horribly
> dismayed when you show them screenshots of their mangled mail being read
> in different mail clients. I know, I did this to prove a point! :)
> Text only please. It's not really up for debate. I'm willing to
> overlook "my mailer is a bit screwed, please don't shoot me" (I have to,
> mine just was!), but it's well established that you just don't do that
> when posting to lists. We don't mind if you're not pretty with us,
> Bnonn. ;)
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