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From Stefan Bodewig <bode...@apache.org>
Subject Re: New nag mail intro text
Date Fri, 27 Feb 2004 11:07:55 GMT
On Thu, 26 Feb 2004, Adam R. B. Jack <ajack@trysybase.com> wrote:

> I went to go do it, but decided that (for me) I preferred the 'human
> looking' paragraph (rather than lines).

I don't think I understand this.  The nag mail sent to dev@ant last
night contains a line

This is an automated request, but not an unsolicited one. For help understanding the request
please visit http://jakarta.apache.org/gump/nagged.html, and/or contact gump@jakarta.apache.org.

A single line.  I ask to make it

This is an automated request, but not an unsolicited one. For help
understanding the request please visit
http://jakarta.apache.org/gump/nagged.html, and/or contact
gump@jakarta.apache.org.

which is a paragraph, isn't it?

> Also, perhaps oddly, mine doesn't appear to be wrapped when I read
> it in e-mail. Maybe some mail servers/clients don't wrap these days,
> even though Gump sends plain text (not HTML/RTF or anything fancy).

Mail servers shouldn't ever wrap anything.  And no client I use would
dare to wrap lines for me.  8-)

Not quite true, I had the "pleasure" to use Lotus Notes in a former
job and it was configured to do just that, it made Usenet style
quoting completely useless.

No line longer than 72 columns (if possible) is kind of "standard".

Cheers

        Stefan

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