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From "Artigas, Ricardo Y." <...@easycall.net.ph>
Subject RE: VOTE: HTML in Messages and politeness (Was: Re: jdbc odbc bri dge on linux)
Date Mon, 30 Jul 2001 02:19:06 GMT
yes!

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Pier P. Fumagalli [SMTP:pier@betaversion.org]
> Sent:	Sunday, July 29, 2001 10:42 PM
> To:	tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject:	VOTE: HTML in Messages and politeness (Was: Re: jdbc odbc
> bridge on linux)
> 
> Emir Alikadic (ADNOC IS&T) at ealikadic@adnoc.com wrote:
> > 
> > What is rude was his posting on the list in format other than plain
> text.
> > Read the list's FAQ if you don't understand.
> 
> I believe _I_ wrote that list FAQ.
> 
> > The number of fancy-formatted messages is on the rise and if we don't
> nip
> > this in the bud, we may find ourselves in a position where folks who
> don't
> > use the latest version of $MAILCLIENT are unable to read the messages.
> I
> > myself use MS Outlook 2000 but I have no right to assume what the others
> are
> > using.  Hence the warning in the FAQ.
> > 
> > This is not my first post on this topic and I'm afraid it won't be the
> last.
> > I'm just trying to create awareness of the problem and I realise I
> sometimes
> > have to resort to not-so-nice means to draw the subscribers' attention
> to
> > it.  If I can convince one person not to use formatted messages on the
> list,
> > I'll be a happy man.
> 
> Awareness is created by asking KINDLY "Can you please not post
> HTML-formatted messages to the mailing list" more or less as you did on
> the
> 25th (even though I believe that the list of "offenders" is so
> ridiculous).
> 
> If you don't want to see HTML in messages, simply ask to get it removed by
> the mailing list owner (whops ME!), as we did on several others...
> 
> > I don't claim to be an all-knowing guru, but what I do know I will not
> share
> > with those who are arrogant enough not to respect the rules of the list
> > they're asking for help from.
> 
> Ok then, try to be a little bit more polite and respectful or just shut
> up.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> One thing I can ask to you guys is, do you want me to strip HTML out of
> your
> messages and reject emails only with HTML content type? Plenary vote open
> until 11:59 PM GMT of Monday 07/30/2001.
> 
> [ ] +1 -> Plain Text only. Strip HTML on the mailing list.
> [ ]  0 -> I don't give a damn shit.
> [ ] -1 -> You mad? I love HTML in messages and want to keep using it.
> 
> Thanks :)
> 
>     Pier

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