[Asterisk-Users] Asterisk-Users List Etiquette

Steven Critchfield critch at basesys.com
Tue Jun 15 08:10:12 MST 2004

On Tue, 2004-06-15 at 08:35, Rich Adamson wrote:
> Isn't it odd as hell the same people that complain about html are also
> some of the same people that use "special" mail readers to emulate news
> readers? Both seem to want to influence the 8,000 list members their
> tools are the only one's in existence and we better all format our
> list postings to make their tool happy. NOT!
> Guess my 1996 reader must be a little odd; it handles top & bottom postings
> along with html without complaining a bit.

Most all mail readers these days support HTML email. The difference
though is when one uses a mail reader that renders the HTML and the HTML
is written by someone who has no clue how the readers machine is set up.
I use Evolution for my mail reading when on a machine with a SMTP
gateway, I use mutt elsewise. When using Evolution, I can get through my
mail faster, but if a person chooses a blue font, it is difficult to
read and therefore not worth my time to tell evolution to convert to
plain text to fix the users gaff. 

Also, when someone chooses what font and size I should be reading mail
in, is just as bad since most Microcrap clients choose to shrink the
size about 2 sizes smaller than my normal which is set at the smallest I
can read at a decent speed. Since I stare at code all day, this is
fairly small so I can see as much of the code at once as possible. 

> > Steven Critchfield [critch at basesys.com] wrote:
> > > You forgot to add in how awful it is when people  post using HTML and
> > > then override font sizes or assume blue is an appropriate font color for
> > > their message. 
> > > 
> > > While I know some people don't like it when I turn my attention to them,
> > > if it takes me even one more button press to be able to read your mail,
> > > it isn't likely to be interesting to me to even bother helping you with
> > > your problem. 
> > > 
> > > Since the majority of unix users understand how each of us tweak our
> > > environment to be the most productive for us, we don't like it when you
> > > take liberties with our settings.
> > > 
> > He also forgot to mention how awful it is when people lazily top-post
> > instead of taking the time to format their followups correctly.
> > This is especially true when trying to follow a thread found in the
> > archives.
> > 
> > I fully agree with your anti-HTML comments, by the way.
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