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Re: ATTN SELF-STYLED LIST POLICE (was RE: Mr. Day)



On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 22:29:20 +0800, John Summerfield
<debian herakles homelinux org> wrote:
> On Friday 10 December 2004 00:56, A. Rick Anderson wrote:
> 
> 
> > >>In other words 1%.  For the
> > >>sake of debate, let's assume that every response from a Red Hat employee
> > >>is worth 10 times that of every other responder on the list.
> > >>    
> > >
> > >How do you tustify that unscientific assumption? Stats please!
> >
> > I can't.  I was conceding the point simply to move beyond that argument
> > as a meaningful point of discussion.  If you don't concede the point,
> > then the argument that all email should be reduced to the text only mode
> > simply to support the 3/5 Red Hat employees who utilize Mutt or text
> 
> Please reread what I've said. I do not want email in HTML. I've given any
> number of reasons why _I_ don't want HTML email.
> 
> Some are security-related. Some relate to stealing my bandwidth. It takes time
> to download email and I'm processing a batch of 300+ right now,
> 
> The bottom line is _I_ do not want HTML email. I don't care that other email
> clients will render it or even that the one I use can.
> 
> A lot of other people have said they don't want HTML email either.
> 
> Quite a few have maintained that HTML email is quite alright, but I've not
> noticed that anyone actually thinks it's better than plain text.
> 
> I think you will find that the most experienced of the people on this list are
> counted amongst those who protest that they don't like HTML email.
> 
> If you want help, best comply with their preferences. I'm not alone in not
> helping people who do post in HTML, but I'm probably the only person who
> tells them why.
> 
> Probably, mutt can in fact render HTML - pine can, but that does not go to
> make HTML a good idea.
> 

Here is an idea.... create a new thread called "How to block HTML
emails".... and quit bitching about it......
-Alex



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