On Tuesday 30 September 2003 12:01, Nikhil bhaskaran wrote:
Next LUG meet: 11 Oct 2003 around 4 pm - VJTI Mech
After all a forum like this relies heavily on the
manners of the
its users . Allowing html doesn't mean you are inviting all sort
of junk into this forum , junk can be, if required , posted in text
form too .
You missed the point. Atleast 33% of your html mail will be junk -
presuming that the rest has information. While most members are well
behaved, it's clueless newbies who are problematic. Most never bother
to read the list guidelines and then take offence to reprimands. The
oldies who were newbies in the bad old days AFAIR never posted html.
Every newbie on this forum and every other person who is into
marketing like me , I am sure must have supported html mails.
Not at all. Would you drop a customer who does not support html?
Nobody seems to have dropped me. Most organisations who sell me stuff
whine a little but then send in plain text. And more important do
organisations whine if mails are not in html? not at all. So why add
to the noise with html.
this argument finds a friend in the dos/windows which
fight ?? when I started using computers , dos was around , and I
loved the o/s . I really did, more so because I had near mastery
over the software , then came in windows and it changed the way the
world of common users (not geeks) looked at computers , many people
cursed windows so much for the extra space it takes ( similar to
argument put here by some one about extra space that html mails
take ) and its crashes . Though dos was great since it hardly
crashed and hard so little requirements but a life without windows
cannot be imagined. ,I know this is a Linux forum but I am still a
newbie with Linux so bear the dos/windows example.
Ahh welcome to reality. It was availablity of "low cost" hardware that
changed the way people used computers. Windoze in it's various
abominations is what killed wide spread AND effecient use. Check out
the percentage of the earths population that uses computers - quite
insignificant. Even in advanced economies there is a wide digital
divide. and there is constant noise about low cost computing. Yet we
conitinue to grossly abuse and consume precious resources without a
thought. Wake up man.
again not swaying too much for the original argument ,
GROUP , be open to new things , never resist change , new
technologies come with their own set of problems , but then we work
our way around it and that's how technology moves ahead.
Thoughtless and brain dead use of technologies like html in emails is
what causes problems, and the techies have to spend resources
correcting the idiocity - in this case Philip (or somone else) will
spend time writing scripts to clear up other people's mess.
create barriers for new technology , Break the
barriers let html in
and if users don't use them responsibly , warn them once twice and
if found incorrigible ban them .
that is ok.
let both text and html co- exist !!