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Re: [OT] messages with HTML content (was: rampant offtopic and offensive posts to debian-user)

On Sun, May 20, 2007 at 09:49:14 -0400, Gregory Seidman wrote:
> On Sun, May 20, 2007 at 02:15:53PM +0200, Florian Kulzer wrote:
> > On Sat, May 19, 2007 at 19:57:49 -0400, Patrick Wiseman wrote:
> > 
> > [...]
> > 
> > > That said, there do seem to be a fair number of self-indulgent,
> > > self-important, opinionated pundits using this list for their own,
> > > irrelevant proselytizing of one view or another.  But I only know that
> > > because, on occasion, sort of like looking at a car wreck, I find myself
> > > opening one of those OT posts.  If you open one by accident, delete and 
> > > move
> > > on.  Or so I advise (knowing there are deaf ears out there).
> > 
> > Maybe you should learn to follow clearly stated list policies such as
> > "Never send your messages in HTML; use plain text instead." before you
> > make judgement calls about the contributions of others.
> Actually, his message was a properly configured multipart/alternative
> message. I'm set up to prefer text/plain over text/html when viewing
> multipart/alternative, so I wasn't even aware that it contained an HTML
> version until I went back to check. I don't think you have any basis for
> complaint on this one.

I was well aware of the exact nature of his message; that is why I
changed the subject to "messages with HTML content" and not simply to
"HTML messages".  In my understanding of the English language the words
"never" and "instead" in the mailing list guidelines rule out messages
with an HTML part just as much as they rule out HTML-only ones.

Regards,            | http://users.icfo.es/Florian.Kulzer
          Florian   |

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