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Re: Posting in the tiniest print possible
On 5/22/05, Scott M2 <email@example.com> wrote:
> This was an excellent summary on plain-text vs html.
> Could something like this be automatically sent to
> new subscribers?
> Scott M2
Its on the list information page:
Are there posting guidelines for the Looper's Delight Mailing list?
Please set your mail program to use plain text when posting to
Looper's Delight. Posts formatted in HTML or rich text are annoying on
mailing lists, since not everybody can see those. They also use up
many times more bandwidth and disk space than plain text emails.
Do not attach any files to your posts, as most people don't like
getting file attachments from lists. This also includes those inane
vcard things, background image graphics, audio files, etc. None of
this junk is necessary for conveying your message anyway.
When replying to another list post, please try to edit judiciously the
previous poster's message that you are replying to. Don't leave the
entire thing on there, as that is a waste of bandwidth, disk space,
and time for everybody on the list. Please use a reply style that
clearly shows which is your new text and which is the old text you are
replying to. The traditional method of placing a > in front of
previous text is perfect for this, and most email programs have a
setting to do this automatically. Also, replies are set to
automatically go back to the list, so please check the address if you
want to reply to somebody privately.