Shut down times

Amedee Van Gasse (Ubuntu) amedee-ubuntu at
Mon Mar 30 13:40:57 UTC 2009

On Mon, March 30, 2009 12:29, Johnny Rosenberg wrote:


>> (Even though Johnny posted with HTML and that
>> is to be avoided according to Ubuntu Mailing List Etiquette.)
> I am sorry, I didn't know that. I just write my email from the GMail
> website without doing anything special.
> Now I clicked "unformatted text". Is this better?
> The "unformatted text" link in GMail now changed to "RTF-format", so
> it seems like it isn't html after all, not according to GMail anyway...
> But again, I'm sorry, I didn't know that there was a non html policy
> on this list. I guess there is something that I should jave read but didn't
> closely enough.


No problem.

It may be interesting to know that in the technical community (this
mailing list is for tech support) plain text is usually preferred over
formatted text. In every technical mailing list that I have been
subscribed to in my (online) life, plain text was always the standard. I
think my first subscription to a mailing list was in 1995, in the good old
days of analog modems, when bandwidth mattered.

So when I subscribe to a new mailing list, I never bother to read the
Policy or Etiquette, I just assume that plain text will do. So far I have
never received complaints.


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