Acceptable format for posts to this list

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Thu Jul 7 00:13:45 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2011-07-06 at 16:05 +0200, Gilles Gravier wrote: 
> Hi!
> On 06/07/2011 15:50, Kevin O'Gorman wrote:
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 3:24 AM, Liam Proven <lproven at
> > <mailto:lproven at>> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >     Email *should* be plain text, everywhere, at all times.
> >
> >  
> > What a pile of opinionated poop.  Lots of quite sane people exchange
> > personal emails top-posted.  It's their preference and their
> > conversation.  As I see it, it's improper for you to express an
> > opinion about their correspondences (of course, have the opinion if
> > you like, but don't broadcast it as a commandment).
> >
> Agreed. Just as QUITE A LOT of business people driving a lot of money
> and value around this planet exchange HTML formatted e-mail because it
> lets them express much better the messages they are conveying thus to
> their customers or providers.
> I suggest all people that want to force the world back to 1980s text
> only e-mail rather shift to telex... probably more suited to their needs.
> Seriously, though, there is a need for each formatting. Text is nice
> because it's low bandwidth, and can be read by antediluvian (look that
> word up in a dictionary if you need, it implies "before 1980") reader.
> But when it comes to capability to express more complex business
> situations... rich text is unbeatable... and since I don't like sending
> .DOC files (or .ODT) for that matter, if I can avoid it. HTML is the way
> to go when you need the capability to send complex business messages.
> The world ain't black and white. So don't try to paint it that way.

Pink unicorns with sparklies somehow doesn't fit in this venue. I don't
need html to send "Sell! Sell! Sell!" <grins> Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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