At 10:47 AM 18/02/02 -0800, Chuq Von Rospach wrote:
On 2/18/02 10:37 AM, "Jay R. Ashworth" email@example.com wrote:
You'll have to forgive me, but this sort of 'too-clever by all' solution gives me hives.
And you have to be wary of solutions that make it tough for the naïve/novice net user to figure out what needs to be done. Those of us who geek tend to forget those that don't. And Mailman can't create systems non-geeks can't figure out, even if your preferred audience is geeks.
I don't know... I think rendering email addresses into pictures (say .png instead of .gif, but to A. User it makes no difference as long as it's read by the browser) is hardly something the average user can't understand. When you phone up tech support and they tell you to go to a web page, it's not like the spoken link is clickable. I'd say most people are quite capable of reading something and typing it out manually if clicking it doesn't work, otherwise there'd be no success in printing addresses in print ads, on T-shirts, etc. and I know I've seen plenty of lower-tech users type in urls from magazines. Sure, it's a hoop to jump through, but I wouldn't say that it's out of reach for anyone but geeks!