[BangPypers] Mailing list etiquette
anandology at gmail.com
Mon Aug 4 16:43:11 CEST 2014
On Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 2:23 PM, Noufal Ibrahim KV <noufal at nibrahim.net.in>
> On Mon, Aug 04 2014, Jeffrey Jose wrote:
> > I agree with almost all of it, except for these 2.
> > 1. No HTML emails
> I don't like HTML emails because usual textual matter doesn't need
> it. It simply bloats things and if the renderer your client is using
> doesn't have some feature that the sender uses, it'll appear broken.
I agree. We don't need HTML emails.
> 2. No attachments.
> This makes sense for a list because, as I understand it, the list server
> has to send a copy of the attachment to everyone on the list. It's an
> avoidable expense. A lot simpler to send a link to something on dropbox
> or somewhere.
Not only that, it is a pain to download something and open it in some
application just to know what is inside. It is a lot better to send a link
instead of sending attachments.
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