Jargons of Info Tech industry

marduk usenet at marduk.letterboxes.org
Wed Oct 5 01:18:38 CEST 2005


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On Tue, 2005-10-04 at 17:14 +0000, Roedy Green wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Aug 2005 08:32:09 -0500, l v <lv at aol.com> wrote or quoted :
> 
> >I think e-mail should be text only. 
> 
> I disagree.  Your problem  is spam, not HTML. Spam is associated with
> HTML and people have in Pavlovian fashion come to hate HTML.
> 
> But HTML is not the problem! 

And guns don't kill people: people kill people!

Seriously though, plain-text is just plain [n]etiquette (for most
newsgroups/mailing lists (at least the technical ones)).  Follow the
rules and avoid becoming a social outcast.  If your particular forum
allows/encourages HTML then <tag> away!  

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simulcast in Spanish or HD )




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