[Tutor] Python Lists--A Suggestion

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Tue Apr 7 22:59:25 CEST 2009

"Wayne Watson" <sierra_mtnview at sbcglobal.net> wrote

>  I offered in that thread that it might be useful to allow people to 
> post images and videos. They can sometimes be very useful 
> .... One response was that such sites are generally available. 

Indeed and posting big images or any size video in a mailing list 
would be very antisocial for a variety of reasons. But a consistent 
place to post might be useful since an archive might even develop.
pastebin seems to be becoming a standard place to post long 
code segments, maybe something similar would be useful? 
Or is UTube good enuff?

> As an aside, I would suggest that the mail lists come to some 
> common ground. In the last few weeks, ...
> html code without much ado. In the PIL list, such a post will 
> immediately go to the moderator as suspicious. 

I guess it depends on how paranoid you are. HTML mails can 
be insecure and so many moderators restrict them. I know one 
list that bans them outright with an autom,ated (rather rude 
response) about posting insecure mails - It is an internet 
security forum though so that might be why! :-)

> What does work is posting as text.  

I have all my email clients set to force everything to plain text 
regardless of how it arrives, and I try to post as text too, but some 
tools seem to make that difficult to achieve...

ASCII email is how God intended it to be IMHO  
If it can't be done with ASCII art its not worth doing...:-)

Alan G.

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