Extending long threads
Sat Jul 10 04:54:00 GMT 2004
GARY VANSICKLE wrote:
>> As a person who regularly uses HTML style email and posting (much to
>> many peoples chargrin and complaints) I rarely "fester" them with
>> "all" sorts of colors and fonts. Other HTML emails and posts I
>> receive are also rarely "festered" with all sorts of colors and
>> fonts. Why? Because doing so takes time, knowledge and effort and
>> most people simply don't take the time, have the knowledge nor can be
>> bothered with the effort required. As such I don't think such an
>> argument holds much water. IOW I think if people of your opinion see
>> just one bolding they'll call it "festered with all sorts of colors
>> and fonts".
> There's three reasons people knee-jerk against HTML email:
> 1. It isn't ASCII
Sure it is! It is exactly ASCII. It just has tags and you just don't
like the tags that's all.
> (i.e. the "Back in my day a child would open up a gift and within
> seconds he'd either burst into flames or lose a limb! That's the way
> it was and we liked it!" Defense).
Not sure what this means nor how it's relevent.
> 2a. There isn't an email program alive which can do a "Reply" to an
> HTML email properly.
Define properly. Mine works just fine. Sorry you're having problems.
> 2b. ...especially those which support VT-100 terminals.
Get a new terminal!
> 3. The lines are longer than 80 characters ;-).
Sometimes. For example this line isn't! :-)
> I fall under category 2a, but my knee isn't jerking: If Outlook didn't
> absolutely s*ck *ss at "editing" HTML I wouldn't care.
You left off the most important reasons - it's not what you are
accustomed to and your reading software of choice is inept.
Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else.
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