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Subject: RE: HTML - was RE: Flashed RB still having charging issues..
From: Fred Maxwell (rockbox_at_anti-spam.org)
Date: 2003-10-21


David,

I was not the one who got "indignant." In fact, I came to another list
member's defense when I wrote in my first e-mail on the subject: "Coming to
Paul's defense here, I can easily understand how an HTML message could slip
through." Pardon the f*** out of me for asking people to not jump all over
some guy for making an honest mistake.

Also, quit trying to pass of your fiction as my words. You claim that I
said a policy should be changed. That's a bald-faced lie. What was the
"policy", where was it documented, and what change was I saying should be
made?

Regards,
  Fred Maxwell

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> [mailto:owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se] On Behalf Of David McIntyre
> Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2003 3:27 PM
> To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> Subject: Re: HTML - was RE: Flashed RB still having charging issues..
>
>
> It's easier to mention it every now and then and ask people
> to police themselves. Most of the time, people will try to be
> considerate to the list policies and do what it takes to
> accomodate the list admin's wishes. Only rarely does someone
> get indignant about how the community of 450+ people should
> conform to their wish and change the overall policy, or even
> recommend installing software that will undo what they could
> do with the flip of a software switch.
>
> On Tue, Oct 21, 2003 at 02:20:48PM -0400, Fred Maxwell wrote:
> > Linus wrote:
> >
> > > No, I think it's silly of people to expect that all
> recipients on a
> > > mailing list are using email clients capable of displaying HTML.
> >
> > Which people expect that? Give me some names. I know that I don't
> > expect it. But I also know that I've slipped up in the
> past and sent
> > HTML to listserver a handful of times. So will others.
> >
> > If you recognize that people won't all be able to display HTML, why
> > doesn't the listserver strip out the HTML (using something like
> > stripmime.pl) and turn the e-mails into plaintext before
> broadcasting
> > them? Or, if it's that important to avoid HTML, bounce the
> messages.
> >
> > It's completely unrealistic to expect over 450 individual
> members of a
> > mailing list to remember, and adhere to, a no-HTML rule
> each and every
> > time that they post. You can demand it. You can put it
> into writing.
> > You can publish it in FAQs. And people will still
> occasionally send
> > HTML anyway. And then others will reply to bitch about it.
> >
> > So it can be fixed at the listserver or we can go through
> this again
> > and again.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Fred Maxwell
> >
>
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