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Re: NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 15 April 2009 NYLUG: Jon Stanley on Rolling You


From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 15 April 2009 NYLUG: Jon Stanley on Rolling Your Own Linux With Fedora
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 13:51:47 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: tin/1.6.2-20030910 ("Pabbay") (UNIX) (FreeBSD/4.11-RELEASE (i386))

In gnu.misc.discuss Doctor Smith <address@hidden> wrote:

> One last thing, when are you guys going to format these messages so that
> they are easily readable by humans?

> They look like they came out of some listsever ciraca 1975.

I find them perfectly readable - they have an optimal line width of ~70
characters, there's a single line gap between paragraphs, and they aren't
right justified, hence giving the eye something to grip onto.  This has
been standard Usenet formatting since there was Usenet.

It could be you're using inappropriate software to read it with - you
should configure your software to display posts in an easily readable
fashion (whatever that means for you), and if you can't do this, start
using some decent software with which you can.  What are you using, by
the way?

-- 
Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).



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