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[Pan-users] GNKSA-ish feature suggestion -- RFC 1855 compliant warning o

From: Duncan
Subject: [Pan-users] GNKSA-ish feature suggestion -- RFC 1855 compliant warning on long posts
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2003 07:13:24 -0700
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I was recently re-reading RFC 1855, Netiquette Guidelines, and came across the 

The introduction to Section 3. covering 1-2-many communication including 
NetNews says in part, "Any time you engage in One-to-Many communications, all 
the rules for  mail should also apply."  Certainly, the format of news and 
mail are very similar, and based on the same original Internet Message Format 
RFCs, and a news message is very similar to a mail message, except with the 
opportunity to offend more people (paraphrasing from the intro).

The section on mail, 2.2.1, includes the following


It's [] good practice to include the word "Long" in the  subject header so the 
recipient knows the message will take time  to read and respond to. Over 100 
lines is considered "long".


Therefore, I propose a warning similar to the one used for lines longer than 
80 characters, suggesting that "(long)" be added to the subject line if an 
article is longer than 100 lines. and it isn't already there, of course, with 
the same post anyway and cancel options.

I decided to post this here b4 bugzilla-izing the request, to see what others 
thought.  Obviously, I think the idea warrants consideration, at least.  I'd 
appreciate the automated warning at 100 lines, so I don't have to count them 
or remember to think about it anyway, with each longer post.

Duncan - List replies preferred.
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little
temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Benjamin Franklin

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