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Re: NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 15 April 2009 NYLUG: Jon Stanley on Rolling You
Re: NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 15 April 2009 NYLUG: Jon Stanley on Rolling Your Own Linux With Fedora
Thu, 16 Apr 2009 16:04:55 +0000 (UTC)
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In gnu.misc.discuss Doctor Smith <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Apr 2009 13:51:47 +0000 (UTC), Alan Mackenzie wrote:
>> 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?
> Typical Linux, blame the user, the reader etc.
> You *nix high priests have to get with the program.
Oh, I see, you want to hurl abuse at somebody. Well, fair enough!
> FWIW it doesn't matter what reader is used.
Really? Maybe it matters more who the reader is.
> It's the carp you insert at the start of these messages.
I didn't insert any goldfish whatsoever.
> Here it is copied right off Google:
> what="official announcement of Russ Nelson talk and OpenStreetMap party"
> note="The Courant Institute is associated with NYU, not Columbia
> info="for Thursday 16 April 2009 talk at Courant:
Oh, I see. Yeah, it isn't that brilliant, is it? It looks like the
input to some sort of scripting program which produces the announcement,
and it's left trash in the posting. I'll admit I didn't notice it first
time. But the message, as a whole, was readable.
You'd be doing everybody a favour if you sent an email to the author,
asking him to fix his script. A polite email, that is. I just wish he'd
stop spamming the newsgroup.
Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).