I use Windows almost always, use M$ Office, and actually don't even
have Linux installed on my system.
I am by no measure a "Linux geek", and whatever geek I have in me is
certainly not the type that effects my preferences on these sort of
things, though I will admit that I tend to prefer notepad to wysiwyg
editors for html.
I don't know any programming languages save what QBasic I learned from
my grandpa when I was 4 or 5, and HTML if that can be considered a
Yet I still prefer plain text e-mails to HTML e-mails for most of the
reasons that have already been stated.
Anthere said that subscription is not mandatory, and that if you don't
want an e-mail you don't want to subscribe.
What about the people who DO want an e-mail, just not in HTML? Are we
going to exclude them just because we have such high standards?
Does anybody even realise that HTML e-mails display very differently
in different clients?
Or that many people have turned support for HTML e-mails off because
of 1-pixel images as described above and other malicious uses of HTML?
Why not offer an option?
Or even better, why not send people a plain-text e-mail with a LINK to
an actual website with the newsletter?
And I'm sorry, but "quarto" just sounds to me like an aborted attempt
at a cartoon villain. When I say it it sounds like "court-o" or
"cord-o". And really, I don't think it sounds nice. Why not just
"quarterly report" like the rest of the world does?
On 18/04/05, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Tony Sidaway wrote:
Gerard Meijssen said:
It is nice that text has a high geek factor, HTML
is for these purposes
Come again? What's geeky about sending information in a form that
*doesn't* need a complex parser to unmangle
It is considered to be geeky to have a commond line, it to be bare
bones. Quarto is about presenting us in the best possible way. Plain
text just does not cut it. Horses for courses and, presentation is king.
We do need a nice presentation and it coming from us, it will not have
micro dots. This is the stuff that we send to people who contribute
money to inform them how well we do, therefore it needs the glossy look.
It is not just for us who already know how we are doing/what we are doing.
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