[Wikipedia-l] html emails
node.ue at gmail.com
Tue Apr 19 00:37:29 UTC 2005
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 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Tony Sidaway wrote:
> >Gerard Meijssen said:
> >>It is nice that text has a high geek factor, HTML is for these purposes
> >> superior.
> >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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