Re: PUMP AND DUMP ANTI SPAM - GET A FEW LAUGHS OUT OF THIS!
MikeE at ster.invalid
Tue Jul 27 06:10:42 EDT 2004
> I did read all of your responses and took them all on board.
But, you are still posting in html
> mime type text/html (or is there some other reason for you
> Did I make you laugh, or was this a case of not so much slapstick as
You are still posting in html, I guess to make a point that you can do
that if you want. But it isn't appropriate for various reasons.
The discussions in this thread concern conforming to newsgroup
guidelines or netiquette. The issue of not posting spam anywhere but
the newsgroup .spam came up in another thread when you posted a spam
back in June. That is a 'local' spamcop guideline.
The /general/ newsgroup guidelines of avoiding 'prolonged' capslock and
no html are explained in many different pointers for newsgroup newbies
in various places which also instruct how to turn off html for newsgroup
posting. Your newsreaaer is OE and you turn off html at Tools/ Options/
Send tab/ News sending format section -check plaintext.
The points which are being emphasiszed here under your second capslocked
subject thread besides capslock are that:
- you should post to newsgroups in plaintext, not html
- when posting spam, it should be posted in the newsgroup spamcop.spam
- if it is necessary to post something 'unusual' - such as a graphic or
html - good sense should tell you to not post something which is not
plaintext into a plaintext newsgroup. It is more forgivable to use the
.spam newsgroup for such an item in these newsgroups, and point to the
non-plaintext item there with one in plaintext here.
Your explanation of why it was necessary to construct an html message to
make your point or joke about the initial post in this thread doesn't
make the argument against those points. Your insistence on continuing
to use html doesn't either.
kibitzer, not SC admin
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