Re: Help FIle Updated ver 2.61
On Wed, 18 Jul 2012 17:10:39 -0400
Jerry <gesbbb@...> wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Jul 2012 20:20:22 -0000
> david articulated:
> ..... <complete snip>...
> Dave, you might want to limit your line length wrapping to 72
> characters. It makes reading the post easier.
As a courtesy to you, I'm writing at 72 line length... partly because I received a similar comment on my last
post, but primarily as your request was very polite so I decided to attempt it. However, this is not my norm
and I fail to see the issue. I receive the posts in digest form and my posts are as neatly wrapped as others.
Further, in receiving posts in digest form the options are;
1- reply to sender - (but that bypasses the group so is impolite)
2- respond to group - (sounds good, but the text of original post is wiped out)
3- respond via web - (but that's what you don't like because of how it wraps text)
4- respond to all messages - (again, this goes to web)
So, it seems the only way to post properly is to receive the individual posts via email - no digest - and have
email client set to 72 --- and that troubles me because I no longer see the importance of that. I remember my
first video terminal - 1969 - and it was basically a paperless Teletype - and I respected line length
then... but even Alpine wraps text to window width - so I've had difficulty complying with the request
because I do not grasp its importance in today's technology, nor do I see it in the Yahoo digests. I have
Becky set to wrap at window size as that allows the recipient to control the view.
Having said all this, I'm not trying to debate or argue the issue; I'm only attempting to explain my