May 25, 2012
On May 25, 2012, at 6:50 AM, Russel Winder <> wrote:

> On Fri, 2012-05-25 at 15:12 +0200, simendsjo wrote:
>> And I really doubt anyone but programmers know rfcs exist.
> But of course all the RFCs relate to an era of 9.6kbs lines and UUCP. In this WWW era everyone assumes sending huge HTML email encoded in bizarre Unicode encodings is not only mandatory, but also polite.

The bulk of email I get is still text/plain. Thankfully.

> And anyway RFCs were never actually binding, they were just proposals!

That's certainly how they've been treated :-)
May 25, 2012
> RMS doesn't let people send him documents in proprietary formats - let's
> all refuse to read top-postings with an auto-reply with this link :)

the traditional link used to be:
May 27, 2012
Summary of previous discussion:

Q. Is there more information on the Astoria seminar?

A. Yes:

So which is less helpful? The answer to a question asked in the previous post  which requires the reader to actually read down ten lines, or a long digression over some nitpicking, do-it-my-way "netiquette" with no bearing whatsoever on the topic of the thread?

How about this for etiquette? If you're going to go off-topic start a new thread.


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