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Re: ASCII Ribbon Campaign

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 09:31:42 -0500 (EST)
To: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org, ai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0111010925330.20367-100000@smarty.smart.net>
On Thu, 1 Nov 2001, Jim Ley wrote:

> "Access Systems"
> > On Thu, 1 Nov 2001, Kelly Ford wrote:
> > > You could:
> > > 1. Eliminate the ASCII in your signature.
> > well it's a part of the ASCII signature
> 
> but it's complete gobbledygook to a very large proportion of those people
> reading,those of us who use proportional spaced fonts, aswell as those
> we're already discussing.  I'll certainly switch to proportional to see a
> table or similar, but I won't for some art in a signature, and can't
> imagine many others will either.

it's not proportionally spaced

> > > 3. Ensure that the ASCII art was always the final item in your
> message.
> > gets back to the boss wanting the legal part last?!
> 
> You need to stop adding it to mailing lists, or make it make sense when

it is auto added

> posting to mailing lists, it makes your company appear silly to me, and

??? talk to the boss

> it would suggest that the various mailing list archives shouldn't include
> your posts as that is against the disclaimer - is this what you really
> want?

not a problem with me, not real pleased with the mailing list archives
anyway
> 
> > > I say this not to start a debate but at least for me the fact that
> > no important debate, question is how to solve it (for me would be the
> > as for everyone else)
> 
> Use a proper Signature Seperator, this will allow intelligent software to
> hide your signature, and just as importantly not quote it in every reply.

what do you suggest, I checked in the setup files and there is nothing
obvious, to enable (PINE)  cannot add anymore lines without getting grief
from others

> Then in mailing lists etc. keep it short, is it necessary at all - what

it is neccessary, or at least until Netiquette is taught to all these
newbies, I have had the system crashed by some of the "C**P" that is
attached to files, I'm sure you run into it too, so how else do you tell
em NO PDF,' NO ATTACHMENTS, NO MSWORD FILES,... etc,  not that anyone
listens anyway

> does it add to the discussion? is it just a distraction that makes your
> content less accessible?

it hopefully adds or rather eliminates some of the "stuff" in replies

Bob

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