Why the hell, even if ALL of what Mr Boyne Pollard wrote was BS, do you feel the need
to make it personal, intimating he's a moron (which he certainly is not) by telling
him to re-read what you wrote until he u-n-d-e-r-s-t-a-n-d-s i-t and with comments
like "in your pipe and smoke it"!
I just don't understand why you feel the need to rejoin with stuff like that and not
be able to support a concourse that might end up educating the rest of us?
I think this low-brow exchange of insults you people seem to enjoy is just too
Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)
"Todd Vargo" <***@sbcglobal.netz> wrote in message
> Jonathan de Boyne Pollard wrote:
>> html is not welcome in all technical groups.
>> False. You don't understand Usenet correctly. The distinction in Usenet is and
>> always has been between text and binaries, with hypertext falling on the text side
>> of that division. It is binaries, not text, that are unwelcome in text
>> newsgroups. Binaries are MIME body part types like audio/*, video/*, and image/*.
>> The text/* body part types are, as the designation states, text.
>> I personally prefer reading code in in a fixed pitch font.
>> ... which is of course what your reader gives you when someone wraps xyr code in a
>> <code> or <pre> element, even when the message is served up by a WWW interface
>> such as Google Groups. Whereas the latter, and newsreaders if so configured,
>> serve up messages without such markup, to explicitly specify code or pre-fomatted
>> elements, in variable-width fonts. So you're foolishly cutting your own nose off
>> despite your own face, here.
> Interesting thread since my last post but yours deserves a response.
> First of all, your silent redirection did not go undetected.
> Secondly, your claim that I don't understand Usenet correctly is your own admission
> that you don't know how to read correctly. It is true, binaries are not welcome in
> text groups but I did not say "text" groups. Read what I posted several times until
> you understand the difference.
> Third, while <code> and <pre> tags may be available, I have yet to see anyone
> requesting code assistance actually use them.
> Finally, regardless of whatever your opinion on the subject may be, it is my choice
> to withdraw from helping anyone who refuses to comply with my simple request. Put
> that in your pipe and smoke it!
> Todd Vargo
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