RARA-AVIS: Re: Double-spaced posts - formatting, trimming

From: kevinburtonsmith ( kvnsmith@thrillingdetective.com)
Date: 22 Oct 2007

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "jacquesdebierue"
<jacquesdebierue@...> wrote:
> --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Jack Bludis <buildsnburns@> wrote:
> >
> > Double spacing posts is causing them to be less readable,
> > at least to me.
> I urge posters to resist the temptation to use fancy formatting. Plain
> text is just fine. And trimming the post you're replying to is a good
> idea. This is a high traffic list and it's a good idea to make posts
> easily readable. And if you get the digest, PLEASE don't quote the
> entire digest... The cleaner, the plainer and the shorter, the better.

And notice it's usually the most dubious and poorly thought-out positions that come all dressed up?

At least we don't have to suffer the pretentious gits who used to post all in lower case anymore. I guess they grew up or lost interest.

It's amazing, on a list that celebrates hard-boiled fiction, a traditionally taut and terse style, that some members feel they have to "girly" up their posts with colour and different typefaces and the like.


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