Re: Netiquette 80

Robert J. Bradbury (
Wed, 29 Sep 1999 09:31:15 -0700 (PDT)

Re: Brian, Spike & John's comments:

Well, I'm one of those turkeys using pine, and my window is almost always set to 80 cols. I try to minimize the copies of the previous post, except when the discussion is going point/counter-point. I usually even go to the trouble of reformatting the lines when the chevrons push them over the edge... Do I get extra points for this?

Now, the reason I'm a turkey is because in this day and age I should be reading this all in hypertext and all of those line wrap problems would simply disapper. I think having some reformating of the messages so everything is pretty will be on my wish list for the new server.

Oh, and one thing to consider with regard to line overruns is that it may be due to the font the message is sent in. If you are typing in variable width fonts and they are being received in fixed width, the message is going to look pretty messy.