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Date:      Sun, 14 Jun 2020 09:11:09 +0100
From:      Ottavio Caruso <>
Subject:   Re: Mailing List Etiquette was freebsd vs. netbsd
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In-Reply-To: <20200614093958.678c3c0d@archlinux>
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On Sun, 14 Jun 2020 at 08:39, Ralf Mardorf <> wrote:
> Some people
> claim that breaking lines, breaks readability on smart phones, but
> actually it's possible to rotated a smart phone and actually this
> mailing list is about an OS that is not used for smart phones.
> HTML formatting doesn't work, it fails almost all of the times. The
> only safe way to format an email (without using attachments) is plain
> text, a font with a fixed length and a more or less known minimal and
> maximal length limit.

Your average smartphone user will ignore the concept of a mailing
list, and the great part of the under 25 (or those whose only contact
with the interweb is and has been by smartphone) will probably ignore
the concept of email altogether.

For those of you who have taken part in this thread saying
(paraphrasing) "Yes, I know there are long-established conventions,
but I don't care because I'm above all that", for you there's Zoom,
Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook. You'll always have a hard time
on a technical mailing list. Just give up!

Ottavio Caruso

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