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Re: Can anybody tell me how to send HTML-format mail in gnus


From: Phil Carmody
Subject: Re: Can anybody tell me how to send HTML-format mail in gnus
Date: Sat, 09 Aug 2008 01:15:17 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.2 (gnu/linux)

Xah <address@hidden> writes:
> On Aug 8, 10:06 am, Phil Carmody <address@hidden>
> wrote:
>> Xah <address@hidden> writes:
>> > On Aug 8, 7:56 am, Phil Carmody <address@hidden>
>> > wrote:
>> >> Xah <address@hidden> writes:
>> >> > On Aug 7, 10:54 pm, Tim X <address@hidden> wrote:
>> >> >> I disagree with your suggestion that HTML is technically superior. You
>> >> >> can't just make a sweeping statement like that without actually 
>> >> >> defining
>> >> >> what it is that e-mail is supposed to provide. As someone else pointed
>> >> >> out, an F16 is technically superior to a bicycle, but if allyou want to
>> >> >> do is go to the corner shop, that technical superiority is not only a
>> >> >> waste, but also a handicap.
>>
>> >> > HTML is simply technically superior. Sure, F15 is better than bicycle
>> >> > but ridiculous. However, HTML is better than plain text in email is
>> >> > not ridiculous. It is the standard the world uses by large, and people
>> >> > want rich text in email. Wikipedia says the support for html email in
>> >> > email programs is 97%.
>>
>> >> An utterly spurious statistic. Support for Finnish emails in
>> >> email programs is probably closer to 100% than 97%, but that
>> >> doesn't mean that everyone should be or wants to be using
>> >> Finnish.
>>
>> > Ok. You used analogy to refute my reason. What is your real argument
>> > that the ability to send/receive html formatted mail in emacs is not a
>> > good thing?
>>
>> You are aparently too dense to see my real argument in
>> the above, so there's little point in me putting forward
>> a real argument on a different point. The incentive to
>> play along with your trolling really isn't that great.
>
> Let me be direct and honest. I don't see your point, and i was very
> matter of fact, and asked what is your explicit reason for your
> argument.

You don't just not see my point, you are unable to understand
what point I was addressing. Read, reread, and reread again.
Eventually you may work out that the point I am addressing is 
your flawed argumentation style. (It says logical fallacy all 
over it, but I can't recall precisely what its common name would
be at this time of night.) 

> Now you are calling me troll. It's ok. I'm used to it. No hard
> feelings ok?

Pity's not a hard feeling, so no hard feelings.

> O, about your F15 vs bicycle analogy.

I give up. You're painfully dense.

Phil
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