Gentoo Archives: gentoo-commits

From: "Robin H. Johnson (robbat2)" <robbat2@g.o>
To: gentoo-commits@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-commits] gentoo commit in xml/htdocs/main/en: lists.xml
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2008 23:13:14
robbat2     08/12/28 23:13:11

  Modified:             lists.xml
  Bug #252102: Add a warning that sending HTML email may get you ignored by some users (especially on gentoo-user).

Revision  Changes    Path
1.110                xml/htdocs/main/en/lists.xml

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diff :

Index: lists.xml
RCS file: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/main/en/lists.xml,v
retrieving revision 1.109
retrieving revision 1.110
diff -p -w -b -B -u -u -r1.109 -r1.110
--- lists.xml	30 Sep 2008 21:20:07 -0000	1.109
+++ lists.xml	28 Dec 2008 23:13:11 -0000	1.110
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
 <!DOCTYPE mainpage SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
-<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/main/en/lists.xml,v 1.109 2008/09/30 21:20:07 robbat2 Exp $ -->
+<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/main/en/lists.xml,v 1.110 2008/12/28 23:13:11 robbat2 Exp $ -->
 <title>Gentoo Mailing Lists</title>
@@ -27,8 +27,8 @@ Gentoo public mailing lists
 <title>Mailing Lists</title>
@@ -622,6 +622,14 @@ manager emails.
 <b>Misc list policies.</b>
+<p>HTML email is discouraged, but not forbidden (there are some MUA,
+specifically web-based that make it very hard to disable HTML entirely).
+Beware that some users may have their recieving side configured to hide HTML
+entirely, so it might look like you are ignored, especially if you sent
+HTML-only email. In order of preference, you should endeavour to send:
+text/plain, multipart with text/plain before text/html, text/html. MIME is
+acceptable and widely used.</p>
 <p>Please do not send any vacation or out of office messages to the list. In
 the interests of reducing list spam, if you set any auto-responding message
 that goes to the lists, we will unsubscribe your account from ALL lists. Any