Net etiquette, truncated digests
Patrick G Skelly (scoutldr@AOL.COM)
Sat, 3 Jul 1993 19:44:08 EDT
I finally managed to get switched over to the Digest option last week, only
to find that America Online limits (by truncation) the Internet E-Mail
messages to about 25K bytes. HOW DARE THEY?
And then I thought about it ... It's not unreasonable for someone in my
business situation. That's about a dozen pages of text ... that much each
day OUGHT to give me the highlights and concerns in the Youth Groups
Discussions. The digest IS convenient, and I'll stay with it
Okay, I seem to be missing about half the transacations ... it's a penalty
I'll just have to accept. And I'm sorry if it's your gem that's chipped
away. But it also seems to me that some 20-40 per cent of what we send is
not necessary - and I'm NOT speaking of the headers!.
With that jaded entry to SCOUTS-L, I try once again the following, sent last
month, which seems to have been lost in a broken Internet link ...
I've seen nowhere by declaration, but many times by example, some conventions
we seem to be following ... but they appear at times excessive to me, so I
ask for guidance ...
- Are we expected to reproduce major blocks of messages to which we make
comment or refer?
- Are we expected to provide 'signature blocks'?
- Are we expected to use a mono-spaced type font for pseudo-graphics?
- Am I expected to provide a disclaimer of AOL responsibility for anything I
Or is it just that I don't understand the situation?
- Pat Skelly - CR, Troop+Post 520, Grand Canyon Council, BSA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City