I continue to voice my support for html mails .
Since the argument started , seems like the purpose of the vote has been
the original debate I believe was on if to ban html mails completely or not
.and if html is allowed that doesn't mean that everyone has to write
henceforth in html only , users can write in plain text and whenever needed
html/pdf etc can be posted by
users with discretion .
After all a forum like this relies heavily on the manners of the its users .
Allowing html doesn't mean you are inviting all sort of junk into this
forum , junk can be, if required , posted in text form too .
Every newbie on this forum and every other person who is into marketing
like me , I am sure must have supported html mails.
this argument finds a friend in the dos/windows which the better fight ??
when I started using computers , dos was around , and I loved the o/s . I
really did, more so because I had near mastery over the software , then
came in windows and it changed the way the world of common users (not geeks)
looked at computers , many people cursed windows so much for the extra
space it takes ( similar to argument put here by some one about extra space
that html mails take ) and its crashes . Though dos was great since it
hardly crashed and hard so little requirements but a life without windows
cannot be imagined ,I know this is a Linux forum but I am still a newbie
with Linux so bear the dos/windows example .
Similarly , all text mail supporters ask this question to yourself?? . was
Linux good enough even without the G.U.I . I am sure you will say yes it
was , you could do it all without the G.U.I. But Linux can't make it to the
mainstream of common users without G.U.I.
again not swaying too much for the original argument , open up GROUP , be
open to new things , never resist change , new technologies come with their
own set of problems , but then we work our way around it and that's how
technology moves ahead.Don't create barriers for new technology ,
Break the barriers let html in and if users don't use them responsibly ,
warn them once twice and if found incorrigible ban them .
let both text and html co- exist !!
what say guys ???
Time to wind up the mail and also this argument i believe
Nikhil Bhaskaran .