Mailing List Etiquette was freebsd vs. netbsd

Matthias Apitz guru at
Sat Jun 13 19:25:21 UTC 2020

On Saturday, 13 June 2020 17:44:09 CEST, Kevin P. Neal 
<kpn at> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 10, 2020 at 11:09:43PM -0600, @lbutlr wrote:
>> On 10 Jun 2020, at 11:54, doug <doug at> wrote:
>> > See 
>> Seems very out of date too me. For example the first thing it 
>> says is to wrap messages at 75 characters  because not everyone 
>> uses GUI mailers. This may have been relevant in 1995, but it 
>> sure isn’t now. CLI MUA’s handle long lines just fine.
> If you had wrapped at 75 characters then the quoting would be much easier
> to read.

Yes, I always do so. And this has todo with the normal terminal
line length of 80 chars, which in turn has todo with the
old 80 column punch cards.


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