Mailing List Etiquette was freebsd vs. netbsd

Jerry jerry at
Tue Jun 16 16:00:14 UTC 2020

On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 17:09:06 +0200, Polytropon commented:
>Interesting apoach. Do you value presentation more than content?
>In case of support, personally I would want something that helps
>me solving my problem, not something that looks good. Sadly, the
>"looks good" has lead to many technically inferior solutions
>becoming a de-facto standard, because the better solutions simply
>"don't look as good".

That reminds me of a story I heard a long time ago pertaining to
"perceived quality". If you happen to fall off a ship into the ocean, do
you really care it the life preserve thrown to you is a bright, shinny
new one, or just one that works?

I have seen a few users here claim if they receive a transmission and
it is not in the format that they approve of, they will delete it. Now,
allow me to say this as nicely as I possible can. If some entity wants
to send an electronic document formated with a 200 character line
length, R2L with the characters inverted, that is their right. If the
intended recipient chooses to discard that communication, that is their

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