I was using, for the first time in years and years, tin, which is an old newsreader for newsgroups; there was almost nothing available for panix.com which is my terminal account, but there was this admonition for posting - allowing posts to fit in the standard terminal size of 80 columns. And I was fascinated by it. Going to look for newsgroups again - they're raw, wild, etc., when they're around - although they were almost drowned in spam before most of them disappeared.

- Alan, thanks

On Thu, May 21, 2020 at 6:31 PM manila dieci via NetBehaviour <netbehaviour@lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:
I think it's an agreement between the aforementioned text and the writer, great! "dweeb!" very funny this email, I did not understand. anyway your email arrives, thank you, I still have 12000 to delete before reading them

Il giorno gio 21 mag 2020 alle ore 21:19 Alan Sondheim <sondheim@panix.com> ha scritto:


Biblical real-time revrev

http://www.alansondheim.org/Habiru.png
http://www.alansondheim.org/Habiru.mp3
http://www.alansondheim.org/Jericho.mp3

"If your article contains quoted text please take some time to pare
it down to just the key points to which you are responding, or
people will think you are a dweeb!  Many people have the habit of
skipping any article whose first page is largely quoted material.
Format your article to fit in less then 80 chars, since that's the
conventional size (72 is a good choice as it allows quoting without
exceeding the limit).  If your lines are too long they'll wrap
around ugly and people won't read what you write.  If you aren't
careful and considerate in formatting your posting, people are
likely to ignore it completely.  It's a crowded net out there."

"If your article contains quoted text
please take some time to pare it down
   to just the  key points to which you
are  responding,  or people will think
   you are a dweeb!  Many people have the
habit of skipping any article  whose
   first page is largely  quoted material.
Format your article to fit in less
   then 80 chars,  since that's the
conventional size  (72 is a good choice
as
   it allows quoting without exceeding the
limit).  If your lines are too long
   they'll wrap  around  ugly and  people
won't  read what you  write.  If you
   aren't  careful  and considerate  in
formatting  your posting, people  are
   likely to ignore it completely.  It's a
crowded net out there."

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