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Re: st: Statalist etiquette


From   SamL <saml@demog.berkeley.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Statalist etiquette
Date   Mon, 2 Sep 2002 10:25:45 -0700 (PDT)

It is my understanding that the list-owner can set some switches to make
it impossible to send attachments via the list.  Although I have not
noticed this to be a problem on the list, if there is a concern the switch
could just be set.  That way anyone attempting to send an attachment would
be alerted to that fact and would then have a chance to re-send the
message *sans* attachment.

Just a thought.

Take care.
Sam

On Mon, 2 Sep 2002, Nick Cox wrote:

> Reposts
> ======= 
> 
> Someone wrote 
> 
> > It's probably against etiquette to ask the same question again
> 
> This issue, raised in one current thread, is germane to several 
> others. 
> 
> It is addressed in detail in the Statalist FAQ. Please see 
> 
> http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq/#noanswer
> 
> In brief: 
> 
> 1. If you got no answer first time, consider why that was. 
> Perhaps your question was unclear and needs rewording. 
> 
> 2. Three reposts of the same question, and you are out of 
> order. 
> 
> ASCII, not HTML etc. 
> ====================
> 
> Another issue which will not go away is the Statalist 
> request for everyone to use plain ASCII format, not (e.g.) 
> HTML-enabled text, and for everyone not to use attachments. 
> 
> I know from bitter experience that it is easy  
> to goof on this, as when someone's else winmail.dat
> gets attached to my replies, like dirt sticking to a shoe. 
> Also, not everyone has control over their own email 
> settings, especially in some corporate situations. 
> 
> However, the injunction against HTML and attachments 
> is based on very good principles, including 
> 
> 0. Viruses and other nasty things are spread this way.  
> 
> 1. Not everyone's mailer is configured to interpret
> these beasts. 
> 
> 2. Many people get Statalist in digest form:  
> attachments and HTML-enabled text are often 
> rendered totally unreadable by the digesting
> software. 
> 
> 3. Some of the people who are most active in 
> answering questions on Statalist just will 
> not read such posts, as a matter of principle. 
> 
> For these reasons, you make answers to your 
> questions less likely if you do not follow
> the ASCII way. 
> 
> The Statalist FAQ points to a very 
> detailed statement at 
> 
> http://www.expita.com/nomime.html
> 
> Thanks, 
> 
> Nick 
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 
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