[Hpn] Please S T O P ** W-H-I-N-I-N-G ** !!!!!
Wed, 07 Jun 2000 15:50:55 -0400
Thank you my brother it does get pissy after awhile huh mean while we still
lose brothers and sisters in the streets!
A Brother in Strife and In Peace
----- Original Message -----
From: Coalition on Homelessness, SF <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2000 2:00 PM
Subject: [Hpn] Please S T O P ** W-H-I-N-I-N-G ** !!!!!
> TAKE A LITTLE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOURSELVES AND CONFIGURE YOUR
> ANTIQUATED GARBAGE TO ALLOW FOR THE FACT THAT TECHNOLOGY IS RUNNING
> AWAY FROM YOU!
> DO YOU FOLKS ALSO INSIST THAT OTHERS ACCOMODATE YOUR ROTARY TELEPHONES?
> BETTER STILL, WHY DON'T YOU JUST NOT POST ANYTHING UNTIL YOU CAN
> REFRAIN FROM LECTURING OTHER PEOPLE?
> HAVE A NICE LIFE!
> chance martin
> Coalition on Homelessness, San Francisco
> >Please stop sending attachments - HTML, DOC, Win.dat, etc.
> >The proper ediquette would be to post an e-mail to the list stating the
> >content of the document you have and requesting that list members who
> >like to RECEIVE the attachment contact you Personally, and then you can
> >send the attachment ONLY to Those who REQUEST that you send it to THEM
! ! !
> >>Many people including me automatically delete without opening any email
> >>with attachements (except for rare occasions when I have previously
> >>arranged to accept a specific file and am expecting it to come by
> >>attachment from a known individual.) Increasing numbers of email lists
> >>are configured to delete attachments.
> >>There is more than one reason for this:
> >>1) Other people with way too much time on their hands have entertained
> >>themselves by creating destructive viruses that are spread through email
> >>attachments, even without the knowledge of the person whose email
> >>address is used to spread the virus.
> >>2) There are still many people, especially on lists like these with
> >>diabled and low-income members, who cannot receive or open attachments,
> >>whose email access is limited, or who pay by the time it takes to
> >>download the files you send to them. Personally, I don't think it's a
> >>friendly thing to do to make some low-income brother or sister pay even
> >>10 cents extra because I want to send a large amusing graphic, without
> >>asking first if they want to receive it.
> >>Sending HTML email causes problems for the folks in category 2 also.
> >>Many of us aren't accessing our email through a web browser. I usually
> >>use a text-based email reader myself. HTML email is wasted on me, and I
> >>usually delete it unread. Other folks, like the ones using Juno
> >>accounts, may find themselves paying money for downloading a file they
> >>can't read.
> >>There is also more than one way around sending attachments or HTML.
> >>1) If you want your friends to see a graphic or an HTML file in full
> >>browser display, send a short description and the web address.
> >>2) To avoid sending your own email as HTML by default (Outlook is
> >>notorious for being configured this way unless you deliberately change
> >>it) change your email settings. The method will vary according to your
> >>own email program. Anyone is welcome to email me personally for help if
> >>you have any difficulty with doing this.
> >>3) You can easily send anything written in Word, or on a webpage, or in
> >>any other format by cut-and-paste.
> >>A) Have both your email window and the window with the document you want
> >>to send open at the same time.
> >>B) In the window containing the document you want to send, highlight the
> >>text you want to send. You can do this by pressing the command key and
> >>tapping "A" to "select all", or by placing the mouse cursor at the start
> >>of the text you want then pressing the key (left key on a PC) down and
> >>holding it while you drag the cursor to the end of the selection you
> >>C) From the menu, select "Edit/Copy" (the keyboard shorthcut for this is
> >>usually "Command+C"
> >>D) In the window containing your email document, place your cursor at
> >>the point you want to insert the text and click the mouse.
> >>E) From the menu, select "Edit/Paste" (the keyboard shorthcut for this
> >>is usually "Command+P"
> >>I hope this will help us all decrease the digital divide for
> >>*everyone*. Leave no one behind -- including people who have older email
> >>programs than you do! :)
> >Peace and Good Health, (;->)
> >Curtis Seyfried email@example.com 410 East 156th St, 6A
> >Bronx, NY. 10455
> Coalition on Homelessness, San Francisco
> 468 Turk St.
> San Francisco, CA 94102
> vox: (415) 346.3740
> Fax: (415) 775.5639