[Newbies] Re: Beginners questions

Klaus D. Witzel klaus.witzel at cobss.com
Wed Nov 8 18:30:09 UTC 2006

Hi Jeff,

this is because you post in the HTML format, in which your messages  
appears quite nice


But all these mailing lists are run in plain text mode. So perhaps you  
switch your mail client to plain text mode, like we all do, and everybody  
will be happy :)


On Wed, 08 Nov 2006 19:22:59 +0100, <""Jeff"<hombreviii"@myway.com>> wrote:

> I've noticed on the list my mailings don't seem to parse correctly. I  
> don't know why that is, but I can't blame you for not being tempted to  
> wade through them. I wouldn't be either. If anyone can tall me how to  
> solve this, I'd appreciate it.Thanks,Jeff --- On Wed 11/08, lanas &lt;  
> lanas at securenet.net &gt; wrote:From: lanas [mailto:  
> lanas at securenet.net]To: beginners at lists.squeakfoundation.orgDate: Wed, 8  
> Nov 2006 07:27:57 -0500Subject: Re: [Newbies] Beginners questionsLe  
> Lundi 6 Novembre 2006 18:09, Jeff a écrit :&gt; Hello group!I'm hoping  
> that this beginners list is a good place for a&gt; beginner to get  
> answers to... well, beginner's questions. And so, with that&gt; in mind,  
> I'll ask a few questions. But first, experience has taught me that&gt; I  
> should be a little more clear in what I'm looking for as an answer.&gt;  
> Imagine a total newbie to computers asked a group of experts the qu
>  estion&gt; &quot;How do I run a program under windows?&quot;. One  
> member of the group&gt;
> decided to respond by handing him a 400 page technical manual on  
> windows&gt; and telling him that everything he wants to know is in  
> there. Upon seeing&gt; that the rest of the group decides that his  
> question has been answered and&gt; sees no need to offer additional  
> assistance. This newbie's question wasn't&gt; actually answered by the  
> group, ultimately what they did was say &quot;ask&gt; the manual&quot;.  
> The manual naturally can't hear him so it can't directly&gt; respond to  
> his question, he has to start searching it. After skimming a&gt; bunch  
> of pages and not seeing what he's looking for, (or anything he&gt;  
> understands), he looks in the index. It isn't there. He looks in the  
> table&gt; of contents to see a chapter called &quot;Getting started  
> with&gt; windows&quot;. Thinking that looks like what he needs, he flips  
> to it and&gt; it starts out by telling him that the first thing he nee
>  ds to do is install&gt; windows. Ok, so he looks for this Windows disk.  
> [snip]For what
> it's worth, your message appeared as a large chunck of dense text (worse  
> than quoted above) without any paragraphs, filling the windows' text  
> screen like a wall brick.I must be frank and I must say that it was not  
> tempting to wade through and read it.This being said, no, I can't answer  
> your question  
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