[links-list] [ADMIN] Re: Significant font redesign; Unicode additions

Petr Baudis pasky at ucw.cz
Wed Nov 13 12:55:39 PST 2002

Dear diary, on Wed, Nov 13, 2002 at 09:46:23PM CET, I got a letter,
where aludal <aludal at softhome.net> told me, that...
> ? ????????? ?? 13 ?????? 2002 05:27 ?? ????????:
> > Hi!
> >
> > * On 2002-11-13 13:18
> >
> > * aludal <aludal at softhome.net> wrote:
> > > Attached is a big release
> >
> > 'Big' and 'attached' is a contradiction on mailing lists. Please
> > don't send large files via mail but make them available online (there
> > is lots of free web space all around the world). To put it this way:
> > You ware only a few kilobyte from my auto-download limit. Larger
> > mails are only downloaded after inspection...
> Oh yes, I checked first: this particular list (as my SVLUG, CABAL &c. default 
> limits lists) has a limit of 0.5 MByte for address+cc+letter+attachment data. 
> My release is well below this limit. And it went through and got posted, even 
> with your self-imposed limit. So what's your problem? My next releases: a 
> very big monospace, then a huge, completely new italics set would be over any 
> limit, sure. Please keep your concerns with you till then. As for free 
> webspace elsewhere, I'd rather have it for flames and feature requests (to be 
> better ignored by our Czech authors). 
> > I could have sent my 80 kilobyte patch to the list. Imagine why I
> > didn't...
> .... and what was there we now are getting without thanks to your modesty?
> |||||||||| - many Dental clicks,

Please don't be so harsh, people.

There are people out there for whose anything more than 0.5 MByte can be indeed
a serious problem, especially if they have a poor line (modem) and they pay for
time (modem; Europe). Thus, I think that a limit of 60kb per mail would be
reasonable - if it's *that* big, people who are really interested in it can
easily get it thru web, so why not to send a link instead?

				Petr "Pasky" Baudis
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