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In what format do you prefer to receive the Nisus newsletter 

In what format do you prefer to receive the Nisus newsletter?
text only 76%  76%  [ 29 ]
HTML 24%  24%  [ 9 ]
Total votes : 38

In what format do you prefer to receive the Nisus newsletter 
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We're thinking about letting each subscriber choose the format they receive the newsletter in. But for now, since we only have one newsletter, which format do you prefer?


2005-01-19 18:04:15
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it's in text now right, I like how it spanks it way to my e-mail box

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2005-01-19 18:57:33
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I prefer

plain text format,

because I want to
read the letter as I like it, according to my reading preferences.

Gerd

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I wonder why didn't I find an automatic reply function on your questionnaire?


2005-01-20 00:18:55
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I'd be happy for it to use HTML as I think it looks nicer that way.


2005-01-20 00:23:12
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HTML has no place in email. If you want me to trash your messages unread, that's the way to do it.... :twisted:


2005-01-20 04:18:34
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<text>I vote for text only!</text>


2005-01-20 07:01:55
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I prefer plain text for the newsletters.


2005-01-20 07:52:53
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voted for HTML - will read newsletter however it comes - thanks for providing it.

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2005-01-20 07:55:42
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Please, oh please, text, text, text. No html, pdf or other amenable formats.
Alex Passi


2005-01-20 08:32:29
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Only text. HTML email is evil. My email program (MAILSMITH, BABY) is set up to filter it out automatically, & I ignore it.


2005-01-20 08:51:01
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pgiltner wrote:
Only text. HTML email is evil. My email program (MAILSMITH, BABY) is set up to filter it out automatically, & I ignore it.


Why does everyone hate HTML email so much? I can understand how it's a problem with spam (e.g. blinking tags and bright red text), but a non-spam email properly rendered in HTML can really do wonders for readability.

For those of you say HTML is evil and automatically filter out HTML-formatted mail, I wonder what happens when you surf the web. Do you surf with Lynx or something? I just don't understand why HTML email is so despised while HTML web pages are perfectly fine.


2005-01-20 10:01:04
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.html is for web pages! I'm now on DSL and a shiny Powerbook, and still remember the frustrations and agonizing times opening up email with .html code on an older computer with a dial-up connection. It often lead to rendering problems and I'd have to open up the email in a browser anyways. Not everyone has fallen victim to Microsloth's upgrade motto... "If it's brand spankin' new and sitting on your desktop, it should be obsolete by the next system update!"

E-mail is for quick, clear text communication. I greatly prefer opening up an email with text only. Just my two bits...

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2005-01-20 10:46:46
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hamidlmt wrote:
E-mail is for quick, clear text communication.


In that case, the newsletter should not be sent out by email because I don't think it meets your standard of quick/clear communication.

Perhaps Nisus should just send a link to the newsletter? Or at least provide an option for choosing either text or HTML, so everybody's happy.


2005-01-20 11:51:37
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I have an intense dislike for HTML formats for an emailed newsletter for the following reasons:-

1. I use MailSmith as email reader so HTML gets translated and the content is often severely mangled. That's when I have to open it as an attachment in Safari -- an extra step.

2. So long as your message is what's important rather than its appearance -- all dressed up with fancy graphics -- then text email is certainly the better medium.

And since your products are aimed at helping people to write text rather than do page layouts, you should stay with text.

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2005-01-20 13:08:37
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martin wrote:
We're thinking about letting each subscriber choose the format they receive the newsletter in. But for now, since we only have one newsletter, which format do you prefer?


Confused website. Anyway,
text only
for newsletter

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2005-01-20 13:21:10
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