: : : : : Ivor Jones wrote:
: : :
: : : [snip]
: : :
: : : : : I replaced your non-standard (: :) quote markers
: : : : : with the normal '>'. Please don't use thos
: : : : : non-standard characters. They foul up other
: : : : : software.
: : :
: : : With respect, and without wishing to start a row,
: : : that's *your* problem. I use non-standard quote marks
: : : for a purpose. If your system can't cope with that,
: : : then it's up to *you* to do something about it. I
: : : have been using the quote marks I use for several
: : : years and you are the first to complain.
: : Consider for a bit just how absurd that statement is...
Which part..? The part where I say I use non-standard quotes for a reason,
or the part where I said nobdy has so far complained..?
: : Are you posting your articles for your personal
: : edification, or are they intended to be read by an
: : audience? Who should you format them for, yourself or
: : the audience?
: : Your non-standard quote characters are *not* appreciated
: : by the audience, and indeed the more sophisticated
: : members that you might want to appeal to the most are
: : the ones most likely to make use of software options
: : based on the quote marks.
So why, in my 10+ years of Usenet use, is this the first complaint..?
: : What your formatting style does, is tell the reader what
: : your priorities are, and that your ability to comprehend
: : the effect is apparently impaired.
Your ability to comprehend my reply appears to be impaired also.