NBC: Why do some member's posts contain formatting characters, garbled text, etc.?
Fri Aug 29 20:03:37 EDT 2008
I'm not familiar with G-Mail but there should be an option in there
*somewhere* that allows you to receive your emails as text rather than html.
I receive individual emails rather than a daily digest so maybe it has
something to do with that (you might want to check with Walter on that).
Do you have the same problem with other forums?
I checked all of the emails from 8/20 and found no weird characters
inside the posts.
George Willett wrote:
> Just to confuse things... I'm using g-mail on a PC also, and haven't had
> that problem... Maybe it has to do with the ISP?
> On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 4:32 PM, Steve Greer <Steve.Greer@state.tn.us>wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> After going through a bunch of blues-l daily digests in the last few days,
>> I was wondering about a number of posts that include some kind of control
>> characters, html, and other types of formatting characters or code probably
>> specific to whatever word processor the poster is using.
>> The messages all go out as plain text, right? Or does it just depend what
>> you use to read the messages?
>> I'm reading the daily digests via my Gmail e-mail account, on a PC. I'm
>> sure part of it could be a Mac/PC thing.
>> The main reason I'm posting this question is because it's very annoying and
>> makes the actual messages almost impossible to read at times.
>> For example, see below for part of a message from the 8/20 to 8/21 digest
>> [BLUES-L Digest - 20 Aug 2008 to 21 Aug 2008 (#2008-234) ]. It's totally
>> full of codes such as "=A0", "=93", "=94", etc. Looks like a good message,
>> but hell if I can sift through that. This message is by no means the only
>> one. Tons of the radio show playlists are similarly coded up and aggravating
>> to try to actually read and pull some information out of the code.
>> Has this been discussed already, maybe to death? If so, sorry to revisit.
>> But it seems like a problem to me.
>> a.k.a. Steve Greer, Blues-l founder, believe it or not.
>> "Spoonful" blues show, 8-10pm, Sunday on 91.1 WRVU-FM, Vanderbilt
>> University, Nashville, TN (www.wrvu.org)
>> Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 23:20:46 -0700
>> From: steve wells <email@example.com>
>> Subject: "Diamond Teeth" Mary McClain Day in WV
>> THE wEST Virginia Blues society
>> www.wvbluessociety.org ( http://www.wvbluessociety.org/)=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0
>> P.O. Box 11646, Charleston , West Virginia=A0 25339
>> August 12, 2008
>> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TO ALL MEDIA
>> Contact:=A0 Steve Wells, WVBS @ 304.295.4323=A0=A0=A0=A0 (bluesphotog@yahoo
>> =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0Chris Sutton, WVBS @304.
>> 33.0904 =A0=A0(firstname.lastname@example.org)=20
>> WVBS Honors West Virginia Blues Legend
>> Not many people know who =93Diamond Teeth=94 Mary McClain was.=A0 But, she
>> was one of the most famous entertainers to ever come from the Mountain
>> e =96 an African-American blues singer referred to as =93Queen of The
>> =94 long before KoKo Taylor was even born.=A0 The West Virginia Blues
>> ty (WVBS), a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion
>> nd preservation of blues music in West Virginia will honor =93Diamond
>> =94 Mary at a special =93Blues Night Out=94 to be held at The=20
>> V-Club in Mary=92s hometown of Huntington , WV , on Sunday, August 31,
>> ..=A0 (www.vclublive.com ( http://www.vclublive.com/ ))=20
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