Obnoxious sigs (was Re: www.gateway.gov.uk)

2001-06-12 Thread Philip Newton

Robert Thompson wrote:
 I apologise profusely

Sorry, you'll have to give me a hardcopy version of that before I'll believe

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Hm, perhaps I'll use the company semi-official sig for a change. (The
official one specifies which fonts[1] and sizes to use, but I can't do that
in plain text email, so I don't bother.) No ugly disclaimers in that, thank
goodness, but no proper sig delimiter, either.

[1] That explains the long lines of dashes; they're supposed to align with
the longest line of text *on the print-out*, and are based on sending HTML
or Rich Text email in Arial, not a fixed-width font such as I use to compose
my messages.


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Re: Obnoxious sigs (was Re: www.gateway.gov.uk)

2001-06-12 Thread Paul Makepeace

Isn't there some cough/ perl module that might allow us to rig a
sig-stripper to be installed at dircon? Where sig = any trailer that has
more than four un-para'ed lines. Or give these people a damn shell
account. Or SOMETHING.

(Actually I don't really care I just got carried away with the melodrama.)