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Re: Advocacy

On Tue, 4 Mar 2003, Christopher Faylor wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 04, 2003 at 01:38:31PM -0500, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> >On Tue, 4 Mar 2003, Joshua Daniel Franklin wrote:
> >
> >> > Except that now, on reflection, I think that "--LONG-DISCLAIMER-BELOW-- "
> >> > would be better...  So, people, don't change your signatures yet, until
> >> > this is finalized.
> >>
> >> I would prefer something without the word "DISCLAIMER" so that I
> >> could configure it to also remove non-disclaimer ads from certain
> >> parties (see below), but that wouldn't confuse other people I email
> >> too much if I left it on my signature permanently.
> >>
> >> =====
> >
> >Joshua,
> >
> >Unfortunately, people with company disclaimers would probably prefer
> >something without the word "IGNORE", lest they be misunderstood by
> >overeager company watchdogs...
> It almost seems like there is a good use for mime lurking here somewhere.
> Although I did say that we don't strip mime attachments, it is possible
> to turn this on.  If we had something like an X-mime-disclaimer type
> I could have the mailing list software strip that automatically.
> Then it would be up to the sender to figure out how to get the trailer
> to show up in the message.  Hmm.  Maybe not a good idea after all.

Yeah, I modeled the suggestion after MIME, but it seems most disclaimers
are appended automatically as part of the body of the message, so MIME is
no good...

> How about something like --END OF MESSAGE--?
> cgf

On Tue, 4 Mar 2003, Habermann, David (DA) wrote:

> How about --End of signature--  or  --End of message-- ??

Yep, looks like we have a winner (proposed by 2 people independently)...
I suggest using "--end of message-- " (note the space), case-insensitive,
on a line by itself.
      |\      _,,,---,,_		pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu
ZZZzz /,`.-'`'    -.  ;-;;,_		igor at watson dot ibm dot com
     |,4-  ) )-,_. ,\ (  `'-'		Igor Pechtchanski
    '---''(_/--'  `-'\_) fL	a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-.  Meow!

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