Mike Tyner? How do you post with underlines

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by crb, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. crb

    crb Guest

    How do you post with underlines
    crb, Aug 28, 2005
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  2. crb

    Guest Guest

    Use HTML.

    Guest, Aug 28, 2005
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  3. crb

    The Real Bev Guest


    It takes up far more space than plain text on every single news server in the
    entire world and that's rude as hell, especially since usenet is regarded by
    many/most ISPs as an expensive and lightly-used feature.

    If you want to use colors, fancy fonts, blinky happy faces and the rest of
    that crap, find a private "forum" where such idiocy is allowed, even
    The Real Bev, Aug 30, 2005
  4. Conventionally, emphasis is added _like this_ or *like this*.

    Never! Many newsreaders do not handle HTML.
    I would expect many newshosts to mangle/drop HTML.
    Agreed. I also routinely delete HTML email.
    It can contain viruses and is a PITA to read.

    -- Robert
    Robert Redelmeier, Aug 30, 2005
  5. crb

    Guest Guest

    Sometimes, html works out well. For example, it is much easier to make some
    mathematical expressions look right using HTML. If you are trying to post
    things like chemical reactions, you can make things that look like
    subscripts instead of something that looks like Al2(SO4)2.

    Guest, Aug 31, 2005
  6. crb

    The Real Bev Guest

    Do you need to do this in sci.med.vision? Does anybody here want you to? I'm
    pretty sure I've never seen any ugly chemical expressions here, but I could be
    wrong. There's always the FORTRAN convention for superscripts (A**2), but I
    don't remember how subscripts were handled. Maybe they just weren't needed.

    Throughout recorded history, usenet has been a text-only medium. While
    technology provides alternatives, the purists among us see them as crutches
    for people whose writing can't stand by itself.

    The Real Bev, Aug 31, 2005
  7. Usenet is text only, by convention.
    Scott Seidman, Aug 31, 2005
  8. crb

    George Guest

    The Real Bev wrote:
    There's always the FORTRAN convention for superscripts (A**2), but I
    My goodness FORTRAN! You must be older than you look! Anyway subscripts
    were handled with arrays. Single subscript was A(I), double subscript
    was A(I,J) and so on. Not a good way to convey equations IMHO.

    Anyway, you're right to discourage html here. Please have them set their
    mail to text only in their browser.

    George, Aug 31, 2005
  9. crb

    The Real Bev Guest

    Damn, if I looked better I wouldn't be reading this newsgroup!
    It was said of my husband that he spoke FORTRAN like a native. I, on the
    other hand, used it only to write an accounting program. Not the best tool
    for the job, but the only one I had at the time. Ran it on a Univac 1108. I
    hated programming because I was lousy at it. Still do and am.
    On pain of death.

    "Some people say that when it rains it means that God is crying,
    probably because of something that you did." --Jack Handey
    The Real Bev, Sep 4, 2005
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