From: Brian Doyle (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed May 07 2003 - 17:50:21 EDT
Despite claims to the contrary, the "mail list rules and etiquette" found at
<http://www.unicode.org/consortium/distlist.html> do not explicity prohibit
discussions or notices regarding fonts and/or font design. In fact, they
> ... for the most-part, other than profanity, "anything goes."
They do, however, caution against "rabid, ad hominem attacks," which I think
aptly describes Mr. Hudson's post (below). Furthermore, spam is defined as
"unsolicited commercial and bulk e-mail." Aesthetic objections to a
subscriber's announced work do not justify launching into an invective (and
For the benefit of list newbies like myself, perhaps some "knowledgeable"
person would care to share the unspoken list rules so that flame wars can be
on 5/7/03 12:29 PM, John Hudson at email@example.com wrote:
> Frankly, your typeface is so bad that I wouldn't use it for anything...
> Obviously I need to spell this out: the fact that you have a copy of Softy
> does not make you a type designer. Frankly, the idea that anyone with a
> piece of (bad) software and an inflated sense of his own creativity can
> make a typeface is insulting.
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