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  • you might be ranked higher if you let google index the contents of your site.

    What's with having everything in <tt>tags?! It's almost unreadable. I often skip your comments because I can't be bothered deciphering the tt text.

      - ask
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    -- ask bjoern hansen [askbjoernhansen.com], !try; do();

    • > you might be ranked higher
      > if you let google index the contents of your site.

      ...but I'm not particularly interested in being ranked higher.
      If I were, I'd also have keywords and description meta tags,
      more discoverable content, more content period.

      > What's with having everything in <tt>tags?!

      I post using the "code" option. I started doing that after
      wrestling with the other posting options while trying to
      post some comment about perl6 regular expressions. I got
      sick of escaping everything. N
      • Ahh, finally found a purpose for that "Foe" ranking. Thank you for being the designated target.
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        • Randal L. Schwartz
        • Stonehenge

        • > Thank you for being the designated target.

          Is that because you're also not fond of monospaced fonts?

          ...or have I caused offense? (or both?)

          I'm honestly not trying to annoy folks. :/

          I didn't intend any "tone" to my text. It just means what it says.

          It's good to set your browser preferences to make things easier
          for you to read. Change fonts, change sizes, change stylesheets if
          your browser lets you. It's *your* browser and *you* are the one
          who has to read what it shows you. Make it work for you.

          I did
          • I'm honestly not trying to annoy folks. :/

            In that case, please move out of the 80's, and into "real" text. I like to be able to adjust the width of my screen to a comfortable wrap. Your text doesn't flow into that wrap. And there are no constant-space fonts that look anywhere near as good as the rest of the text.

            I'm actually pretty surprised at your response. I did figure you as some a-hole that says "damn you for even trying to listen to me, but I'll be continuing to speak in a manner of my choosin

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            • Randal L. Schwartz
            • Stonehenge
      • I post using the "code" option. I started doing that after wrestling with the other posting options while trying to post some comment about perl6 regular expressions. I got sick of escaping everything. Now I don't worry about it.

        Try using Plain Old Text or HTML Formatted, and then use <ECODE> when you want to post code.

        My recomendation would be to set your browser preferences so that your default monospaced font is one which you can read. Try using whichever font/size you use in your text e

        • > Try using Plain Old Text or HTML Formatted,

          I am a reformed man.

          Since earning a 'foe' mark, I have changed my ways. If you slash hackers were wondering whether the 'foe' idea was productive or not, I'm an example of how the feature encouraged pro-social behavior in the wild :)

          > and then use <ECODE> when you want to post code.

          I ran into an unexpected insertion of semicolons when I used it for some HTML in this post [perl.org]. Is there some documentation of ECODE somewhere or should I browse the sourc
          • The "insertion" of the semicolons is not related directly to ECODE, but was a by-product of another bug (actually, it was incorrectly splitting on "&nbsp;" so it became "&nbsp ;"). The post modes, including ECODE, are documented to some degree in the Slashdot FAQ [slashdot.org].
    • I don't notice his font anymore. This is mainly because I'm
      using a text browser, so everyone comes out non-proportional.



      I can tell it's him though, due to the narrow columns,
      which, mind you, are generally easier to read.



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        ---ict / Spoon