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  • a__1 a__1 Jun 15, 1998 4:00 PM Flag

    calling all shorts...with a valid argume

    In message 1268, you said:

    >A_1....If
    you have a problem reading..........you can click
    on
    >the NEXT MESSAGE button. I'm sure some people don't
    have the
    >time to search the news & click on
    every hypertext link they see
    >on-line.

    In
    response to my message 1267:

    >>I think you
    are right that some people are uncomfortable
    with
    >>hypertext links, however, it has gone to the silly extreme
    that
    >>people
    >>1) post entire news releases that
    everyone here sees by virtue
    >> of their using
    yahoo and getting a quote on BTIM and
    >>2)
    breaking up an entire journal article in 10+ posts,
    rather
    >> than just posting the abstract and a
    link.

    Regarding "not having time to search the news", maybe you
    don't know this or you think the readers of this board
    are stupid, but when you get a stock quote through
    yahoo, it brings up the recent news for that company. If
    you don't read at least that news, you probably don't
    have any business posting. But it is not a big deal to
    hit next, as you say.

    It is more of a deal
    when the technologically challenged repeatedly cut an
    paste a hypertext article, thereby eliminating the
    hypertext AND figures, which are arguably the most
    important part of the paper, rather than just doing
    something like posting the abstract and the link.

    I
    am sure the cut-and-paste poster simply wanted to be
    informative, but give the readers *some* credit. It's not the
    80's--get with the 90's. On occasion hypertext can be more
    useful than text--this was one of them.

 
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