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Anne Kilmer viceroy at
Sun Sep 24 19:24:09 EDT 2000

Dear Mark,
You are not the first, and will not be the last to clog mailboxes and be
Rise above it and stick around; apart from a touch of techiness we're a
good bunch, and usually kind to newbies. 
When my scanner was new, I was a menace ... it happens to all of us. 
It's a lovely photo, and I hope you do a web page and share more of them
with us. 
And yes, the file took five minutes to load, during which time ... well,
never mind. It's a pretty butterfly.
Anne Kilmer

Mark Plessner wrote:
> This is Mark Plessner. I apologies for the large file I had no idea that it
> could even possibly be an inconvenience or inappropriate or just a bad
> thing. I stumbled across this newsgroup, and thought butterfly people would
> enjoy seeing butterflies as well as writing about butterflies. If I ever
> think I have anything worth contributing in the future, I will most
> certainly get permission first, before making any post, I am sorry if I
> offended anyone in any way.
> Sincerely
> Mark Plessner
> Pierre A Plauzoles <plauzolesp at> wrote in message
> news:39CE44F2.EC4A786D at
> > "Paul , E.L.G." wrote:
> >
> > > Please - no more big binary files to the list. Any of the recipients on
> > > slow servers will have freaked out at this one.
> > >
> > > Post the picture to your webspace and tell us the url.
> > >
> > > Come on - you know the score.
> >
> > Yes, we all do.  You could do even better by emailing the gentleman
> > privately and without being confrontational about it (explain the reason
> > and so on), but, given that we who monitor the newsgroup regularly already
> > "know the score", I see no reason to take up bandwidth on the newsgroup
> for
> > this.  As for the principle of it, I see this posting as rather large, yes
> > -- to say the least, and especailly for a newsgroup not specifically set
> up
> > for large graphics files -- but the size of even this file is a mighty
> > small price to pay for the beauty in it.
> >
> > Nest time, before complaining about something like this, please rant and
> > rave at Bill Gates for the sloppy code in some of his products.
> >

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