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    Subject[Moving rapidly offtopic] Re: CML2 1.3.1, aka "I stick my neck out a mile..."
    "Eric S. Raymond" <> writes:

    >@hd{McQuary limit} @p{} 4 lines of at most 80 characters each,
    > sometimes still cited on Usenet as the maximum acceptable size of a
    > @es{sig block}. Before the great bandwidth explosion of the early
    > 1990s, long sigs actually cost people running Usenet servers
    > significant amounts of money. Nowadays social pressure against
    > long sigs is intended to avoid waste of human attention rather
    > than machine bandwidth. Accordingly, the McQuary limit should
    > be considered a rule of thumb rather than a hard limit; it's
    > best to avoid sigs that are large, repetitive, and distracting.
    > See also @es{warlording}.

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