At work we recently received an invitation to submit an event for a regional “green” calendar that is e-mailed to subscribers monthly. This is an excerpt from the instructions:
Please send all listings in calendar format (10 pt. Arial font, black ink — NO color or other formatting) to ******@aol.com: Day of the week (abbr.), Date (abbr.), Time, Name of Event (IN ALL CAPS), BRIEF description. Sponsoring group, Location, Contact person, Phone (specify area code), Email, URL, Cost. No more than 3 lines, or 50 words, TOTAL.
The formatting requests are burdensome but fair, but FONT? Really?