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Month: November 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Official Mailing Lists

From: Kristopher John Gamrat <chaotickjg@...>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2011 13:12:10 -0500

On Wednesday 16 November 2011 12:56:32 pm Darrell Anderson wrote:
> At our web site page for joining mailing lists, we have a section titled
> "Mailing List Etiquette."
> Should we expand that section with a short policy statement about expected
> attitudes? I don't want to discourage healthy debates and discussions,
> which always will include a wide range of opinions, but if we post a policy
> we establish nominal knowable boundaries and basic CYA.
> Perhaps in list messages we could add a reminder sentence in the footer
> with something to the effect about thinking positively and not to attack
> the goals of other projects?
> Just thinking out loud with respect to our recent "damage control"
> discussion...

I do think we need to make the top-posting bit and the reminder in the message 
footers more obvious, people seem to keep ignoring it, and it is very 

I'd hope that a basic set of etiquette would be obvious to people, but that 
isn't always so. That's further complicated by the fact that we have 
different cultures here that have different ideas about what basic etiquette 
is. I definitely think we should have something posted in a quite obvious 
mannger that most people can agree on.

Kristopher Gamrat
Ark Linux webmaster