[nycbug-talk] Mailing List Etiquette

George R. george at sddi.net
Mon Mar 20 14:13:21 EST 2006

pete wright wrote:
> Hey All,
> Just a quick note to remind everyone of our mailing list etiquette. 
> Nycbug has tried to stay as close to the established *BSD mailing list
> guidelines as possible.  Because so much of our discussions happen via
> email, I think it is important that we are all playing by the sames
> rules.  For those of you who have been around for a long time, sorry
> for the repeat email ;-)
> Here is a quick summary of what we feel proper mailing list etiquette
> is (cribbed from FreeBSD):
> http://tinyurl.com/ghlyy
> "
> What are the special etiquette consideration when replying to an
> existing posting on the mailing lists?
> - Please include relevant text from the original message. Trim it to
> the minimum, but do not overdo it. It should still be possible for
> somebody who did not read the original message to understand what you
> are talking about.
> This is especially important for postings of the type "yes, I see this
> too", where the initial posting was dozens or hundreds of lines.
> - Use some technique to identify which text came from the original
> message, and which text you add. A common convention is to prepend ">
> " to the original message. Leaving white space after the "> " and
> leaving empty lines between your text and the original text both make
> the result more readable.
> - Please ensure that the attributions of the text you are quoting is
> correct. People can become offended if you attribute words to them
> that they themselves did not write
> - Please do not top post. By this, we mean that if you are replying to
> a message, please put your replies after the text that you copy in
> your reply.
> "
> I would suggest checking out the whole FAQ on the FreeBSD site
> regarding etiquette if you have not already, it's worth reading.  I am
> hoping that by following these guidelines we will make our list and
> archives a useful and easy to use resource for the entire community.
> Thanks,
>     Pete
> --
> ~~o0OO0o~~
> Pete Wright
> www.nycbug.org
> NYC's *BSD User Group

Thanks petee. . .

And as Pete knows, we even have our own friendly guide on this stuff.


Unfortunately, long sigs are an evil too. <g>

Yes, top posting is bad.


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