mailing list and guidelines



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General Mailing List Guidelines §

  1. Be polite, Respect others, Assume good faith.
  2. Debate the issue, do not engage in personal attacks / Flamewars.
  3. Before posting a question, first research your problem by reading past messages on this list and other sources on the internet.
  4. Send really descriptive questions or informational postings.
  5. Follow up with a brief note on the solution.
  6. Keep your messages closely related to the topic of the thread your replying to.
  7. Write a good subject line.
  8. Keep your email short and to the point, Don’t send meaningless messages, like “me too” or “thank you” posts that do not contribute to the conversation.
  9. Provide URLs to articles wherever possible.
  10. Don’t be critical of people’s questions posted to the email discussion group.
  11. If in doubt, send a message to the list moderator and ask.
  12. Don’t send somebody else’s personally identifying information.
  13. Don’t send copyrighted material not owned by you and not licensed to you for redistribution.
  14. Encourage newcomers to lurk for a while and absorb the “style” of your group, before posting any messages.
  15. No self-promotion, job listings, or advertising unless relevant to the topic.
  16. Commercial posts are not acceptable, although you may provide your commercial contact information in your signature.
  17. Avoid using the mailing list for political or ideological battle.
  18. No chain letters.