[CentOS] Guidelines for CentOS Mailing List posts

Vandaman vandaman2002-sk at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Jan 10 11:14:22 UTC 2009


Some people don't know how to conduct themselves on usenet 
and mailing lists. Despite the mailing list guidelines 
being crystal clear about no html posting and not top-posting
we have people still doing so. People still use text-readers to
access the mailing list so you could be denying access to these 
people by flouting the mailing list guidelines.

This is an example of top-posting
http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos/2009-January/070494.html

There are legitimate newbies who top-post because they know no 
different and can acquaint themselves with the mailing list guidelines 
at http://www.centos.org/modules/tinycontent/index.php?id=16

Maybe the guidelines can updated to say trimming of emails as well and 
maybe link to examples on Wikipedia of top-posting and bottom-posting.

Newbies aside, there are guys still top-posting who have ignored polite 
offlist messages not to top-post. Its not the time to be nannying people
over how to behave on mailing list.

Regards, 
Vandaman.


      



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