[CentOS-devel] Mailing lists

Thu Jun 9 11:22:12 UTC 2005
James Olin Oden <james.oden at gmail.com>

On 6/8/05, John Newbigin <jnewbigin at ict.swin.edu.au> wrote:
> Is anyone interested in composing a centos mailing list FAQ/AUP or at
> least netiquette for the centos list.
> Some suggestions which could be added:
> a) Don't top post
> b) Don't ask a new question in an existing thread etc.
> c) when asked by a moderator to take a discussion off list, do it.
> d) If someone on the list does a) or b) and you feel the need to
> complain then reply to them directly and not via the list.
But do you think that such a FAQ would be read and followed.  a,c and
d are just common sense if you have been on the internet for any
period of time (well c and d are common sense without any experience).
  b is close to being common sense.   Even still, if you write it down
they won't necessarily comply.  I think the best way to avoid stuff
like this is simply not to reply to people who do this sort of stuff
(also, if you remove someone from the list when they don't comply with
c, well that will cary a stronger message).

Just my 2 cents...james