On Tue, 2013-05-21 at 10:32 +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote: [...] > The Debian mailinglists exist to foster the development and use of > Debian. This Code of Conduct exists to help towards that goal. > > In particular, the following rules should be adhered to by participants > to discussion on Debian mailinglists: > > 1. Do not flame, use foul language, or in general be abusive or 'flame' is slang and I suspect it is not that widely understood among those who are unused to mailing lists. Try to find a standard English term instead. > disrespectful towards other people on the mailinglists or elsewhere > in Debian. That type of behaviour is not constructive and can quickly > lead to a degradation of the quality of a discussion. [...] > 4. [...] You should preferably also use a > mailer which respects the Mail-Followup-To: header, or make a > best-effort attempt at respecting it manually if you don't. I think we should give up on M-F-T; it has never been standardised and is not widely supported. The most annoying reply behaviour I see is people replying to one list rather than the multiple lists I sent the original message to. We should encourage use of Reply-to-all instead, as erring on the side of inclusion is safer than erring on the side of exclusion. [...] > 6. You should avoid sending attachments; this generates a lot of > unnecessary bandwidth on our listservers. Instead, put the file you > would like to attach online somewhere and post a link. It may be worth clarifying that this applies only to the mailing lists, not the BTS. [...] > Thoughts? I think it should incorporate the appropriate parts of the Debian Community Guidelines. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings friends: People who know you well, but like you anyway.
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