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netiquette on other lists

This has actually nothing to do with Debian, but I couldn't find any
other list, and I am wondering what the thoughts are of the debian
users about the following.

Most of the subscribers here, must be on other lists too.  How does
netiquette get handled on those lists?

E.g.  I'm in the third year of computer science, but have to do also a
couple of course in the second year.  Each year has a mailinglist
where we can discuss course problems, or computer related stuff.

The third year list, follows the netiquette guidelines rather good,
but the second year they don't care that much.

I made it my point from teaching them to quote below, don't use html,
and don't send spam to the list.  But the more times I ask the poster
the more rude answers I get.  I try to explain why it is better not to
post in html, why it is better not to quote at the top, why it is bad
to reply a random thread and change the subject.

The bigger part follow the guidelines, but there are alwasy a couple
of that don't.  And always go shouting, yelling at me.

It's true I'm almost the only one that says something about it, but I
hope to think that other people think the same but don't want to play
the marthyr.

Have any of you had the same experience?

Rudy Gevaert                rudy@zeus.ugent.be
Web page                    http://www.webworm.org
GNU/Linux user and Savannah hacker http://savannah.gnu.org
Always do right- this will gratify some and astonish the rest.   
                              - Mark Twain (1835-1910)

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