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Re: [OFF-TOPIC] Mailing List Netiquette

On Tue, Jan 09, 2007 at 11:37:30PM -0800 or thereabouts, Justin Gallardo wrote:
> Hey All,
> I am preparing a presentation to a group of students on mailing list
> netiquette(as you may have guessed by the subject), and thought that maybe I
> could use the busiest mailing list I followed as a good source of
> information. I have thought of numerous things to bring up in the
> presentation including rules about top-posting(not doing it), tips to help
> keep the flow of conversation, and other various things. There was one thing
> that I wasn't quite sure what everyone's opinion was though. When replying
> to an email, is it proper to leave the original poster in the To: line of
> the email, and the CC the list? Or is it better to just send your reply to
> the list, not specifically mentioning the original poster. Possibly it is
> acceptable to just do whatever Reply All in your client gives you(I would
> think the effect of this is configurable through the mailing list). I was
> curious if I could get other's input on this matter. Also, if you can think
> of any other good points to bring up during this talk, I would love to hear
> them. The purpose of the talk is to help create better open source community
> members for the future. So any help now could possibly save you some
> heartache later :-).

Justin, I'd also add; Use proper sentences and paragraphs. 

One example you might want to follow is to break up your sentences into
proper paragraphs, it makes it easier for others to read. :)

It also shows that perhaps one is leading by example.

P.S. Sorry to pick on you, but this was a glaring etiquette mistake, (at least
to me).

One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has
only nine lives.
		-- Mark Twain, "Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar"

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