Re: debian-user lsit information and guidelines (posted monthly)
On Sat 23 Jan 2021 at 19:24:37 +0000, Andrew M.A. Cater wrote:
> debian-user is a mailing list provided for support for Debian users,and to facilitate discussion on relevant topics.
> Some guidelines which may help explain how the list works:
> The language on this mailing list is English. There may be other mailing lists that are language-specific:for example, debian-user-french
> It is common for users to be redirected here from other lists - for example, from debian-project, if their query is not appropriate there.
> It is also common for people to be posting here when English is not their primary language. Please be considerate.
> The mailing list is a Debian communication forum. As such, it is subject to both the Debian mailing list Code of Conduct and the main Debian Code of Conduct
> This is a fairly busy mailing list and you may have to wait for an answer - please be patient. Please post answers back to the list so others can benefit; private
> conversations don't benefit people who may be following along on the list or reading the archives later.
> Help and advice on this list is provided by volunteers in their own time. It is common for there to be different opinions or answers provided. If responding to
> someone, be considerate of their time and effort.
> Please try to stay on topic. Arguments for the sake of it are not welcome here. Partisan political / religious / cultural arguments do not belong here either. Debian's community is world wide; don't assume others will agree with your views or need to read them on a Debian list.
> There is a comprehensive FAQ on the Debian Wiki which is in need of updating.
Here we are, trundling along in our own bumbling way. Now we are
promised one of these mails every month to keep us on our toes.
Each mail would have lines longer than the Channel tunnel! What
does this achieve? What has brought about this mail? Have we had
naughty users recently?
In particular, the FAQ on the Debian Wiki is said to be in need of
updating. You know what is usually said about this? It's a wiki;
the comment maker should get stuck into altering it.