[Mageia-discuss] Mailist etiquette -- gentle reminder

Ahmad Samir ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 28 10:13:02 CEST 2010

On 24 September 2010 20:02, Marc Paré <marc at marcpare.com> wrote:
> There should be a recurring reminder of the mailist and Gmane list rules.
> There are many who are new to mailists and have never had the experience in
> group mailist etiquette. Some people find it annoying/frustrating when
> people top-post, quote whole passages etc. But we should be happy that there
> is so much participation. It just means that we need to every now and then
> send out a gentle reminder of the rules. I think that the "Mailist etiquette
> -- gentle reminder" should be posted every now and then by the Mageia ML
> maintainer just to add a little formality to the message.
> Mailist etiquette:
> - English language only please on the mailist
> - no top posting please
> - when answering, please quote the relevant sentences that is being replied
> - please do not break the threads. Do a proper "Reply" from your email agent
> and your email will be "nested" with the right discussion thread.
> - please do not hijack threads by "Replying" and then changing the "Subject"
> line of the mail
> The exchange of ideas makes us all grow. Mageia, the magic continues.
> Marc

Adding to the above list:
- Please always set the text line wrap in your email client to ~72
characters. (the number of characters per line seems to be a debatable
issue; 72 chars per line is used in both evolution and claws-mail,

Ahmad Samir

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