18591Concerns about non-Linux or FLOS content on the list
- Mar 1, 2009Guys,
So this is my rant as a less active mailing list user recently.
I subscribe to the daily digest, so this may have been missed by the
others who subscribe to the the list in real-time mode, but I'm
noticing a terrible trend of more non-Linux, non FLOS content on the
summary listing of topics than actual on-topic Linux discussions.
Can we please save such posts for TTCS or Computing mailing list discussions?
We shouldn't have to be talking about mailing list etiquette to
seasoned mailing list users after all this time. The TLUG (Tokyo LUG)
has a very good model of mailing list etiquette at
http://tlug.jp/listpolicy.php that I suggest we try to follow here as
As a guide to those of us with Linux questions, I would suggest one
references Eric Raymond's How To Questions The Smart Way article at
http://catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html before posting.
For those of us with opinion articles or other already online-posted
content to share that IS Linux or FLOS related related, posting a link
to the online content is sufficient, if you must include actual
content, post at most a 4 line summary.
The entire article does NOT have to be reposted. Ditto for replies to
such threads, cut and paste the relevant part you're replying to, then
reply to it.
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