[Ilugc] Monthly reminder: mailing list guidelines

Shakthi Kannan cyborg4k at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 30 23:02:31 IST 2006


This is a monthly reminder to members of this list
about the posting guidelines. Please don't reply to
this e-mail. If you'd like to update it, do it here:


1. Use a proper subject line.

2. Do not troll in the mailing list

Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_troll

3. Use [OT] for off-topic messages and general
discussions or use ilugc-non-tech at googlegroups.com.

4. Do not top-post:

Link: http://www.caliburn.nl/topposting.html

Example of a top-post:

   Because it messes up the order in which 
   people normally read text.
   > > Why is top-posting 
   > > such a bad thing?
   > > What is the most 
   > > annoying thing in e-mail?

Always use bottom-posting.

> What is your name ?
  My name is ILUGC.

5. Do not over-quote:

Example of an over-quote:

>>> On Friday you said
>>>  blah blah blah
>> On Saturday you said
>>  foo foo foo
> On Sunday you said
>  foobar

6. Do not post HTML messages

7. Do not recycle messages

8. Do not send attachments

9. Do not attach obnoxious, nonsensical legal
disclaimers. If your company uses disclaimers, don't
use your company ID for the mailing list.

10. Do not reply to a digest. (If you are in digest
mode and want to reply to a post use ILUGC Gmane blog


11. Search for answers for your questions/problems in
google.com or any other search engine before posting
your query to the mailing list.

If any of the above are not clear to you, Please read
the detailed list guidelines:


12. Do not post messages in all capital letters. Mails
in CAPS is considered rude and is similar to shouting
during a conversation.

13. If you or your company is into GNU/Linux
migration, or you want help into GNU/Linux migration,
check here:

14. If you are looking for GNU/Linux distro CDs please
check here:

15. Following these guidelines could be helpful:

16. Don't send season's greetings or birthday invites
to the group. Its not mailing list etiquette.

We must use the above guidelines to maintain better
readability, proper archives, efficient bandwidth
usage, etc. 

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