HOW TO POST MESSAGES TO FEDORA-LIST
Robert L Cochran
cochranb at speakeasy.net
Sat Dec 13 04:42:51 UTC 2003
My experience is that when someone tries "crack down" on list members,
the whole list suffers for it. It hurts you and it hurts me. There is
such a thing as freedom of expression.
It doesn't matter to me how someone writes. Nor do I care whether that
person uses correct punctuation or English. I respect a person's style
of writing. I do not force my own style on that person; I'll fail anyhow.
What matters is that person's need for help and ideas. That is what the
list is for.
Peter Eddy wrote:
> Brian Connolly wrote:
>> So Open Source really then doesn't equate to open mind.
>> Ummmmmmmm. That's too bad.
> Brian, all that is being asked is that people on this list try to make
> it as easy as possible for other people to read their posts. The rules
> for doing so, which are generally accepted etiquette for usenet and
> lists like this one, have been posted.
> It's not a question of having an open mind, it's a question of everyone
> else having enough time to sort through messy posts trying to figure out
> what is trying to be said. Please try to understand that people want to
> be helpful and contribute here, but they have other things to do as well.
>> On Fri, 2003-12-12 at 19:51, Peter Eddy wrote:
>>> /jdow wrote:
>>>> If I have to live in a strait jacket why bother to post at all?
>>>> (Hint, I hardly ever bother anymore.)
>>> I think the best reason is that there's a lot of traffic on this list
>>> and by not following simple rules for legibility and consistency in
>>> posts it makes it much harder for everyone to get value out of this
>>> The other reason is that a lot of people will just ignore you if you
>>> don't follow the rules.
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