Mailing-list Gudelines. Yes or No
lunixer at gmail.com
Sat Sep 13 18:06:40 UTC 2008
On Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 1:47 AM, Frank Murphy <frankly3d at gmail.com> wrote:
> You are possible going to lose a number of seasoned user
> troubleshooters, if mailing list guidelines continue to be pushed back
> in peoples faces, for attempting to do the correct thing.
> Maybe once and for all decide does the list need guidelines, Yes or No?
Guidelines are needed. They have the purpose of establishing order.
A newcomer will do whatever unless he is made aware of the conventions used.
Some individuals have a sense of order and commitment and will try to
bring the guidelines up to light. This actually helps because most
don't care about keeping order. I believe the approach is the key: the
tone used to remind repeat offenders or made newcomers aware of the
Anarchy must be avoided.
Everything around us is an ordered chaos.
This list is *the* resource of help for many. Thanks to the few that
share their years of experience with the rest of us.
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