[wp-hackers] PROPOSAL: Use sunmanagers etiquette to help reduce
list S/N ratio
viper at viper007bond.com
Sat Oct 6 12:37:49 GMT 2007
I personally don't like #4. Sure, it'd cut down a lot on the traffic, but
then I'd have to rely on the original poster to make sure my thoughts /
points got to the rest of the list. That could take a lot of time, leave out
some ideas, etc. Plus the "SUMMARY" thing might screw those of us over using
clients like GMail which auto-thread e-mails (I believe it puts heavy weight
on the subject line, but I could be wrong).
If I didn't want tons of e-mails, I wouldn't have joined a high-traffic
mailing list. ;)
On 10/6/07, Doug Stewart <zamoose at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't know how many of you have experience in the Sun/Solaris admin
> community, but the Sun Managers list is usually a great place to go to
> get information and solutions to your problems
> It is a bit more specialized in its intent than wp-hackers, for
> certain, but I believe several of the rules they uphold might be
> To wit:
> 1: This list is NOT moderated! Every message that is sent to the list
> will be passed on to every member of the list.
> 2: Requests to have addresses added or removed from the list should NOT
> be sent to the entire list. Instead, addresses should be added
> or removed via the web page at http://www.sunmanagers.org
> Similarly, test messages of any sort should not be sent to the list.
> 4: All responses are to be mailed back to the questioner and are NOT to
> sent to the entire list. Any response to a list message sent to the
> list, rather than to the person asking the question, will be deleted
> without notice. The person who originally asked the question has the
> responsibility of summarizing the answers and sending the entire
> summary back to the list. When a summary is sent back to the list,
> the word "SUMMARY" should be the first word of the "Subject" line.
> 5: Discussions on ANY topic are not allowed and will not be tolerated.
> If you want to discuss something, take it to the appropriate Sun
> 6: If it is not specifically related to Sun system management, then it
> does NOT belong on this list. Requests for vendor recommendations
> are tolerated, provided that the hardware in question is something
> system managers normally purchase.
> 9: Requests for software (free or otherwise) should be limited to
> software that is directly related to Sun SYSTEM MANAGEMENT ONLY.
> 10: Read the appropriate manuals BEFORE posting, including the "Read
> This First" documents. Oftentimes the manuals contain answers for
> common problems.
> 12: A posting to sunmanagers is not a general invitation to email the
> poster -- if you wish to send email to a sunmanagers poster, the email
> you send should be related to the posting, else it will be unsolicited
> email and may be treated like any other unsolicited email (e.g. spam).
> Sunmanagers is not to be used to collect email addresses of people who
> manage Sun systems. Those who do this not only violate the list's
> policy, but risk seriously offending the very people they are
> attempting to reach.
> 13: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE...Think before you send a message! Ask yourself
> "is this really appropriate?" There are enough other newsgroups
> and mailing lists around to cover the marginal topics. Perhaps there
> is another forum that is more appropriate? Check the list of Sun
> specific newsgroups included in the FAQ. Perhaps your message would
> be more appropriate there?"
> I know that's a lot to read through, but the rules are presented in
> plain language and might make a very good jumping-off point for a
> similar revision of wp-hackers, particularly rules #4 and 13.
> What do you all think? Draw up something similar and post it
> prominently on the list page, reference it when folks get out of line,
> wp-hackers mailing list
> wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com
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