[arch-general] Mailing list etiquette
jordanb123 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 14:28:27 UTC 2016
On Apr 12, 2016 1:06 AM, "Ralf Mardorf" <silver.bullet at zoho.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Apr 2016 03:08:06 -0400, Eli Schwartz wrote:
> >On 04/12/2016 02:23 AM, Stephen wrote:
> >> I apologise, I didn't realise this was the case. I've often read, but
> >> never participated in, mailing lists. Is there a list of "common
> >> etiquette" that you'd recommend reading? I'd like to avoid
> >> embarrassing issues such as this again.
> >You can google "mailing list etiquette" to see some examples.
> >The main rules are:
> >- plaintext, not HTML mail
> >- no attachments
> Some mailing lists allow small attachments. But it's also common
> practise to use http://pastebin.com/, http://picpaste.com/ and smlar
> sites and then just to post links.
> >- wrap lines at 72 characters
> At around 72, <= 80. 72 is the most common used value.
> When posting snippets of code or command line output, line wrapping
> should be avoided.
> >- post replies inline, below the quote (bottom-posting)
> >- remove extraneous quoted matter, especially nested quotes
> In addition:
> - If somebody wants to reply to digest, MIME digest should be used, to
> keep subject and thread of the original posts.
> Reply-to headers shouldn't be used, they could break mailing list
> replies for some MUAs on some mailing lists and we usually should reply
> to the mailing lists only.
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