Commit a6b1a5a9 authored by Michael Meeks's avatar Michael Meeks
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Random un-polished mailing list advice.

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1999-05-30 Michael Meeks <michael@imaginator.com>
* mailing-list.html: Created.
1999-05-19 Michael Meeks <michael@imaginator.com>
* index.html: Re-phrase and fix 'gnumeruic' in future plans section
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<TITLE>Posting Guidelines</TITLE>
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General mailing list advice
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[ all extracts from <A HREF="ftp://sunsite.doc.ic.ac.uk/pub/rfc/rfc1855.txt">RFC 1855</A> ]
<BLOCKQUOTE>
- If you include a signature keep it short. Rule of thumb
is no longer than 4 lines. Remember that many people pay for
connectivity by the minute, and the longer your message is,
the more they pay.
</BLOCKQUOTE>
<BLOCKQUOTE>
- Be brief without being overly terse. When replying to a message,
include enough original material to be understood but no more. It
is extremely bad form to simply reply to a message by including
all the previous message: edit out all the irrelevant material.
</BLOCKQUOTE>
<BLOCKQUOTE>
- Mail should have a subject heading which reflects
the content of the message.
</BLOCKQUOTE>
<H3>Signature separators</H3>
There is a standard for signature files ( link eludes me just now ) but it stipulates the following. Any signature should have as its first line:<P>
<CENTER>
<B>'-- '</B>
</CENTER><P>
The quotes are omitted, and there should be no other characters beyond a CR/LF on this line.<P>
eg.
<PRE>
--
FAQ: Frequently-Asked Questions at http://www.gnome.org/gnomefaq
To unsubscribe: mail gnome-list-request@gnome.org with
"unsubscribe" as the Subject.
</PRE><P>
It is requested that everyone would abide by these voluntary rules.
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