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[SLE] Re: An etiquette for this list - a call for discussion
  • From: pthomas@xxxxxxx (Philipp Thomas)
  • Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2000 19:22:41 +0200
  • Message-id: <20000401192241.N11509@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

* James (Jim) Hatridge (hatridge@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) [20000401 18:59]:

> Personally I see no reason to have rules on this list. We are doing fine
> without them.

I tend to disagree, but more on that later on.

> I know that Germans in general love the rule book.

Yep, sadly they tend to do that :( But rest assured that I'm *not* in that

> Heck, the stamp club I belong to has it in the rule book that we all will
> say "du" to each other.

Oh yeah, typical sign of the german tendancy to overregulate things :)

> The major problem with having stated rules will be the self-appointed "SuSE Police".
> Then if someone gets alittle off topic we'll have someone going on about ยง3 etc, etc.

I don't think we'd have such problems, specially as this *is* an
international list. I'd guess the danger of this to happen would be *much*
higher if this was a german list.

> This list being on a (more or less) basic level then I expect allot of
> simple questions. No problem, either we go over the basics again with the
> new guy or if we just did it last week we tell him to look at the SuSE
> site.

But IMO it wouldn't hurt either to point out places where somebody with a
question could/should look first before turning to the list. And I'd
*really* love to see things like HTML postings, unnecessary attachments and
excessive quoting (and it's specially the latter that annoyed me most
lately) vanishing from this list or at least getting reduced. And an
_unofficial_ ettiquette would help achieving that. At least I think it would
and it seems like others here agree with me.

But first of all this is exactly the discussion I hoped I could start :)


Philipp Thomas <pthomas@xxxxxxx>
SuSE GmbH, Schanzaecker Str. 10, D-90443 Nuremberg, Germany

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