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Re: [Xen-users] Proposal for a xen-users(/devel?) netiquette

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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Proposal for a xen-users(/devel?) netiquette
From: "Henning Sprang" <henning_sprang@xxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2006 11:48:42 +0200
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On 9/21/06, Tim Post <tim.post@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
My question then is if guidelines are posted clearly, and someone has
obviously not read the guidelines or cares not to follow them .. should
their question just not be answered?

In general, ihnoring people is, yeah, ignorant :)
No, really, they should be, as part of the answer, be informed that
they should read the netiquette before further posting.

On the flip side, someone who was diligent and trying to help themselves
first and use the list as a last resort will be frustrated and in a big
hurry by the time they get to it.. so its only natural to assume a "yeah
yeah whatever" attitude on their part when they are presented with the

Someone being caught deliberately ignoring the guidelines after
multiple hints to them should be ignored after a while. But I hope
this will not be necessary.

I don't think the idea making the list fully moderated, (in my
understanding meaning only reviewed posts come through), is a good
idea in general. Unmoderated Mailing lists work fine all over the
world, so there's no reason the xen-users list should fail.
It's also not already very bad, but I wanted to make it a bit nicer,
and mainly help people doing better postings, because some do bad
postings because they don't know better.


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