[ubuntu-uk] Etiquette

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Tue Feb 6 20:43:59 GMT 2007


lairddoog-mailstar at yahoo.co.uk wrote:
> */Tony Arnold <tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk>/* wrote:
>     Looks good, although I'd like to see a bit more about quoting. It should
>     suggest users intersperse their replies with the original message, so
>     that responses to points follow the points raised in the original.
>     Posters should also separate the points they are making with blank line
>     breaks.
>     Or is that too complicated for newbies?
> Perhaps a tad patronising Tony. We newbies might develop better in an
> environment where we don't feel an encumbrance to such accomplished users!

Apologies, it wasn't meant to be patronising! Although I can see how it
comes across that way.

I was just thinking that if this is an etiquette that users new to
mailing lists are to have thrown at them, we don't want to make the
rules so complicated or difficult to follow that they are put off.

On the other hand we do want users (new and old) to follow some
guidelines. I was basically asking about getting the balance right.

Maybe it's best to leave it as it is and I'll crawl back into my hole:-)

Tony Arnold, IT Security Coordinator, University of Manchester,
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