[maemo-community] netiquette, quoting style, general rules...

From: Joerg Reisenweber joerg at openmoko.org
Date: Mon Dec 17 12:55:47 EET 2012
A timeless sidenote:

please read, understand, and apply
whenever posting to a maemo.org mailing list.

Generally plain text messages (no HTML, no multipart/alternative) and 
interleaved quoting style, or bottom post, both with proper trimming to the 
bare minimum needed for context, are recommended for all maemo mailing lists. 

Tofu *) posting is deprecated especially since mailing lists are regularly 
arranged in threads which conveniently present the conversation history and 
thus don't need a fullquote in each post for documentation purposes. 
Fullquotes just cause redundant traffic and storage consumption for each of 
your ML-post's recipients.

Consider that every minute you invest into making your post more enjoyable to 
read pays back a thousandfold on thousands of recipients and actually helps to 
transport your points. Sloppiness isn't perceived well and shows you don't 
care about those you hope will read your post.

I know it's hard to always follow those rules in daily hassle, but we all can 
try to become better with it.

jOERG (councilor)

*) "Text Over, Fullquote Under", 
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