NOT (was) Re: [long] Re: [Ilugc] Mail attachment in php
- From: prabhu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Prabhu Ramachandran)
- Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2002 11:56:37 +0530
"RR" == Ravi Rao <mail@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
Sabitha> Looking forward to a positive response from you,
RR> You're a frigging idiot.
Ravi, watch your tongue. Abusing folks does not educate them. Not
everyone is familiar with netiquette. Many people today do not
understand what the subscriber's responsibilities are on a mailing
list and many are hopeless when it comes to quoting messages. These
are not dumb people they just don't know whats wrong. Internet access
is fairly ubiquitous these days but most folks are new to forums and
mailing lists. Unfortunately there isn't something like an "internet
license" (like a drivers license) which ensures that anyone using it
has a basic idea of the ground rules. Whats worse is that
knowledgeable people like you abuse them rather than gently guide them
to sites that tell them how to use mailing lists. For instance ESR's
"How To Ask Questions The Smart Way" is an excellent read:
I'd recommend anyone who is on a mailing list read it.
I've also been noticing a little too many off topic posts lately. It
looks like no one reads or remembers the welcome message that is sent
when you subscribe to ilugc. For instance programming related
questions belong on other lists a few of these on ilugc are okay but
this list was started as a FLOSS help list. So here are the list
1. Technical queries may be posted to this list but you are likely
to get a better response on linux-india-help@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.
More information on that list is available here:
2. Please avoid flaming on this list.
3. Please trim your replies and use quoting appropriately.
4. Many users find HTML posts annoying so please post messages on
this list in plain text.
5. Please avoid posts that are not related to Linux and Open Source
6. When you _have_ to send mail that is off-topic remember to
prepend an [OT] or [Off-topic] tag to the subject. Similarly if the
mail involves something commercial please prepend a [Commerial] tag.
Come to think of it I think item 1 is a little too old and does not
hold anymore. ILUGC is huge with more than 700 subscribers. Many are
subscribed with nomail but its clear that we are a large group. I
think technical questions on FLOSS related stuff is OK for the list
but dont push your luck with off topic queries.
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