Re: FAQ for the list

Jeff:
Do you have the web space for it?
I was thinking of setting up a wiki that discusses a lot of stuff on my site.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Jeff Bishop" <jeff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 8:45 PM
Subject: Re: FAQ for the list


I just registered blindprogramming.net. If only we could get some of the older resources that were on blindprogramming.com for it.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Tyler Littlefield" <tyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 7:43 PM
Subject: Re: FAQ for the list


wow, I think it depends on the list and it's members really; don't advertize something like a "music sharing list" in the sig, but I would've thought that was common sense. Blindprogramming doesn't exist anymore I don't think, but there is nonvisualdevelopment.org
HTH,
----- Original Message ----- From: "tribble" <lauraeaves@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 8:33 PM
Subject: Re: FAQ for the list


Hi -- oh ok -- before I get into the Q&A, I didn't get in on the start of
this thread -- what list is this faq for? It would help to know what I'm
talkking about...*smile*

Anyway, "What is the policy for advertizing on the list?" My observations
from various lists is that if the ad is for something on topic it is
generally ok, but if it is off topic it is spam. An exception might be a
very brief ad in the signature of an email.

What other lists, repositories or other resources relating to programming or
IDE's are available?
Just list the other lists we know about, plus inthane's grab bag, jamal's
site, blindprogramming.com, and whatever other links are appropriate.

Does anyone disagree with any of this? It seems to me on one of the nfb
lists once someposted an email containing a business ad in his signature
line and the moderator flamed about it and kicked him off the list. Lately
things are much more lenient.  I guess the policy depends on the list.

HTH
--le

----- Original Message ----- From: "Haden Pike" <haden.pike@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 5:56 PM
Subject: Re: FAQ for the list


Could you also post what you believe your answers to your questions are,
which I will add to or leave the same. This will save me some time writing
it all.
Thanks.

Haden Pike
Email: haden.pike@xxxxxxxxx

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From: "tribble" <lauraeaves@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 6:31 PM
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: FAQ for the list

you could also add what is the policy about advertizing on the list? What
other resources (lists, repositories, etc) are available?


----- Original Message ----- From: "Alex Hall" <mehgcap@xxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 4:40 PM
Subject: e: FAQ for the list


Well...
1.  What subjects are acceptable on this list?
2.  How much can these be stretched (can you ask how to use an
IDE, for example)?
3.  What happens if you post an off-topic message? Is this okay
if you mark the message with an indicator, such as "OT"?
4.  What is the cross-posting policy?
5.  If I reply to sender, what happens?
6.  What is the average list traffic?
That is all I have for now.

Have a great day,
Alex

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Bishop" <jeff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date sent: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 14:30:47 -0700
Subject: FAQ for the list

I think the best thing is to open t his up to the user community
and see
what they think we should include?  What say all of you?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Haden Pike" <haden.pike@xxxxxxxxx
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 2:29 PM
Subject: Re: state of the list as I know it at this time ...


What all would you like me to put in the FAQ?

Haden Pike
Email: haden.pike@xxxxxxxxx

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From: "Jeff Bishop" <jeff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 5:16 PM
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: state of the list as I know it at this time ...

Yes, html would be prefered.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Haden Pike" <haden.pike@xxxxxxxxx
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 1:34 PM
Subject: Re: state of the list as I know it at this time ...


I would need to know what you wish to address.  I would assume
things
like:
What is off topic for this list? What kind of topics are
discussed? etc.
Also, what format would you want it in, html?

Haden Pike
Email: haden.pike@xxxxxxxxx

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From: "Jeff Bishop" <jeff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 12:25 PM
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: state of the list as I know it at this time ...

Thank you.  That would be awesome.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Haden Pike" <haden.pike@xxxxxxxxx
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 9:17 AM
Subject: Re: state of the list as I know it at this time ...


As far as an FAQ, I would be happy to write it.

Haden Pike
Email: haden.pike@xxxxxxxxx

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From: "Jamal Mazrui" <empower@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 11:51 AM
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: state of the list as I know it at this time ...

My two cents on this ....  I think the recent list problems have
mainly
been due to how people have been using the list rather than due
to
limitations of the FreeLists technology, which seems to work
well for
the
JAWSScripts, Program-L, and other lists.  I agree that is dumb
for
list
server software to get confused by the word "subscribe" in the
subject,
and other such anomalies, but think they have generally been
rare and
not
interfered with the general functioning of the list.  I think
that
changing to Yahoo or Google sounds like it would create as many
problems
as it solves.  I suggest we stay with FreeLists but try to
manage the
human interface better, including more regular intervention by
the
moderator, less flaming, and perhaps monthly reminders about
list
commands, and a FAQ if we can find a volunteer to write one.

Jamal

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