[haiku-development] Re: how to write so others read

  • From: "Mathew Schofield" <mr.schofield@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 07:43:43 +1000

2008/8/11 Axel Dörfler <axeld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> Top posting and leaving old unrelated context in the mail is
> unfortunate, but bearable. I appreciate if someone mentions the
> netiquette from time to time - it's not that we would force everyone to
> write this way, but it surely doesn't hurt to mention how we prefer to
> communicate.
> If you adapt yourself or not is your decision, but at least you then
> know what you do.
> And some style related things, like seen in the previous mails from
> Richard, really make it hard to follow the content. And since I have so
> many mails to read each day, it may happen that I ignore it just
> because of that (as I don't have to answer to any mail anyway). Others
> may do the same, and that's surely not in Richard's interest.

I would suggest the community creates a 'New User guideline' and a
'Posting Guideline'.
When a new user posts, simply refer to both of these guidelines.

I want to emphasise the terminology too, as the term rules can be
daunting to eager new users.

And i do apologize if my previous E-mail was a bit harsh, i dont want
to offend i only want to make sure that the community itself strives
to better itself. There would be nothing worse then finally reaching
R1 with a community that simply wasnt ready to socialise with the
world :-).

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