[Mono-devel-list] [OT] Netiquette in the list
dick at ximian.com
Mon Apr 4 08:51:37 EDT 2005
On Fri, 2005-04-01 at 20:31 +0200, Valient Gough wrote:
> Uh oh, the standards police have arrived.
> This is a public forum,
> so format your messages as you wish,
> and wear your fireproof undies.
The people with the answers have very limited time; time spent wading
through HTML-formatted mails (as Paolo says, a good indication of lack
of meaningful content) or paging through screenfulls of unsnipped
quoting trying to match context is time spent not hacking on the code.
If you want your question to the list answered, you need to make it as
easy as possible to see what the problem is. That means providing it in
the format generally expected (ie meaningful subject, concise inline
quoting, plain text.) Otherwise it's likely that the mail will just be
deleted unread while we're scanning through the list.
Indeed, if you can't be bothered to do that why should we bother to
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