[PLUG] Mailing List / Posting Issues / Proposed Resolution / Attn: Plug Mail Admin

Sunil Beta Baskar betasam at gmail.com
Mon Aug 13 18:21:40 PDT 2012


Hello everyone at PLUG,

For those who are facing issues posting to PLUG mail.
it is time that these are resolved  in a manner that increases
e-mail participation and encourages people to post on this list.

The plug mail administrator is reachable on -
list-manager at plug-mail.org.in

The PLUG mailing list etiquette is here (it needs to be friendlier)
http://www.plug.org.in/mailing-list/
These guidelines should also be sent as part of a 'welcome message'

Suggestions:
Section 1 'before posting'
+ item 5
- Linux documentation is available at http://tldp.org/
    - http://www.linuxdoc.org the docbook archive and Q&A

Section 2 'posting to the list'
+ item 3
- Please give a link for newbies to understand what is 'top-posting'
(everyone needs a HowTo post without violating list guidelines,
however relaxed.)
link for help: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posting_style#Top-posting

+ item 21
- Please give the administrator a maximum of 2-days [to permit moderated posts]
would serve better than
('a day or two' is ambiguous.)

Reference for experts and mailing list administrators:
http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc1855.html (RFC1855) - Netiquette including
mailing lists (3.1.2)

If the present administrator chooses to, then another member may be selected
to assist them in mailing list administration.

After seeing more mails being discarded, I think PLUG must become as
friendly as before.
My first post to PLUG was from hotmail (c. 1999) and was a top-post.
If that had been refused,
I would certainly have been discouraged.

Sunil Beta
(Fingers-crossed, hoping that this actually makes it to the list.)



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