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Re: address@hidden is premoderated

From: Mark Wielaard
Subject: Re: address@hidden is premoderated
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 10:31:37 +0100

On Mon, 2019-10-28 at 16:28 -0400, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
> In this case the intent was to keep the conversations on topic for the
> list in question as documented for gnu-misc-discuss:
> (which I
> didn't write).

So specifically for this list:

   Flaming is out of place.  Tit-for-tat is not welcome.  Repetition
   should not occur.

   Good READING and writing are expected.  Before posting, wait a
   while, cool off, and think.

So take your time to reply and think whether you actually have a new
point to make, or if you are just restating your opinion again. If
possible bundle your replies to several messages. Restricting yourself
to just one message a day to the list is not a bad thing.

Don't just reply to every message repeating your opinion or have a tit-
for-tat discussion with just one member of the list. Also consider
addressing the list directly and remove individuals from the CC to
prevent a rapid fire back-and-forth between two people simply
disagreeing without the messages even having made it to the list yet.

Make sure you have read the kind communication guide:

Some important points from that: Assume other participants are posting
in good faith, even if you disagree with what they say.  Please do not
criticize people for wrongs that you only speculate they may have done;
stick to what they actually say and actually do. Please respond to what
people actually said, not to exaggerations of their views.  Your
criticism will not be constructive if it is aimed at a target other
than their real views. If in a discussion someone brings up a tangent
to the topic at hand, please keep the discussion on track by focusing
on the current topic rather than the tangent. If you think the tangent
is an important and pertinent issue, please bring it up as a separate
discussion, with a Subject field to fit, and consider waiting for the
end of the current discussion.

And for governance discussions, they should stay on topic and be about
governance. Discussions about individuals and their capabilities are
off topic.



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