Sometime Today, LA cobbled together some glyphs to say:
Please comment on this list usage guidelines. We had a
this topic before.
Mention at the top that new members are put on moderation until they
show that they understand and follow the rules. This could be anywhere
between 2 posts to never.
Point number 11. No apostrophe in URLs. It is a plural, not a
possessive. Also mention that pasting whole articles could amount to
copyright violation, which is not something this list encourages.
Point number 10. Put the acronym examples on different lines to make it
easier to distinguish them.
Point number 16. Top posting is not the only reason why members can be
put on temporary moderation. Persistent violation of rules could get
you on moderation. Excessive flaming, abuse of other members,
persistent overquoting, top-posting, or posting of large messages.
Sending forwards/chain mails to the list, or individually to list
members (if they complain to the list-admin) or to the
list-admin/list-owner address will also get you onto moderation.
Point number 17 is replaced with point number 16 so can be dropped.
Also mention that as far as possible we prefer putting people on
moderation to banning them from the list, but in extreme cases, for
example, a member indulging in continuous personal attacks against list
members, a user can be banned from the list.
I think the rules on the website and the points I've mentioned here
cover all situations that at least I've seen in the last 5 years here.
I guess if Sagar or Sandesh were still on the list, they'd have
something to add.
I'd suggest that we also mention that seniority on the list is no excuse
for flouting the rules :P but I'll throw that out for list members to
When I left you, I was but the learner.
Now I am the master.