[License-discuss] List moderation and CoC enforcement [was Re: proposal for revising (and making relevant) the code of conduct]

David Woolley forums at david-woolley.me.uk
Sun Jan 6 09:42:11 UTC 2013

John Cowan wrote:

> I would like the "direct contact" option placed third and last, where
> hopefully most people will not even reach it.

All the netiquette guides I remember seeing say that going on list 
should be last, or never.

I know of one list where the official policy is that all complaints 
should go through the moderator, particularly accusations of being off 
topic.  That particular list has posting guidelines that allow loosely 
related articles, but a number of people who will attack posters, on and 
off list, for anything not very tightly connected to he product.  Most 
really off topic posts there are actually people violating the policy 
about off topic complaints!

David Woolley
Emails are not formal business letters, whatever businesses may want.
RFC1855 says there should be an address here, but, in a world of spam,
that is no longer good advice, as archive address hiding may not work.

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