[AusNOG] Professional Respect.

David Hughes david at hughes.com.au
Tue Apr 14 09:04:31 EST 2009


While there is nothing better than an open and robust debate, can  
everyone please ensure that they abide by the charter of this mailing  
list.  I draw particular attention to the section covering  
Professional Respect.  I've included a copy of the charter below for  
your convenience.



The AusNOG mailing list has been established to provide a forum for
  the exchange of technical information, the discussion of specific
  implementation issues that require cooperation among network service
  providers, the discussion of operational issues, and the discussion of
  technical issues directly relating to the internet service provision
  and telecommunications industry.

  This is NOT a forum for journalists to pick up leads, sales people to
  sell things, or end-users to pester their ISP. Such behaviour will not
  be tolerated (see "Moderation" below).

  Professional respect:

  As a list subscriber, you are required to respect the opinion of
  others, even if you disagree with it. Healthy debate on a topic is
  good, however personal attacks or flaming will not be tolerated.

  It would be worthwhile for new list subscribers to become familiar
  with the posters on the list before jumping in. Some of the guys here
  are experts in their field and have spent years building large-scale
  networks. Their experience is a resource to be valued.

  Remember that when you post mail to the AusNOG mailing list, your post
  will be received by hundreds, or even thousands, or your current and
  potential peers, customers, suppliers and employers. Think before
  posting . you don't want to look foolish in front of these people as
  these are the very people you may need to ask for a job, or a favour,
  one day. The list is also publically archived.

  We ask that list subscribers refrain from using derogatory language,
  both towards individuals, and towards companies or products.


  (a) Don't quote 50 lines of text and add one line to it. Quote what is
  necessary to maintain context, but don't overdo it;

  (b) Keep your signatures and disclaimers short. It's no fun seeing
  signatures that are longer than your posts :-)

  (c) Do not cross-post to multiple lists;

  (d) Please don't post in HTML format - it tends to annoy people who
  read with text mode clients :-(


  Please don't :-)


  Please make sure that if you do use an autoresponder, it's configured
  to not autorespond to list e-mail. If it does, your list membership
  will, in all probability, be suspended until it's fixed.


  The AusNOG mailing list is reactively moderated - that is to say that
  posts will be delivered to members immediately, but if the moderators
  see the list being abused the abuser(s) will be asked to refrain from
  their activities. If the abuser(s) does not cease, their list
  subscription will be set to moderated mode, requiring all future posts
  to be moderator approved. Further inappropriate activity may result in
  the list member being removed.

  Moderators will be appointed by the list operators in due course.
  Moderators will be selected from the list membership, and will be
  listed on this page.

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