[AusNOG] Professional Respect.
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
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).
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.
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signatures that are longer than your posts :-)
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(d) Please don't post in HTML format - it tends to annoy people who
read with text mode clients :-(
Please don't :-)
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