[development] Use a meaningful subject line! (Re: Off-topic (was: Welcome to the "development" mailing list)

augustin (beginner) drupal.beginner at wechange.org
Wed Feb 25 06:30:02 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 25 February 2009 07:40:22 Domenic Santangelo wrote:
> OP here. I realize the importance of keeping the list clean and
> on-topic and am glad to see your input.

Hi OP,

I must side with Gerhard on at least one point: in this whole thread, he is 
the only one to have changed the subject line to something actually related 
to what is being discussed.

This whole discussion could have been interesting to some people researching 
the archives of this list. However, how is anything that has been said 
related to "Welcome to the 'development' mailing list"??? This whole thread 
is lost as far as the archives are concerned.

It's considered good netiquette to properly advertise the content of a mail by 
giving a meaningfull subject line. Any of the people who have replied to your 
email could have changed the topic line, too, to correct your original lack 
of manners. Gerhard is the only one to have done so.

"Top-posting" is also considered bad manners. 

If you think about them, there are some good reasons behind each commonly 
agreed rule of netiquette, just like there are good reasons behind each of 
Drupal's very detailed coding standards.

Thanks for taking such rules into consideration.


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