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

Ashraf Amayreh mistknight at gmail.com
Wed Feb 25 12:15:16 UTC 2009

Guys, let's try to keep the flames off of here.

I do agree the topic is fruitful to some and as with any other topic,
totally a time waster for others. This is the nature of all topics on this

Augustin's remark is very valid and the subject didn't remotely relate to
the topic it was talking about. I'm sure if you'd like to write a new post
that states its purpose in the subject along the lines of "[continued] IDEs
for Drupal development" you will find less resistance from anyone on the
list and you can pick up where you previously left off.

On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 1:52 PM, Earl Dunovant <prometheus6 at gmail.com>wrote:

> It is also rude to cut off a fruitful discussion because he might have
> issues with me for some reason (which I think I remember now...oh well...).
> On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 1:30 AM, augustin (beginner) <
> drupal.beginner at wechange.org> wrote:
>> 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.
>> Augustin.

Ashraf Amayreh
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