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ETIQUETTE: Ground rules for the proper lady and gentleman
On-line etiquette is a recurring topic on most on-line mailing lists
and news groups. While there are no hard and fast rules, we sometimes forget
that electronic mail is little different from any other form of human communication.
If you wouldn't stand up and make a remark in front of an assembled group,
you probably shouldn't post that same remark to an electronic mailing list.
Moreover, many people use electronic mail for business as well as personal
purposes, and that has an effect on individual preferences and expectations.
Here are a few points of online etiquette -- guidelines, if you will
-- that may not be immediately obvious, especially to the e-mail neophyte.
They have been borrowed shamelessly from
a similar document
offered by SavoyNet,
and edited for the local context.
Stay on-topic. Posts can be humorous, light and entertaining; or,
they may be deep, serious and scholarly. But, whatever else they may be,
each posting should have a bearing, however tenuous, on the subject of
G&S or the activities of the Triangle area Savoyards. Off-topic posts
can be particularly bothersome to people who have to manage a large volume
of electronic mail on a daily basis.
Keep quoted material to a minimum. This refers to e-mail replies,
where the text of the previous message is included in your reply. You can
generally assume that subscribers have read earlier posts. Therefore, you
need not quote extensively in your reply. Do so only as much as needed
to establish the context for what you want to say. At the very least, edit
out salutation and signature lines. Often, you can get along without quoting
Eschew frivolous posts. A frivolous post is one which says little
more than "I agree," "Me too," or "Wow!" Remember, your post is going to
a large number of people. Many of them have significant time, space or
financial limitations on the amount of email they can keep up with. While
this should not deter you from making a contribution that you consider
meaningful, you should avoid posts that make no perceptible contribution
to a discussion.
Remember private email. Not all replies are of general interest.
Use private email if your reply is more appropriate to the original poster
than to the entire list.
Conduct quizzes and surveys by private email. A request that is
likely to generate numerous short responses, many of which are likely to
be redundant, is best handled by private email. The original poster should
specifically ask for email replies in her original message. After replies
have tapered off, it is then appropriate to post a consolidated summary
to the net. A good example would be "Who wants to make a trip to hear Sos-and-so
sing such-and-such?" Post the original question to the list and solicit
private replies (not replies to the list), then post a summary or