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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "DocumentationPlan" by RobertBurrellDonkin
Date Sun, 06 Aug 2006 19:31:54 GMT
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The following page has been changed by RobertBurrellDonkin:

The comment on the change is:
Added some notes about netiquette

   * [ Guide To Mailing Lists] needs tidying
up. the index page has a missing link to this page. the website content should be replaced
with a link to the website guide. 
    * more content on mailing list best practices would be good but perhaps should be in the
foundation docs
    * Mailing list netiquette. Add content from jakarta mailing list advice to foundation
docs. Review content from other projects and add any that seems good. Add netiquette section
and link from participation guide. link from netiquette section to foundation docs. Move content
from participation guide.
+     * Appropriate subject headers. This is a necessity on high volume lists. If the discussion
has moved on, please edit the subject. ( [WAS Re:) 
+     * [OT] and other common prefixes [VOTE][PROPOSAL][POLL]
+     * Do not send HTML
+     * Attachments are often stripped (prevents propergation of viruses). Encourage people
to create an issue in bugzilla or JIRA and then post a follow up to the lists including the
+     * Remember that Apache lists are a public forum. They are a public record and are extensively
and widely mirrored. Once an email is posted to a list the statements it contains will remain
publically available for a long time. They are also highly indexed by the major search engines.
Expect these mails to be highly ranked and visible. So, your reputation is at stake with every
+     * Do not discuss on VOTE threads (it makes tallying much more difficult) instead change
the subject
   * [ Process Document] basically
sound but will need updating to link into the new content. References the Jakarta guide for
sub projects. This is not a good idea.  
   * [ Roles And Responsibilities]
too much duplication. Content needs to be consolidated and with more links added.

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