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Subject svn commit: r1157136 - /incubator/ooo/site/trunk/content/openofficeorg/mailing-lists.mdtext
Date Fri, 12 Aug 2011 14:46:43 GMT
Author: robweir
Date: Fri Aug 12 14:46:43 2011
New Revision: 1157136

Added "Participation guidelines" section, including summary of topic tags


Modified: incubator/ooo/site/trunk/content/openofficeorg/mailing-lists.mdtext
--- incubator/ooo/site/trunk/content/openofficeorg/mailing-lists.mdtext (original)
+++ incubator/ooo/site/trunk/content/openofficeorg/mailing-lists.mdtext Fri Aug 12 14:46:43
@@ -21,7 +21,33 @@ Notice:    Licensed to the Apache Softwa
 We welcome you to join our mailing lists and let us know about your thoughts or
 ideas about Apache
-We ask all mailing list participants to observe [these guidelines][11].
+### Participation Guidelines
+We ask all mailing list participants to observe [these guidelines][11]. 
+Specifically note the request "Use sensible and concise email subject headings".  On our
+lists, especially ooo-dev, we encourage the use of email subject tags that indicate
+the topic of your post.  Consistent use of such tags makes it more likely that
+your post will be read by subscribers most interested in that topic.  It also faciliates
+sorting and filtering by email inbox rules.
+Some subject tags often seen on ooo-dev include:
+ - [www] for posts related to the website
+ - [Repo] for posts related to the source code repository
+ - [download] for posts related to the release download and mirroring infrastruture
+Other useful topic tags can be found by observing traffic on the list or by looking at the
list archives.
+In addition to the topic subject tags, there are also tags used to indicate a request:
+ - [DISCUSS] indicates a rough idea is being floated, and input is welcome
+ - [PROPOSAL] indicates a specific proposal is being made, and often that Lazy Consensus
is being sought.
+ - [VOTE] indicates that a formal vote is being called.  This is rare.
+Note: it is common for a topic tag and an action tag to be combined, e.g.:
+ - [PROPOSAL][Repo] Migration of legacy repository to SVN
+ - [DISCUSS][download] What are our options of mirroring legacy releases?
 ### Development Mailing List

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