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From "Marcus (OOo)" <>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Guidelines for list conduct policy
Date Tue, 19 Jun 2012 20:22:12 GMT
Am 06/19/2012 05:33 PM, schrieb sebb:
> On 18 June 2012 13:30, RGB ES<>  wrote:
>> 2012/6/18 Rob Weir<>:
>>>>    1.
>>>>    What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas:
>>>>    Anything you read in the private list is by default a private PPMC
>>>>    affair and not to be spoken of, or copied to other people who are not
>>>>    the PPMC.  If you think about it, most topic threads probably should be
>>>>    the public lists, except choosing committers and PPMC members, and a very
>>>>    few others.
>>>>    In fact, all email lists or email conversations have this aspect of
>>>>    privacy. Even if there are 23000 subscribers on the list, it is assumed
>>>>    that privacy will be maintained and a list member's name and location
>>>>    not be published in a newspaper or some other public venue where personal
>>>>    privacy is not expected.
>>> I like it.  You write well, with style.  But I do wonder if "What
>>> happens in Vegas..." is well understood outside of the USA?  Of
>>> course, everyone should watch "The Hangover" ;-)
>> The phrase is clear from context... but not by itself. At least not for me.
> I think the phrase may give the wrong impression. I assumed it was
> akin to "don't broadcast what happens on a stag night" but having done
> an internet search I see it's perhaps not quite the same.
> Nevertheless, I suggest a change to something less culturally biased
> and with less likelihood of misinterpretation.

Maybe this can help:

"Compare the private mailing list as a room with a locked door. What is 
discussed behind this locked door has to stay in this room and must not 
be shared with anything or anyone outside."


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