Second pass for the "Netiquette Nudge" posting, and a vote call.
John Gallant (jag@PT.COM)
Thu, 7 Nov 1996 15:29:57 -0500
I have gone through another set of iterations with other members and
we have produced a second, (and final :-), version. I expect that
this will be a living document and contain small/simple changes as time
Like before I wanted to pull in a few comments for more and varied
>........ Also, I strongly suggest you space the lines out as I have
I know that the "stuff" at the end is packed. I am juggling the
issue with overall "length". From a computers point of view a blank
line is only 1 extra character. However many readers seem to respond
to that as a *lot* of extra bandwidth. I hope/dream of keeping this to
a single 24x80 screen size just for purity sake.
My goal is not for this to take the place of our official Welcome
file. All I hope, is that it will be enough to "jog" a new/(and even
old) member's memory and help them to get another copy of the official
Welcome file if they need it.
>....................................... Weekly seems a little too
>often. Maybe monthly and "as needed".
A bi-weekly schedule may work out the best. I recommend that it
be sent on Wednesday or Thursday, they appear to be the "lightest" days.
Now for the important part :-), "Is all this worth it?" For lack
of a formal voting procedure I would like to mimic the Usenet model.
If we can accumulate 100 more Yes votes than No votes, (YES) >= (NO +
100), in a three week period, it will indicate that a good portion of
our 701 members think that this is worth doing.
I am willing to accumulate the votes and keep the email addresses
in a YES/NO file. I will post to the list *just the counts*, not the
compete list, every three days. If anyone wants the complete list I
will send it to them. At the end of three weeks, 12/1/96 I will
publish the list to let everyone know.
I will respond to each mail vote. If you send in a vote and I
don't respond within 2 days please send it again. My email address
is: firstname.lastname@example.org, please make the Yes/No vote part of the subject line.
I understand that Jon E, our List Scoutmaster, will be willing to
setup a timed job to send out the posting on a periodic basis if we
agree to do this.
And now for the great unveiling:
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