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  • Do not send spam; see the advertising policy below.
  • Send all of your e-mails in English. Only use other languages on mailing lists where that is explicitly allowed.
  • Wrap your lines at 80 characters or less for ordinary discussion. Lines longer than 80 characters are acceptable for computer-generated output (e.g., ls -l).
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  • Never send your messages in HTML; use plain text instead.
  • Avoid sending large attachments.
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  • Do not use foul language.
  • Try not to flame; it is not polite.
  • Use common sense all the time
  • Never top post, and always snip irrelevant content from replies.



(a) Don’t quote 50 lines of text and add one line to it. Quote what is necessary to maintain context, but don’t overdo it;

(b) Keep your signatures and disclaimers short. It’s no fun seeing signatures that are longer than your posts

(c) Do not cross-post to multiple lists;

(d) Please don’t post in HTML format – it tends to annoy people who read with text mode clients


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