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Noisebridge Discuss FAQ

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Inspiration over Rules

Communication

The direction of communication is one-to-many. It is up to the poster to consider the many.

Valid reasons for making posts to Noisebridge discuss include

  • Announcing new projects, classes, and events related to Noisebridge.
  • Inciting responses form the many experienced and knowledgeable regular contributors to the community.

Appropriate Subject Matter

Posts about appropriate behavior, while inevitable, can become quite unnerving to the large number of list recipients. Particularly when they involve whines, emotion, drama, accusations, or personal complaints, or complaints disguised as questions.

However, with consideration of others. This document should serve to minimize such nuisance.

Posting Style

Posting style in messages intended as responses to other messages can make or break a discussion.

Interleaved Replies

Material quoted from the previous message is attributed to its author and indented with a marker character (usually >). It is trimmed down to just sufficient to provide the context in which the response is made (marking the fact that an edit has been made with one of several common notations, such as: <snip>, [snip], [ ... ], etc.) and the responding text is placed below the quoted material to which it is responding, separated from it by a blank line. (from comp.lang.javascript FAQ)

Bottom Posting

Although less desirable, bottom posting has the advantage over top posting in that chronological order is maintained.

iOS Replies

Bottom posting can be made by selecting the text quote in the reply. See also [Some Quick Interleaved Reply Tips for iOS and Mail.app Users]

Top Posting (don't)

Top posting is a common cause of communication failure and is often a tactic to rudely ruin a discussion.

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