Noisebridge Discuss FAQ
Inspiration over Rules
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 and discussing projects, classes, and events related to Noisebridge.
- Inciting responses form the many experienced and knowledgeable regular contributors to the community.
Posts about appropriate behavior, while inevitable, can become quite unnerving to the large number of list recipients. This document serves to minimize such nuisance.
Do not make posts of whines, emotion, drama, accusations, personal complaints, including complaints disguised as questions. Do not retaliate to such posts on the list. Do not start a new thread to complain about other threads or people.
Posting style in messages intended as responses to other messages can make or break a discussion.
Although less desirable, bottom posting has the advantage over top posting in that chronological order is maintained.
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.