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From: Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras@gmail.com>
To: Dave Huseby <dwh@linuxprogrammer.org>, git@vger.kernel.org
Cc: christian.couder@gmail.com, felipe.contreras@gmail.com,
	gitster@pobox.com, stefanmoch@mail.de, philipoak@iee.email,
	bagasdotme@gmail.com, sunshine@sunshineco.com, avarab@gmail.com
Subject: RE: [PATCH v3] doc: writing down Git mailing list etiquette
Date: Thu, 13 May 2021 01:34:49 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <609cc88947e4a_329320899@natae.notmuch> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210512233412.10737-1-dwh@linuxprogrammer.org>

Dave Huseby wrote:
> +[[proper-use-of-to-and-cc]]
> +== Proper Use of To and Cc

Always make sure the mailing list is included.

...

> +[[proper-use-of-subject]]
> +== Proper Use of the Subject

...

I think this is more importan than the point above.

> +[[use-interleaved-style]]
> +== Use Interleaved Style in Replies
> +
> +> A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
> +> Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
> +> A: Top-posting.
> +> Q: What is the most annoying thing in email?

You need to explain this is top-posting, and it's an example of what not
to do.

...

> +[[do-not-use-mail-followup-to]]
> +== Do Not Use Mail-Followup-To

...

This should be the last point.

> +[[enable-plain-text-mode]]
> +== Enable Plain Text Mode
> +
> +The Git mailing list software rejects email sent in text/html format. It is
> +important that your email client is set to create text/plain emails to ensure
> +delivery.

This is more important than other points.

IMO the order should be:

 1. Enable plain-text mode
 2. Proper use of subject
 3. Use interleaved-style
 4. Proper use of To/Cc
 5. Do not use mail-followup-to

> --- a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
> +++ b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
> @@ -433,7 +433,7 @@ help you find out who they are.

...

> +[[patches-that-receive-no-response]]
> +== Patches that Receive No Response

I would put this in a separate patch.

Cheers.

-- 
Felipe Contreras

  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-05-13  6:34 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 25+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-12  2:54 [PATCH v1] Writing down mail " Dave Huseby
2021-05-12  2:57 ` Dave Huseby
2021-05-12  6:25   ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-12  3:18 ` Dave Huseby
2021-05-12  3:18   ` [PATCH v2] Writing down mail list etiquette Dave Huseby
2021-05-12  4:07     ` Bagas Sanjaya
2021-05-12  6:45       ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-12  7:35         ` Eric Sunshine
2021-05-12  8:32           ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-12 14:36           ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-12  4:46     ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-12  8:45     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-05-12 23:34     ` [PATCH v3] doc: writing down Git mailing " Dave Huseby
2021-05-13  0:20       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-13 17:17         ` Dave Huseby
2021-05-13 20:04           ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-13 21:11           ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-13  4:06       ` Bagas Sanjaya
2021-05-13  6:34       ` Felipe Contreras [this message]
2021-05-13  7:01       ` Bagas Sanjaya
2021-06-09 17:36       ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-18 20:43         ` Dave Huseby
2021-06-18 23:48           ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-12 15:28   ` and... Re: [PATCH v1] Writing down mail " Philip Oakley
2021-05-12  6:21 ` Felipe Contreras

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