ALE guidelines. was: Re: [ale] [OT]: Dean supports Edwards! and Super Tuesday!

Chris Fowler cfowler at
Sun Feb 29 10:59:08 EST 2004

I think OT is fine for computer related questions or advice. Many times
I need advice on something technical that may not be Linux related and I
turn to ALE for that info.

On Sun, 2004-02-29 at 10:16, Bjorn Dittmer-Roche wrote:
> On Sun, 29 Feb 2004, fgz wrote:
> >
> >
> > > Look folks, we talk about a lot of things on this list, but it's
> > become
> > > quite obvious that politics is a real bandwidth suck, so let's take
> > this
> > > thing off the list now please.
> > >
> >
> > Yup, agreed. As in all polite social gatherings, the discussion of the
> > Big Three - politics, religion, and sex - should be avoided here also.
> > Although I rather enjoyed the gals in the penguin swim suits myself.
> > (Sorry G, couldn't resist. >:-)
> <IMHO>
> I agree that this list could use a higher signal to noise ratio, but
> clearly some people are interested in this thread because they replied. We
> all commit the OT sin once in a while; that is what the "OT" is for
> (although some people use subjects like "[OT]: linux soundcard problem",
> when a linux soundcard problem is perfectly ON topic.).
> That said, I agree it would have been better if this topic had something
> to do with Linux, Unix or even computers, since that is what the list is
> for and there are other lists for politics.
> Perhaps ALE should post some "netiquette" guidelines -- many other lists
> do and I think it helps. Just a thought.
> </IMHO>
> 	bjorn
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