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 +====== Mailing Lists ======
 +
 +===== List Etiquette =====
 +
 +Before subscribing to any of the OCLUG mailing lists, please read over the
 +guidelines below. ​ Following these simple etiquette rules will make your
 +experience as part of OCLUG much more pleasant and rewarding. ​ You may even
 +make some new friends.
 +
 +  * //Topics// - Please try to keep on-topic. We
 +  are a Linux users group, so we care about subjects relating to Linux,
 +  UNIX/GNU software development,​ Free and Open Source software applications
 +  that run on Linux, and the like.  If you feel they are appropriate,​
 +  off-topic posts may be marked by putting [[:OT]] in the subject line to inform
 +  people that it will not be a Linux-related discussion.
 +
 +  * //Signal to Noise Ratio// - When posting a
 +  follow-up to an existing thread, please trim superfluous information.
 +  Everyone following the thread will need context to follow your
 +  contributions,​ but excess reading material is cumbersome and difficult to
 +  read.
 +
 +  * //Plain Text Only Please// - Please do not
 +  post in HTML, as many mail clients will not correctly display HTML mail. HTML
 +  also interferes with accessibility for the visually-impaired. ​ If you would
 +  like to reference an image or external document, please include a plain text
 +  URL (e.g.: !http://​www.linuxsymposium.org) in your email message.
 + 
 +  * //​Attachments//​ - Please limit attachments
 +  to OpenPGP signatures. ​ If you wish to post a document please ​
 +  post a plain text URL to the location of the document.
 +
 +  * //​Signatures//​ - It is a traditional
 +  courtesy to keep your email signature to 5 lines or fewer.
 +
 +  * //Read your post before you hit send.// -
 +  Remember that those email addresses belong to actual live people with
 +  feelings and their own tendency toward knee-jerk reactions. ​ If you take
 +  your time and compose well written messages, and avoid personally attacking
 +  the people behind the addresses, they will respect you and do the same.
 +  Remember -- everything you say is archived and there for everyone to see;
 +  politeness will go a long way to giving you a good reputation on-line.
 +
 +===== OCLUG Mailing Lists =====
 +
 +OCLUG maintains a number of mailing lists with various topics of discussion ​
 +including:
 +
 +  * [[http://​www.oclug.on.ca/​mailman/​listinfo/​linux|linux]]
 +  discussion list and [[http://​www.oclug.on.ca/​archives/​linux|archives]] - This is a list
 +  for moderated discussion of Linux-related topics. The purpose of this list
 +  is to foster an environment similar to OCLUG'​s monthly meetings. See the
 +  full mailing list policy in the section below for full details.
 +
 +  * THIS LIST HAS NOT BEEN USED SINCE MARCH 2009     ​[[http://​www.oclug.on.ca/​mailman/​listinfo/​oclug-announce|oclug-announce]]
 +  announcement list and [[http://​www.oclug.on.ca/​archives/​oclug-announce|archives]] - A low
 +  volume announcement list used to keep members of OCLUG informed about major
 +  events and upcoming meetings.
 +
 +  * [[http://​www.oclug.on.ca/​mailman/​listinfo/​oclug-board|oclug-board]]
 +  discussion list and [[http://​www.oclug.on.ca/​archives/​oclug-board|archives]] - An open
 +  list used by the OCLUG Board of Directors to discuss policy.
 +
 +  * [[http://​www.oclug.on.ca/​mailman/​listinfo/​photography-sig|photography-sig]]
 +  discussion list and [[http://​www.oclug.on.ca/​archives/​photography-sig|archives]] - Photography Special Interest Group
 +
 +===== Linux list policy =====
 +
 +List: linux@lists.oclug.on.ca\\
 +The moderated linux list has some special rules that subscribers must
 +follow. These rules are in place to keep the list useful to everyone. There is no general unmoderated discussion.
 +
 +  - Purpose
 +    * This is a list for moderated discussion of Linux-related topics. The purpose of this list is to foster an environment similar to OCLUG'​s monthly meetings.
 + 2. Policy
 +    * Off-topic posts are disallowed (see (3), "​Topics"​).
 +      * If this is the first or second offense, a warning from the moderator will be sent to the offending party via private e-mail.
 +      * If this is the third offense, the offending party'​s messages to the linux at lists.oclug.on.ca mailing list will be moderator-approved for a period of fifteen (15) days. This may result in a delay between the time a message is sent to the time that it appears on the list.
 +    * Messages containing personal attacks or derogatory language are disallowed.
 +      * If this is a first offense, a warning via private e-mail will be sent to the offending party.
 +      * If this is a second offense, the offending party will be unsubscribed from the linux at lists.oclug.on.ca mailing list for a period of thirty (30) days.
 +      * If this is a third offense, the offending party will be unsubscribed from the linux at lists.oclug.on.ca mailing list for a period of three hundred and sixty-five (365) days.
 +    * All decisions made by the moderator concerning (a) and (b) may be appealed to OCLUG'​s Board of Directors (see (4)(c)).
 + 3. Topics
 +    * A message is considered on-topic if it directly concerns the use, development and/or politics of Linux or free and open source software.
 + 4. The Moderator
 +    * The moderator(s) may only remove list users based on the stated criteria and procedures (see (2), "​Policy"​).
 +    * The moderator(s) is (are) appointed by the board of directors.
 +    * Complaints with the moderator(s) may be presented to the board, with all complaints and consequent board decisions be made public in the board'​s meeting minutes.
  
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