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GSB Mailing Lists

GSB uses Google Groups to host our mailing lists. If you're not familiar with using Google Groups, see Google's help section and our FAQs. Note that in order to post messages to any of our lists, you must be subscribed to the list. Be sure to read our list rules!

GSB User Discussion

The GSB-Users List is for GSB user discussion and support. You must be subscribed to the list in order to post messages.

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GSB Development Discussion

The GSB-Dev List is for GSB development discussion only. You must be subscribed to the list in order to post messages.

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List Rules and Basic List Etiquette

This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of everything you can and cannot do on the list. We just want to foster a friendly, clean, good-natured environment for everyone, especially those who are new to the Free/Open Source Software.

Generally speaking, though, our list etiquette is pretty much the same as most other lists. A Google search will turn up guidelines for many other lists.

Attachments
Only PGP or S/MIME signatures and patches are allowed as attachments. "Pasted" patches within meessages to the development lists are not allowed. Patches MUST be sent in .diff or .patch file formats.
Email format
When posting to the lists, you should post in plain-text format only. This means no HTML and no images. If you would like to post something involving either, we recommend that you include a URL in your post directing users to those materials.
Use 80 character lines (or less)! Messages with lines greater than 80 characters are unsightly and hard to read for most of us. Make sure you use less than 80 characters per line in your messages, especially if you're using a Windows mail client.
Replies
Quoting
We generally prefer in-line quoting, which is quoted text followed by the response. For a multi-point post, there should be multiple quoted portions, each followed by a response. Top-quoting should be avoided, as well as posting responses without quoting the referenced text.
Trimming and bottom-posting
If you are not responding to a particular section, please trim that portion of the quotation, unless it provides context. In particular, please trim the list footer from your reply. It automatically will be re-added when your message passes through the list. Also, ALWAYS bottom post. That means to not post your reply on top of the original meesage you're replying to!
Me too
You may agree with much of the material coming across this list, but please refrain from replying to an email simply to add a simple "Me too" or "I agree" unless you have additional information to add to the discussion.
Read the whole thread
If you check your email (and/or the archives), and there are several posts in a thread, please read the entire thread before replying. It may be that a solution has already been found. If you feel like flaming, it may be that the person has already been flamed and has apologized for their mistake. There is little more frustrating than being flamed, apologizing, and then being re-flamed by someone who hasn't read the thread to the end.
Date/Time
If you are hosting your own email, please ensure that your system clock is in sync with the rest of the world. At the very least, it should reflect a time no longer than 24 hours apart from GMT. There are numerous utilities which can be installed in a cron job to sync your time once a day (e.g. netdate, ntpdate).
Appropriate posts
  • Personal arguments do not belong on the list. If you feel it is necessary to attack others, please do so in private email.
  • Please do NOT post anything that you would be embarrassed to have law officials read. All of our list traffic is archived publicly and can be accessed by anyone.
On-topic
Please keep messages on-topic for their respective lists. Politics, math, whatever, are not on-topic.
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Failure to comply with these rules will lead to a private warning, public warning, moderation of your posts or even expulsion from the lists depending on the frequency and severity of the list rule violations.

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