[sf-perl] "[job]" tag in subject and list policies, etc.

Fred Moyer fred at redhotpenguin.com
Sun Apr 25 12:33:43 PDT 2010

On Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 11:07 AM, Fred Moyer <fred at redhotpenguin.com> wrote:
> I'll add a note to the welcome message that is served up by mailman.
> However, almost nobody ever reads that :)

It's been added.  Here's the new welcome message, thanks everyone for
taking a quick look.  When in doubt, follow Patrick Swayze's three
short rules of "Be nice, be nice, be nice" :)


Welcome to the SF.pm list!  A few short guidelines:

1) Use [tags] where possible.  This is required for any [job] posting,
put the [job] tag in the subject line.

2) Be nice.  If something bothers you, I want you to be nice.

3) Feel free to post anything Perl related.  Other tech postings are
welcome with the appropriate subject [tag]

Thanks, and visit our meetup page at

> It has been a long standing (probably 10 years?) policy on the list
> that job postings are requested to use the [job] tag so that messages
> can be filtered appropriately, so it is somewhat of an unwritten rule.
>  But if you have been on the list for a while, you're probably aware
> of it.
> On Sat, Apr 24, 2010 at 8:29 PM, Michael Paoli
> <Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu> wrote:
>> If it's really desired to have folks use the "[job]" tag for list
>> postings of jobs, I'd highly recommend:
>> o Add that, and as appropriate any other relevant list policies, etc. on
>>  the list page:
>>  http://mail.pm.org/mailman/listinfo/sanfrancisco-pm
>> o Once the above has been done, at least mention on the list that the
>>  information/policy(/ies), etc. on
>>  http://mail.pm.org/mailman/listinfo/sanfrancisco-pm
>>  have been updated
>> references/excerpts/rationale:
>> o Can't expect everyone joining the list to be familiar with the
>>  contents of all posts past (but one should be able to presume they've
>>  at least read/skimmed
>>  http://mail.pm.org/mailman/listinfo/sanfrancisco-pm
>>  and may/will review if if they have questions on list policy and
>>  such).
>> o And if
>>  http://mail.pm.org/mailman/listinfo/sanfrancisco-pm
>>  changes, folks already subscribed might not discover that unless
>>  they're notified (e.g. on the list) that it's changed.
>>> Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2010 14:28:06 -0700
>>> From: Fred Moyer <fred at redhotpenguin.com>
>>> While we really appreciate you thinking of the list for your
>>> prospects, in the future please use the [job] tag in the subject for
>>> all job postings to the list, per the previous discussion here:
>>> http://mail.pm.org/pipermail/sanfrancisco-pm/2009-August/002437.html

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