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

Fred Moyer fred at redhotpenguin.com
Sun Apr 25 12:40:29 PDT 2010

Sorry for the additional email; the link I posted in the email has
some not safe for everyone language, so I've updated the welcome
message with this link instead which is a better demonstration of
being nice :)


On Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 12:33 PM, Fred Moyer <fred at redhotpenguin.com> wrote:
> 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.
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojPVOhHhwnk
> 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
> http://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Perl-Mongers/
>> 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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