[Python-ideas] Netiquette issues (was Re: "while ... try" - block or "for ... try" - block)

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Thu Jan 12 17:35:00 CET 2012

On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 12:43, C. Titus Brown <ctb at msu.edu> wrote:

> Folks,
> I'm a moderator.  Volunteer, true, but a moderator nonetheless.  And
> I've had enough.
> So:
> Netiquette discussions are always fascinating, but please, let's stop
> talking
> about how other people should post.  Most of my e-mail from this list over
> the
> last few days has been from people on this list nattering about how gmail
> foo
> and mailer blah, and it is OFF TOPIC and NO LONGER WELCOME.  (Frankly, you
> should have figured this out for yourselves.)
> If you feel absolutely compelled to tell people that they are lousy
> netizens
> and/or correct them on their posting style, please do so PRIVATELY and not
> on this list.
> Please e-mail me PRIVATELY if you disagree with this.  Brett Cannon is the
> other list admin, and you should feel free to tell him how much you dislike
> me & my overbearing moderator ways.

And just FYI to people, I wouldn't bother complaining to me because I
support Titus on this one; stuff has gone off the rails here, but I have
been flat-out ignoring the list as a whole because of it instead of getting
worked up like Titus. He's just a more "delicate flower" than me when comes
to this and apparently cares more. =)


> Further e-mails on netiquette will result in those people no longer being
> able to post without moderation.
> thanks,
> --titus
> p.s. This is not aimed especially at Ethan -- it was just the latest e-mail
> that pushed me over the edge :)
> --
> C. Titus Brown, ctb at msu.edu
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