Python list code of conduct

Ned Deily nad at
Tue Jul 2 22:52:01 CEST 2013

In article <a3704f85-2ef1-41e7-8fd1-8d7191f3fddb at>,
 Steve Simmons <square.steve at> wrote:
> Does this list have a code of conduct or a netiqeutte (sp?) 
> statement/requirement? 



comp.lang.python is a high-volume Usenet open (not moderated) newsgroup 
for general discussions and questions about Python. You can also access 
it as a mailing list through python-list.

Pretty much anything Python-related is fair game for discussion, and the 
group is even fairly tolerant of off-topic digressions; there have been 
entertaining discussions of topics such as floating point, good software 
design, and other programming languages such as Lisp and Forth.

Most discussion on comp.lang.python is about developing with Python, not 
about development of the Python interpreter itself. Some of the core 
developers still read the list, but most of them don't. Occasionally 
comp.lang.python suggestions have resulted in an enhancement proposal 
being written, leading to a new Python feature. If you find a bug in 
Python, don't send it to comp.lang.python; file a bug report in the 
issue tracker.

Items posted on the Usenet group appear on the mailing list, and vice 
versa (bidirectional gateway). Due to the mysteries of Usenet, the order 
in which items show up may vary.

Rudeness and personal attacks, even in reaction to blatant flamebait, 
are strongly frowned upon. People may strongly disagree on an issue, but 
usually discussion remains civil. In case of an actual flamebait 
posting, you can ignore it, quietly plonk the offending poster in your 
killfile or mail filters, or write a sharp but still-polite response, 
but at all costs resist the urge to flame back. Generally 
comp.lang.python is a high-signal, low-noise group. It's also a 
high-traffic group, running at around 200 posts per day.

There are several different archives:
   ?  Google Groups archive of comp.lang.python
   ? archive of python-list
   ? archive of python-list

 Ned Deily,
 nad at

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