HEBLACK at ISPMONSTERS
Feb 26, 2006, 10:24 PM
Post #8 of 9
William Yang wrote:
> 1) If you're really worried about getting banned, do your homework and
> read about Netiquette (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netiquette).
> People who really follow netiquette are seldom "banned" from lists.
So I would like to know if there is a Moderator here.
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> 2) Lurk before you leap. If you want to learn, there's an established
> and generally accepted way to learn from mailing lists. Before you
> post, read the list for a while. Get a feel for the level of the list,
> for the style, information, and tone of discussion.
> 3) Remember that you're not *entitled* to get information,
> explanations, participation, or responses when you ask questions. It is
> a privilege, and you are asking others for help. Being polite,
> deferential, and following the culture of the list (see 2 above) puts
> you on the best possible position to get a useful answer without
> annoying "hundreds, if not thousands" of readers of the list.
> 4) As a specific observation, your security questions to date have been
> (a) not Gentoo-specific, and (b) extremely basic in nature. There are
> probably better sources for general security information than the Gentoo
> security mailing list (the book "Computer Security Basics" from O'Reilly
> & Associates press is often a nice place to start; some general
> understanding can also be built from articles at www.cert.org (there are
> dozens of good sites out there for basic security education). It's hard
> to build something solid on a shaky foundation.
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