[uf-discuss] [admin] mailing list policies reminder

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Mon Oct 30 12:08:45 PST 2006

On Oct 26, 2006, at 1:57 PM, Andy Mabbett wrote:
> In message <3DXXpJwALgOFFw4Q at pigsonthewing.org.uk>, Andy Mabbett
> <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> writes
> I  set that the page <http://microformats.org/mailinglists-policies/>
> has recently been updated, and some of the suggestions posted here
> included, but not others.

You're right, I've been working to include the feedback.

> What's the reasoning behind excluding:
>>   *    Use standard quoting, with nested chevrons [as in this
>> message].
>>        If your service or client doesn't facilitate this, use "Quote
>>        Right" <http://freestuff.grok.co.uk/quoteright/index.html>
>>        (free, for Windows) which will format text with chevrons for
>>        you.

I haven't noticed it as a problem on our lists.

>>   *    Use line length of no more than 80 characters (72 is the
>>        preferred maximum, to allow for the insertion of the aforesaid
>>        chevrons by people quoting you)

Again, I haven't noticed it as a problem.

>>  *     Before asking for help wit your markup, please make sure that
>>        your HTML and CS validate at [W3C URLs]

I did include it, but not verbatim, see [http://microformats.org/ 

If you’re asking for help with a problem, then remember this: A  
description of your problem is good. A URL to a page showing your  
problem is much, much better. A URL to a page that has valid HTML is  

> and why were these ignored:

Mostly because Tantek and I  haven't had a chance to talk about it  
and decide what we want to do. Like I said, updating the policies is  
a work in progress. We're open to input, but can't react immediately,  
nor will we accept every suggestion.

>> ...


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