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<h1>TortoiseSVN Mailing Lists and groups</h1>
<h2>Mailing List Etiquette</h2>
<p>A little bit of common sense should make it unneccessary to place this
etiquette here, but since many people don't seem to know some basic rules...
Here they are:
<li>Answers go only to the mailing-list. Do not answer to people directly.</li>
<li>Don't mail the project owners directly. We are going to ditch these mails.</li>
<li>Answer below the quote.</li>
<li>Delete unnecessary text (signatures) in the quote.</li>
<li>No full quoting. Keep just enough of the original text so that others can
see the questions you are answering.</li>
<li>If you want to change to a different topic, create a new thread.
Don't just answer another message and replace the subject.</li>
<li>No big (larger than 50kB) attachments. Screenshots are ok, but send them as
jpeg's or png's. Some people sent us screenshots in a WORD document (!) - don't
expect anyone to even open such a document.</li>
<li>Don't ask for mail receipts.</li>
<li>Don't send "out-of-office" replies or other autoresponder messages to the list.</li>
for further reading see:
<li><a href="http://learn.to/quote">How To Quote</a>.</li>
<li><a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html">How To Ask Questions The Smart Way</a></li>
Before you ask questions on the mailing list, please have a look at our archives:
<td><a href="http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/servlets/SummarizeList?listName=users">Tigris.org archives</a></td>
<td><a href="http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/servlets/SummarizeList?listName=dev">Tigris.org archives</a></td>
The list is registered under a wrong name at gmane.org.
<td><a href="http://news.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.subversion.tortoisesvn.users">Gmane.org archives</a></td>
<td><a href="http://groups.google.com/group/tortoisesvn">GoogleGroups archives</a></td>
<td><a href="http://groups.google.com/group/tortoisesvn-dev">GoogleGroups archives</a></td>
<td><a href="http://svn.haxx.se/tsvnusers">haxx archives</a></td>
<td><a href="http://svn.haxx.se/tsvn">haxx archives</a></td>
If you are requesting a new feature or reporting a bug, take a look in our
<a href="http://issues.tortoisesvn.net/index.php?tasks=&project=1&string=&type=&sev=&due=&dev=&cat=&status=all&date=0">issue tracker</a>
first to see if someone else got there before you.
Now you're ready to ask questions on our <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">mailing list</a>, or the
<a href="http://groups.google.com/group/tortoisesvn">Google Group</a>.
To subscribe/unsubscribe our different mailing lists see <a href="/servlets/ProjectMailingListList">here</a>.
To subscribe to our users mailing list, send an email to email@example.com.
To unsubscribe, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
<p class="infomark">Please note that our mailing lists are moderated. That means that if you're not subscribed to the
list, your mail will not show up on the list until our moderators have reviewed your mail. This is done to avoid SPAM
on the list. So be patient, it may take some time, but your mail will show up on the list.</p>
<h3>Note about e-Mail disclaimers</h3>
If your company attaches a so called disclaimer to every mail, please contact your
IT department and ask them to remove it. If you don't know how to convince them, just ask them to
replace the disclaimer with this one:
We don't know how to use the security and encryption features of
our e-mail server. We are so confused that we cannot even be
certain that this e-mail was delivered to the proper person. So,
if you received this e-mail because of our incompetence, please
delete it and notify us as soon as possible. Notice that this is
being written in the most scary legalistic way, so no one notices
how incompetent we are.
In case the above disclaimer doesn't convince your IT staff
and/or boss(es), here's <em>my</em> disclaimer. I won't attach it to
every mail I send, I put it here so you know what I would use as my
disclaimer if it weren't so annoying to read them in every mail:
By sending an email to ANY of my addresses you are agreeing that:
<li>I am by definition, "the intended recipient"</li>
<li>All information in the email is mine to do with as I see fit and make such
financial profit, political mileage, or good joke as it lends itself to.
In particular, I may quote it on usenet.</li>
<li>I may take the contents as representing the views of your company.</li>
<li>This overrides any disclaimer or statement of confidentiality that may be included on your message.</li>
Oh, and don't be surprised if we send your mail (including the disclaimer of course) to <a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk">the register</a>
for their next <a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2001/05/18/readers_letters_the_email_disclaimer/">Email Disclaimer Awards</a>.