[Cryptography] ADMIN: Rules for posting to the Cryptography List

Tamzen Cannoy tamzen at cannoy.org
Tue Dec 15 18:57:16 EST 2015

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There are a lot of new people subcribed to the mailing list, so here is a reminder and refresher of the rules of engagement.

"On topic" discussion includes technical aspects of cryptosystems, social repercussions of cryptosystems, and the politics of cryptography such as export controls or laws restricting cryptography. We will end discussion when not much new is being said. Be polite in disagreement, etc. Not all discussions are valid on this list and there are other lists like Cypherpunks and Randombit where they may work better.

Discussions unrelated to cryptography are considered off topic. 

Here's the periodic reminder from Perry of the rules of the mailing list.  


We've got a very large number of participants on this list. 
To make the experience pleasant for everyone please:

1) Cut down the original you're quoting to only the relevant portions
to minimize the amount of reading the 1600 people who will
be seeing your post will have to do.

2) Do not top post. I've explained why repeatedly.

3) Try to make sure what you are saying is interesting enough and
on topic. Minor asides etc. are not.

The list is moderated for a reason, and if you top post a one liner
followed by a 75 line intact original, be prepared to see a rejection


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