[Cryptography] ADMIN: Rules for posting to the Cryptography List
tamzen at cannoy.org
Mon Nov 12 13:47:52 EST 2018
There has been a huge number of posts getting rejected lately for top posting. Please do not top post!
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.
In the course of a heated technical discussion where people have
strongly held views, it is often tempting to get personal about
things. However, this rarely improves the quality of a discussion.
If you're having a technical discussion, and you mention the other party
at all or address them directly at al, other than to acknowledge them or
ask for clarification, something may be quite wrong. There are rare times
when this rule fails, but usually, it is a good tip-off.
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. Yes we know a lot
of mail systems do this now. We don’t care. Don’t top post.
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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