GroupStudy's Message Posting Guidelines
To help stamp out and eradicate
superfluous redundancy :-)
Because of the dramatic growth in the number of list-members, it has
become necessary to create more formal guidelines for posting messages
to the group. Before you post please:
- Verify the topic has not already been covered by searching the archives
- GroupStudy.com does not promote or support the use of Brain Dumps
as a method of passing a test. Do not post a message asking
for test questions or brain dump sites. This mailing list contains
some of the top people in the industry willing to help you with your
networking studies. We are not interested in helping you cheat.
Any violation of Cisco's Non-Disclosure Agreement
will be reported to Cisco. Never post actual test questions or any
information that would give someone an unfair advantage. Report any
violatins to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Always send messages in plain text, not HTML format. Not everyone
has an HTML enabled mail client.
- Always edit your quoted replies to the bare essential. Do
not quote the entire message including the signature. This just
- Verify the post is relevant to studying for Cisco Certifications.
Please submit more general questions to the newsgroup comp.dcom.sys.cisco
or the Cisco TAC. In general, a post should not begin with "I
have a client who is trying to
." (Unless of course that
client is trying to pass the CCIE and has some relevant piece of information
for the list members)
- Do not post commercial advertisements concerning some product you
are trying to sell to the list members. If you would like to offer
the list members a discount for your product, please contact email@example.com
for further instructions.
- Double check the archives at http://www.groupstudy.com
to verify your question/topic has not already been covered.
- Do not post copyrighted material that you do not own without prior
approval from the copyright holder.
- Remain courteous to your fellow list members. Check the tone of
your post to verify it can not be viewed as anything else but courteous
and friendly. Because inflection is not carried across the written
word, a post you view as friendly may be taken by another list member
as a flame. Also, never respond to an inflamitory
or inappropriate comment. Remember we have over 10,000 participants.
Even if only 1/2 of 1% of the members responds, that is still over
50 messages! Do not respond to any postings that are not related to
computer networking. Please send all abuse reports to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- In general, the message body should be longer then the signature.
- Re-read your message before posting to verify it will be of interest
to the other list members.
- Never send a message directed to a single list member through the
mailing list. Please e-mail that member directly.
- Always check the archives at http://www.groupstudy.com