Re: [R] Trailing on r-help messages

From: Spencer Graves <>
Date: Mon 17 Jul 2006 - 03:37:45 EST

Hi, Gabor:

          Sounds great. May I suggest a minor modification something like the following;

 > mailing list
 >    PLEASE include in your post minimal, self-contained, reproducible 
code as suggested in posting guide,
"". Posts more consistent with this standard tend to get quicker, more useful replies.

          I'd also suggest adding something like this to the Special Interest Group posts as well. I also reply to questions on R-sig-finance, and I find myself going to R-help to copy the "PLEASE do read the posting guide" comment for r-sig-finance.

	  Thanks for suggesting this.
	  Spencer Graves

Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
> I would like to propose that we change the trailer on r-help
> messages which is currently:
> mailing list
> PLEASE do read the posting guide!
> to add the following 4th line:
> and provide minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
> The posting guide is so long that I suspect few people really read
> it so at least this way the most important part of the message about
> posting would be readily visible without further user action.
> Of course minimal refers to cutting the code down to remove
> anything not related to the question at hand while self-contained
> and reproducible refer to being able to copy the code from
> the post and paste it into an R session to reproduce the
> problem.
> ______________________________________________
> mailing list
> PLEASE do read the posting guide! mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide! Received on Mon Jul 17 03:45:11 2006

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