Re: [R] Trailing on r-help messages

From: Spencer Graves <spencer.graves_at_pdf.com>
Date: Mon 17 Jul 2006 - 05:53:29 EST

Hi, Gabor: Yes. Saying more often communicates less. Spencer Graves

Gabor Grothendieck wrote:

> I was trying to keep it to 4 lines making it more likely read
> than a longer description.
> 
> On 7/16/06, Spencer Graves <spencer.graves@pdf.com> wrote:

>> Hi, Gabor:
>>
>> Sounds great. May I suggest a minor modification something like the
>> following;
>>
>> > R-help@stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
>> > https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help
>> > PLEASE include in your post minimal, self-contained, reproducible
>> code as suggested in posting guide,
>> "www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html". 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:
>>>
>>> R-help@stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
>>> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help
>>> PLEASE do read the posting guide! http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
>>>
>>> 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.
>>>
>>> ______________________________________________
>>> R-help@stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
>>> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help
>>> PLEASE do read the posting guide! http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
> 
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