Re: [R] Trailing on r-help messages

From: hadley wickham <h.wickham_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon 17 Jul 2006 - 18:39:36 EST

> I think that is likely true but it would at least mean that they had
> seen it repeatedly and there would really be no excuse for not following it
> (unlike the current situation where one needs to take action to follow
> the posting guide link and then read a lengthy page).

Logically, that makes sense. However, try asking a group of R users how to cite R (or how to find out how to cite R).

I think it's a good idea to make the default list signature as good as possible, I just don't think it will have that much effect. Supplying a small reproducible example when reporting an error is "common-sense" (how else will the developers/others be able to replicate it?) and yet it is very rare (not just in R, but in any project).

Hadley



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