Re: [R] Trailing on r-help messages

From: hadley wickham <>
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 mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide! Received on Mon Jul 17 18:48:43 2006

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