On 11 April 2018 at 20:41, Philippe Mouawad
<p.moua...@ubik-ingenierie.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> Today when users want to ask a question about JMeter there are many ways:
>
>
>    - Our way:
>       - User mailing list
>       - Other ways:
>       - https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/jmeter
>       - There is a slack for jmeter
>
> So if we look at our mailing list:
>
>    - http://jmeter.apache.org/mail.html
>    - http://jmeter.apache.org/mail2.html
>
> The left link on website goes to mail.html and there is some long text to
> read:
>
>    - Do users read it ?
>    - If we look at its content, it is very defensive:

I did not write the original, but I think it is sensible, rather than defensive.

>       - *Respect the mailing list type *
>       - *Join the lists that are appropriate for your discussion.*
>       -
> *Ask smart questions. *
>       - *Keep your email short and to the point; use a suitable subject
>       line. *
>       - *Do your best to ensure that you are not sending HTML or "Stylized"
>       email to the list.*
>       - *Please don't send attachments or include large chunks of code*
>       - *Do not cross post messages. *
>       -
> *Watch where you are sending email. *
>    - *Isn't it kind of scary for the newbie who wants to ask some question
>    ?*

Once an email has been sent, in general it cannot be removed or redacted.

>
> Shouldn't we just remove mail.html and  directly link to mail2.html and
> mention guidelines in it ?

The point was to try and get people to read the guidelines.

>
> --
> Regards.
> Philippe

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