Point 3.1.3 of RFC 1855 (Netiquette Guidelines), 1995 [1] :

"- Send mail when an answer to a question is for one person only.
      Remember that News has global distribution and the whole world
      probably is NOT interested in a personal response.  However, don't
      hesitate to post when something will be of general interest to the
      Newsgroup participants."

Just replace "News" with Mailing List, and "mail" with personal mail, as
this was crafted for long gone Usenet. But it's the same thing.

Also of interest, and in the same line, is the "Me Too" advice just above
this one. :)

[1] https://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1855.txt

Paulo

Rehman Abubakr <rehman.wikime...@live.com> escreveu no dia terça,
16/10/2018 à(s) 03:19:

> Hello Pine,
>
>
> Since we're on the topic of mailing list norms, may I also suggest that we
> please do not copy the entire mailing list for any one-to-one well wishes
> as well?
>
>
> Example: "Congrats" messages to various topics like project completed, new
> affiliate, edit count, or whatsoever. Certain times, more than half of my
> mailbox are simply a pile-up of one-to-one congratulatory messages that
> really doesn't concern 99% of the readers. Maybe those can be sent
> direct/off-list?
>
>
> Sorry to somewhat change the topic. But I feel this needs to be said
> somewhere, and it might as well be here. :)
>
>
>
> Yours truly,
>
> User:Rehman
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: Wikimedia-l <wikimedia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org> on behalf of
> Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com>
> Sent: 16 October 2018 02:19
> To: Wikimedia Mailing List; wikitec...@lists.wikimedia.org
> Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal regarding norms for meeting/deadline
> announcements
>
> Hi Wikimedia-l and Wikitech-l,
>
> Keeping in mind the large numbers of subscribers on some Wikimedia email
> lists, the endless valuable uses for the time of knowledgeable volunteer
> Wikimedians, the significant financial costs for the time of many of the
> staff and contractors on these mailing lists, and how packed calendars can
> be, I propose that we implement a few social norms/guidelines for
> Wikimedia-l and Wikitech-l in particular.
>
> 1. When planning to have a one-time public meeting, announce it at least 14
> days in advance to give everyone who might like to participate that much
> lead time to clear space on their calendars. Rarely is a one-time public
> meeting so urgent that it cannot wait 14 days from the day that it is
> announced.
>
> 2. Send a maximum of one reminder email regarding a one-time public
> meeting, and also send a maximum of one reminder email regarding events
> with deadlines such as Wikimania scholarship submissions or conference
> presentation proposals. More than one reminder about a meeting or deadline
> is excessive.
>
> 3. If extending a deadline, send only an announcement of the extension with
> no additional reminder.
>
> 4. Send only one email to announce a recurring weekly meeting, with no
> additional reminders. Meetings which recur less often, such as biweekly or
> monthly, may continue to be announced with one additional reminder.
>
> At this time these are proposals only. Comments are welcome. If the
> comments become extensive then I may request that we move the conversation
> to Meta.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Pine
> ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
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