On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 7:53 AM, Srikanth Lakshmanan <srik....@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 15:14, Pradeep Mohandas <pradeep.mohan...@gmail.com
> > wrote:
>> hi,
>> Do any other Wikipedia lists have such guidelines which we can 'get
>> inspired' by?
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC/Guidelines has some related points
> which can be used by us too. Lets be inspiration for others :P . Frankly
> list needing to have guidelines mean that we haven't used it to optimal
> level or there are large influx of newbies on list. (Others might not need
> since they already use optimally / may not have too many newbies like us)

This is a fairly contentious topic. Those guidelines for IRC aren't really
as enforceable, it is usually the ops who decide on case-by-case basis. We
have to conform to certain guidelines because of Freenode as well, the
service provider, mailing lists don't have that.

The guidelines are usually for list moderators. While I won't suggest a
heavy handed approach to this, certain guidelines were formed years ago for
lists, like a monthly soft-limit of 30 posts by a single person. They
really weren't enforced.

I'm all for controlling the traffic on this list Srikanth, but this is not
an easy thing to do with just drafting guidelines.

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