Some thoughts on netiquette

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Subject: Some thoughts on netiquette
Posted by:  Serge Rielau (sriel…@ca.ibm.com)
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005

None of the newsgrous involved here are moderated. Nonetheless maybe it
is reasonable to point out that the ratio of flame/content in either
newsgroup affects the value the community can draw from it.
Over the years the Oracle and IBM employees covering the groups and many
of the "regular users" have somehow found a more or less stable truce
(with occasional border skirmishes - often cloaked in humor) in the
newsgroups.
Call it an unwritten memorandum of understanding allowing to keep each
other honest, to dispel myths, and last but not least to learn.
I would hate to see this status quo being destroyed by turning these
groups into an open marketing battle ground.

Just my 2 cents (Canadian)
Serge

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Serge Rielau
DB2 SQL Compiler Development
IBM Toronto Lab

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