Re: CCL:question of netiquette
- From: Roy Jensen <royj &$at$& uvic.ca>
- Subject: Re: CCL:question of netiquette
- Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 17:25:14 -0800 (PST)
I often respond directly to the poster because they are the ones
interested; all of CCL does not need to see every reply. On topics that
might be of more general interest, I ask the poster to summarize to the
CCL. (Read: I am interested in the answer too.) The rules you specified
would reverse if the poster decides to post a summary and therefore be
difficult to apply. Furthermore, someone responding should expect to take
ownership and responsibility of their statements. Legally, an email is no
different than a mailed letter.
A simpler rule would be:
Ownership of a statement is reported in summaries unless
the owner explicitly requests to remain anonymous.
On Mon, 21 Jan 2002, Phillip Matz wrote:
> How about the following:
> 1) If the original CCL poster explicitly states they will post summaries
> then the replier (sp) will take it upon themselves to let the poster
> know if it is NOT ok to include their name in the posted summary
> (default assumption is to give credit to all posters; i.e. the burden of
> desiring and receiving privacy is then up to the person offering their
> 2) If the original CCL poster does not state they will be posting a
> summary then the replier should post to the CCL directly (in which case
> they will receive "idea ownership"), but in the event that the
> communicates with the original poster via private email then the replier
> must indicate they desire idea ownership (i.e. the default assumption is
> the replier desires privacy) in the event the original poster is
> requested to post a summary.
> Yes? No? Suggestions?
> Phil Matz
On Mon, 21 Jan 2002, Shobe, Dave wrote:
> I have uncertainties about that myself. There is the arguement that people
> should get credit for their work/ideas, and there is the argument that
> privacy should be respected when the response comes from "person to
> e-mail. The usual practice on CCL seems to be to include the names, but
> not sure that's really the correct thing to do.