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Re: Problem reporting (was 1.5.21-1: CIFS symlinks on network share break Cygwin)

Christopher Faylor wrote:
On Wed, Oct 25, 2006 at 03:07:19PM -0500, DePriest, Jason R. wrote:
On 10/25/06, DePriest, Jason R. <> wrote:
On 10/25/06, Larry Hall (Cygwin) <> wrote:
Certainly this and quoting raw email addresses could be offered as
guidelines in <>.  Care to offer a
The "submitting a patch" guidelines seem to refer to program
patches... since this is only an HTML update, here it is.
sorry patch in wrong format... subject changes since I am severely
hijacking this topic

Sorry Jason (and Larry) but I really don't see how this is appropriate for the problems.html page. This is just a general good practice for sending email. The problems.html page already has enough ignored advice that I doubt that adding this would be of much help.

I certainly agree that it's good practice but it's also pretty clear that we have a number of posters who aren't aware of it. I don't expect that having this information as part of the problem reporting guidelines will dramatically reduce the occurrence of these problems but it would provide us a convenient place to point to for these infractions and also help with the "well I didn't see that stated anywhere" cases. There may even be the occasional person that actually does read the whole page who will not only feel well-informed about our list etiquette but also will be. ;-)

OK, I feel like I'm stating the obvious here so I won't take up anymore
bandwidth. :-)

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