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Changes between Version 16 and Version 17 of UsingTheMailingList


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07/07/11 00:17:18 (3 years ago)
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    1111Here you assume that everyone knows what rails is and what scaffolding is. Or you expect users to waste their time investigating. Do not do this. Explain what this feature is and what it does. Right way: 
    1212{{{ 
    13 Foo framework has a feature that automatically generates html given certain keywords like 'abc' generates an 'xyz' widget, does Django have this feature? 
     13Foo framework has a feature that automatically generates html given certain keywords like 
     14 'abc' generates an 'xyz' widget, does Django have this feature? 
    1415}}} 
    1516=== Is Django suitable for the app I want to build === 
     
    9293 
    9394== Formatting your mail and your replies == 
    94 * Try to use in-line replies where possible. 
    95 * Try and add your response **below** the previous one (Google will automatically collapse all the previous responses) 
     95Realise that not all users use gmail, and include sufficient context to make sure that the user does not have to waste his time searching the archives to find out what you are talking about. This means quoting enough of the mail you are replying to make your reply understandable and replying under the quoted matter. Example:  
     96 
     97Question 
     98{{{ 
     99The following code does not work. 
     100 
     101(code here) 
     102(error here) 
     103}}} 
     104two answers 
     105{{{ 
     106> The following code does not work. 
     107>  
     108> (code here) 
     109> (error here)  
     110 
     111you have left out a comma in line 7 
     112}}} 
     113{{{ 
     114> The following code does not work. 
     115>  
     116> (code here) 
     117> (error here)  
     118 
     119correct the typo in line 3 
     120}}} 
     121The wrong way to reply 
     122{{{ 
     123I tried, but it is still giving the same error. 
     124}}} 
     125who are you replying to? 
     126 
     127the right way 
     128{{{ 
     129> > The following code does not work. 
     130> >  
     131> > (code here) 
     132> > (error here)  
     133>  
     134> you have left out a comma in line 7  
     135 
     136I tried, but it is still giving the same error. 
     137}}} 
    96138 
    97139== Follow up ==