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From: Rob Stewart (stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-07 09:28:38

From: David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]>
> "Jonathan Turkanis" <technews_at_[hidden]> writes:
> >
> > To sum up, I prefer Dave's original suggestion, the
> > "[proposed/contemplated/suggested] Boost Interfaces Library".
> As far as I'm concerned, people can choose any one of the ways to
> talk/type that makes it clear that it's not yet an official Boost
> library. We don't have to all agree on a convention.

The acceptable mailing list and documentation practices should be
documented, no? A section under "Effective Posting" (in
more/discussion_policy.htm) would be useful to document
appropriate subject tagging as well as this point.

Here's a suggestion for consideration:

<H2>Effective Posting</H2>
Always start your subject with <KBD>[boost]</KBD>. Many use that
tag to filter incoming mail. If your post is regarding a specific
Boost library, add a <KBD>[</KBD><I>name</I><KBD>]</KBD> tag,
where <I>name</I> is the library name in all lower case.

<H3>Referencing Libraries</H3>
Boost libraries are named <I>Boost.Name</I> or <I>The Boost Name
Library</I>, where <I>Name</I> is the full name of the library.
Libraries that are candidates for inclusion in Boost, whether at
the conceptual stage or in the review queue, can be referenced
without the <I>Boost</I> modifier or with the addition of
<I>Candidate, </I>as in <I>Boost Candidate.Name</I> or <I>The
Candidate Boost Name Library</I>.

(insert existing text on quoting)

<H3>Referencing Previous Messages</H3>
(insert existing text on referencing messages)

<H3>Effective Communications</H3>
(insert existing text on grammar, social engineering, etc.)

Rob Stewart                           stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer           
Susquehanna International Group, LLP  using std::disclaimer;

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