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Subject svn commit: r1762595 - /comdev/site/trunk/content/contributors/etiquette.mdtext
Date Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:22:21 GMT
Author: curcuru
Date: Wed Sep 28 01:22:21 2016
New Revision: 1762595

Point to CoC and emphasize on-list decisions


Modified: comdev/site/trunk/content/contributors/etiquette.mdtext
--- comdev/site/trunk/content/contributors/etiquette.mdtext (original)
+++ comdev/site/trunk/content/contributors/etiquette.mdtext Wed Sep 28 01:22:21 2016
@@ -46,13 +46,13 @@ culture of others on the list is a key s
 # One Member's Participation Guidelines # {#member}
-The ASF is run by several hundred Members, who have deep and lasting experience 
+The ASF as a corporation is run by several hundred Members, who have deep and lasting experience

 in helping to build and run long-term successful open source projects here 
 at Apache.  This is just one member's take on how to approach 
-communicating in an Apache project.
+communicating in any particular Apache project.
-**First a few general guidelines**
+**Some General Guidelines**
   * Assume that the other party agrees more than disagrees with you. We
 tend to leave out agreements and focus on differences. Sometime this is
@@ -68,7 +68,7 @@ Review and try to reformulate to be as c
 opinion, we must..." or the quite neutral "I think we should...", try to
 use "Maybe we should consider..." or "Another idea that we could..."
-   * If you disagree strongly with an email sent, tag it Important, then
+  * If you disagree strongly with an email sent, tag it Important, then
 put it aside. Read it half a day later again. Put it aside. Read it again
 next day, and then it is easier to write a balanced and inviting response,
 instead of the initial vitriol that flows through us when we get upset. I
@@ -82,6 +82,9 @@ above (a-d) that are failing, or that th
 aspect higher than you do. Sometimes, this requires compromises, sometimes
 not and the different priorities can co-exist.
+  * Remember that everyone works on Apache projects as a volunteer.
+People have jobs and lives outside of their Apache projects, and may need 
+more time to even read messages on the list or respond.  Be patient.
 **Most communities at Apache consists of level-headed, reasonable people**, who
 have a strong vested interest in their Apache project. This interest, often
@@ -100,14 +103,17 @@ might not be needed either. Once we have
 idea how that person is socially, we are much more capable to interact by
-Note that project *decisions* should always be made on mailing lists.  
+**Project decisions must always be made on mailing lists**.  
 It's great to have a synchronous online chat to work through some questions, but 
 be sure to bring the results of the chat - and any proposals for the 
 project community to consider - back to the mailing list.  People who 
 weren't able to attend the chat or call might also have ideas on the topic.
+Be sure to allow at least 72 hours for others to read the proposals and 
+comment before closing out the issue.
 # Other Apache Etiquette Guidelines # {#other}
+ - [Official Apache-wide Code of Conduct][1]
  - [Email Etiquette Guidelines - writing good emails](
  - [How To Ask Smart Questions](
  - [Building Consensus in a community](

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