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From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2013 12:52:37 -0600
Message-ID: <50EC6AF5.4010109@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Dear WAI IG participants,

*Please ensure that your messages to the WAI Interest Group mailing list contribute to a comfortable, constructive exchange of ideas to advance web accessibility*.

Before you write a message, think about how it will come across to the hundreds of people on the list.
Please:
* Provide constructive information. Focus on developing solutions, rather than just complaining.
* Be respectful. Be positive. Be open to different perspectives.
* Avoid personal attacks, naming calling, and such.

Also:
* Make sure the information is appropriate for the list and addresses issues of web accessibility.
* Use a Subject line that describes the topic well. If you change topics, change the Subject. This is usually handled as follows:
           New Topic XYZ [was: Old Topic]
* Explain the issue clearly. Provide sufficient background information.
* When your comments are not useful for the entire list, reply off-list -- that is, reply directly to the sender and do not send the message to the list.

If you have questions about whether or not a message is appropriate for the WAI IG list, feel free to contact me *before* you send it.

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Thank you,
~Shawn



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Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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