[gmx-users] Error while performing a REMD simulation

Mark Abraham Mark.Abraham at anu.edu.au
Sun Apr 10 03:04:24 CEST 2011

On 10/04/2011 10:58 AM, devicerandom wrote:
> Hi Luis,
> First of all, NEVER REPLY IN PRIVATE when dealing with a mailing list 
> thread. It's a serious breach of netiquette.
> Mailing lists are designed to be public and searchable. People help 
> other people on a mailing list so that the answer is public and other 
> people can look for the solution by googling. To write directly is not 
> only rude towards me (I am not your free private technical support, 
> sorry), but also indirectly towards people who would want to look at 
> the solution to avoid your same problems in the future.
> It is also stupid for the poster, because by writing only to me you 
> make it impossible for other (possibly more skilled) people to help you.
> In short: NEVER. DO. IT. AGAIN. Reply always to the mailing list, not 
> in private.

A polite request for correct behaviour is suitable. Use of ALL CAPS is 
also a breach of netiquette. :-)


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