[Bioperl-l] personal vs list email

Hilmar Lapp hlapp at gmx.net
Sat Apr 12 14:10:44 EDT 2008

I'm not sure why but I have received several Bioperl or BioSQL- 
related email inquiries directed to me *personally* over the past few  

I have been responding as I get to them, but I feel that I am doing  
both the senders and this community a poor service, because sometimes  
someone else on the list could have responded much faster, and when I  
respond, others on the list who happen to be interested in the same  
question don't get to see the answer.

So from now on as a policy I will redirect *every* email sent to me  
personally and that asks a question related to one of the projects to  
the respective mailing list. If you don't want this, please  
conspicuously say so at the top of your email, and in that case if  
you do ask a project-related question be prepared to wait and to  
possibly needing to follow up.

As an aside, it's a pretty safe assumption to make that all other  
core developers, and quite possibly *all* developers are following a  
similar policy, whether expressly or not.

Isn't this somewhere in the FAQ too?

: Hilmar Lapp  -:-  Durham, NC  -:-  hlapp at gmx dot net :

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