Netiquette for ns-3-users mailing list
Ns-3 Users Netiquette
Ns-3 Users is a Google group, i.e., a very wide mailing list. There is no explicit moderation policy beside some spam filters. Hence, all the posters shall behave nicely and follow the general Internet netiquette rules.
The Internet Netiquette rules are summarized in RFC 1855. Read it and understand it.
Moreover, the following applies to ns-3 Users group in particular:
- ns-3 is an open-source simulator. Nobody is paid to develop it and, more specifically, to post on ns-3 Users. This is not a tech help.
- If you don't get a reply to your post in a reasonable time (more or less one week) you might repost your question, however see the above point.
- ns-3 users are supposed to have decent coding skills. Post your questions *after* trying your best to fix the issue. If you have very basic C++ problems the reply might be not so pleasant.
"Trying your best to fix the issue" includes (but is not limited to):
- Do not post code. Use any web-based system to share your code (if needed) and include a link.
- Be precise in the topic. "Need help, plz" is not a good topic.
Also, the following two very important points are mandatory:
- Do *not* search for help if your problem is about a task assigned for a class by your professor. He/she might follow the group as well.
- If your problem is not trivial and you found the solution, spend 10 minutes to write a HowTo.
HowTo formatting is the very same as the ones here: http://www.nsnam.org/wiki/index.php/HOWTOs Then send it (a link to it) to [NEED SOME CONTACT POINT, either an e-mail or a drop point]