ADMIN: list etiquette

Brett Dikeman brett at
Fri Jul 23 18:02:21 EDT 2004

List etiquette is in the toilet again.  Last warning for all.

a)Replies go BELOW the quoted text.  Quoted text should be delimited 
with some sort of character- Eudora uses a character that looks like 
a bar, Pine/Elm/etc use ">" marks, as does Outlook, if you tell it 
to(it's an option, sorry, don't remember specifically where).

b)Quote ONLY the relevant text from the original email.  Not the last 
5 messages from the thread, not 4 paragraphs, etc.  Remember, it's 
just there to provide context to your comments- people shouldn't have 
to scroll to see your reply.

c)Do NOT change the subject line.  I don't care if you think it's a 
good idea to change it, I don't care if you think you know better, 

d)Remove ALL copies of sigs, advertising banners (yahoo etc), copies 
of the list footer, etc.  I saw a message today that had 2-3 copies 
of the list footer AND the user's email service advertising banner.

If I feel that it continues to be a problem, I will start enforcing 
individual moderation for problem users- and gosh, I just might not 
get around to checking the moderation queue right away ;-)

"They that give up essential liberty to obtain temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin

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