ADMIN: list etiquette
brett at cloud9.net
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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