ADMIN: list etiquette

Peter Schulz pcschulz at
Sun Jul 25 07:33:32 EDT 2004


I had to read your post twice to be sure that it wasn't posted on April 
Fool's day, and therefore a joke.

Your  "list etiquette" goes way beyond what I would consider to be reasonable.

You may be the admin of this list, but this list lives and breathes by the 
knowledge and the experience of the membership.

We can (and will if necessary) find another "sandbox" to play in....which 
may leave you administering an email list of 1....


(lister and contributor to quattro lists since 1994)

At 06:02 PM 7/23/2004, you wrote:
>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, etc.
>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
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