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RE: starship-design: keep old copy.

>Majordomo will, if I remember correctly, allow you to request a list
>of currently subscribed members.
>You send a message with "who starship-design" in the body to

I think we should turn this option off, just to be save. I've been on other
mailing lists and usually they don't allow that option anymore because it
often has been misused (adverticements?)

If some of us (the main members) are interested in that list, then Steve
could easely substract that list and sent it to us.

People that write to the list reguarly, will probably use their own name (or
at least some alias that doesn't change often)
We could also set up some rules that people have to obey when they are
writing to the list, one of those rules could be that they would need to use
their name.
Other rules could be to no create havoc or not to flame.
Usually those rules are in the subscription letter: <copied from freeng-list>


1. Ridicule, debunkery and believer/skeptic flamewars are banned.
   Let's just say that freenrg-list is a big nasty nest of "true
   believers" (having maybe a bit of rational skepticism,) and let the
   skeptics leave in disgust.  The tone should be one of legitimate
   disagreements and respectful debate. 

2. Heavy on experimentalism.  Or theory-led experiments.  Or theoretical
   implications of experiments.  This is not a forum for all those 
   controversial physics theories being ignored by mainstream science. Try
   NEOTECH for this.  But if your theory leads directly to interesting,
   testable, real-world phenomena, then by all means discuss the experimental 
   possibilites.  If your experiments reveal anomalies not predicted by ANY
   theory, definitely jump right in and discuss your findings.  Also it's
   very acceptable to publish theoretical work on a web page and announce its
   presence here. 

3. Flamewars are banned.  If you believe you've been insulted and wish to
   respond in kind, don't do it on freenrg-list.  Use private email.  Even
   better, ask the person if the insult was intentional, since the low-
   bandwidth of email frequently causes misunderstandings.

4. Small email files please.  The limit is set to 40K right now, those
   exceeding the limit will be forwarded to Bill Beaty.  Some
   members are on limited service, or have to pay for received email.
   Larger diagrams and graphics can be mailed to me directly and
   posted on the webpage for viewing.

5. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE: when you reply to a message DON'T include the
   ENTIRE message in your reply.  Always edit it and delete as much as
   possible.  The entire message should only be included if: (A) you are
   replying to a message that is several days old, or (B) you are doing 
   a point-by-point reply to many parts of a message.  Several users 
   must pay by the kilobyte for receiving message traffic, and large 
   amounts of redundant messages are expensive and of little use.  So,
   when including a quoted message in your reply, ALWAYS DELETE SOMETHING.

6. "Junkmail" email advertizing will not be tolerated.  While not illegal,
   widecasting of junk email ads to listserv sites is against the 
   Unwritten Rules of the Internet.  Anyone who spams freenrg-list with 
   junkmail will be referred to the Internet Vigilante Justice team.   ;)
   Occasional on-topic advertizing by regular freenrg-list users is 

Regarding a newsgroup, why not have two mailing lists, one weekly and one
continuous list? One could make both lists so that all letter are directly
published on the web (or with one or two days in delay, to sift out some
weird stuff if needed).