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RE: starship-design: keep old copy.
At 11:12 PM 7/26/96, Timothy van der Linden wrote:
>>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.
We could list the member on the web page. Thats probably to much trouble
for an advertizer to bother with.
>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
>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.
I think we could cut this one. Thou keeping things close to topic would be
>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).
Thats true. I (or whoever maintains the weekly summaries loaded on the web
could handel this easy enough.
Kelly Starks Internet: email@example.com
Sr. Systems Engineer
Magnavox Electronic Systems Company
(Magnavox URL: http://www.fw.hac.com/external.html)