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Re: Welcome to iris-talk@onelist.com

From: "Janice Stocks" <kjan44@freewwweb.com>

-----Original Message-----
From: nospam@mallorn.com <nospam@mallorn.com>
To: kjan44@freewwweb.com <kjan44@freewwweb.com>
Date: Tuesday, June 30, 1998 4:30 PM
Subject: Welcome to iris-talk@onelist.com

>To unsubscribe from this list, go to the ONElist web site at
>http;//www.onelist.com, and select the User Center link from
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>your subscription between digest and normal mode.
>iris-talk@onelist.com is an internet mailing list devoted to
>discussion on garden irises. Both experienced irisarians and
>beginners are welcome. If you grow, breed, or study irises, or
>just want to join the conversation, you are invited to subscribe.
>To register/subscribe to the iris-talk@onelist (print this):
>Use your browser to got to:
>1. http://www.onelist.com/subscribe.cgi/iris-talk
>2. Click on "Subscribe to this List"
>If you are *NOT* already registered with Onelist.com, click "Click
>here to Register" and follow the instructions filling out the
>form. Once you submit this form, you will get an email form
>Onelist confirming your registration.
>Once you have you have completed your registration, you will
>be subscribed automatically to the list. If you want to be on
>digest mode, go to:
>and click on "User Center" on the left
>This time login as a registered user.
>Click on Switch to digest (or Switch to nornal depending on
>what you want)
>iris-talk@onelist.com was created on June 25th, 1998 by
>John Jones(nospam@mallorn.com) as a temporary adjunct to
>the IRIS-L@RT66.com owned by Tom Tadfor Little(telp@rt66.com).
>New subscribers are encouraged to post a message introducing
>themselves.  If you do so, please begin the subject line of your
>message with "OT-BIO: ", followed by your name, so that other
>list members will know it is your introductory message.
>iris-talk@onelist.com is an unmoderated list. This means the
>list owner does not personally review each message to decide
>if it's appropriate. This responsibility rests with the subscribers.
>Please note the following policies.
>These are not laws or restrictions, just suggested practices that
>(if most of us follow them) will make the list more useful,
>manageable, and pleasant for all. Please show your "good
>citizenship" by reading these guidelines, keeping them for
>reference, and using them when you post to the list.
>a. General Posting Guidelines (aka The Ten Commandments)
>1) Junk Mail. Do not post messages that are circulating through
>the internet at large. This includes virus warnings, humor, chain
>letters, charity appeals, etc. This is not the place for them.
>2) Matters for the List Owner. If someone posts something you
>think is inappropriate, or if you want to make a comment
>regarding problems with the list culture or the list policies,
>you are encouraged to refer the matter to the list moderator, off-
>list (at nospam@mallorn.com), rather than posting to the list about
>it. This will keep our discussions more polite and also more
>iris-oriented. Be tolerant...even of those who do not follow
>these guidelines. Often it's best to just let it be.
>3) Potentially Offensive Subjects. Do not post anything with
>political or religious content, even if there is some tenuous
>connection with irises. Some people have very strong feelings on
>these topics, and there is no reason to risk starting a heated
>debate over something that is rather clearly off-topic to begin
>with. By the same rationale, avoid using profanity, even in jest.
>4) Flames. Do not flame! When does a discussion become a flame?
>That's a judgment call, of course. Examine your emotions as you
>type. If you're "worked up" over the message you're replying to,
>don't send. Wait a day and think it over.
>5) Subject Lines. CHECK the subject line before you send, even if
>you are replying to a previously posted message. If the subject
>line accurately reflects the content of your message, leave it
>alone! If it doesn't, change it!
>6) On-List/Off-List. CHECK the recipient line before you send. If
>it says "iris-talk@onelist.com" the posting will go to each and every
>subscriber on the list. Often, this is what you want. But if the
>message is personal, off-topic, or of very limited interest, it
>should probably be sent to one (or a few) particular recipients,
>7) Attachments. Do not send binary attachments, such as digitized
>images, to the list.
>8) Message Length. Watch the size of your message. When replying
>to a previously posted message, trim the quotation down to the
>minimum needed to establish context.
>9) Subject Tags. Use the official subject tags (see below)
>whenever possible.
>10) Try not to bother the list with something you can easily
>find on your own, without involving 300 other people.
>b. Subject Tags
>Here is the list of subject tags, which I encourage everyone to
>use to preface the subject lines of their messages to Iris-L.
>Please use the tags as they are given; do not invent variations.
>If the practice loses its consistency, it will also lose much of
>its usefulness. I know this is a long listing, but that is a
>reflection of the breadth and variety of our discussions. Don't
>be intimidated; they will become quickly familiar after a short
>time. Try to use the tag that fits your message best. It is often
>appropriate to combine a tag from the first set (types of irises)
>with one from another set. If nothing fits, don't worry. The tags
>are not mandatory.
>TB:    tall bearded irises
>MED:   median and dwarf bearded irises
>AR:    arilbred and aril irises
>SIB:   Siberian irises
>LA:    Louisiana irises
>JI:    Japanese irises
>SPU:   spuria irises
>PCN:   Pacific coast native irises
>BULB:  bulb irises (Dutch, reticulatas, Junos)
>SPEC:  iris species (particularly those not covered in another category)
>REB:   reblooming irises
>SA:    space-age irises
>HIST:  historic irises and history of iris development
>CULT:  culture
>HYB:   hybridizing
>REF:   references (books and society publications)
>SHOW:  iris shows and related topics
>IRC:   IRC chat sessions (currently Friday nights)
>AIS:   American Iris Society business and issues
>PHOTO: iris photography
>COMP:  iris-related computer topics (record keeping, photo digitizing,
>CAT:   iris catalogs and discussion of commercial nurseries
>AD:    iris-related advertisement (ads not related to irises are *not*
>OT-PLANTS: other garden plants (not irises)
>OT-ART:    iris-motif art and craftwork
>OT-HUMOR:  iris-related humor
>OT-CHAT:   personal messages and conversation (consider taking it
>OT-BIO:    introduction from a new subscriber (please follow with your
>ADMIN: list administration issues (reserved for the list owner)
>c. Undeliverable Mail
>If the listserver is repeatedly unable to deliver mail to your
>address, you may be put on digest mode to reduce the number of
>error messages produced. When the problem has passed and you
>begin to receive mail again, you may leave digest mode by
>following the instructions at the Onelist.com user center at:
>If the problem persists for a week or more, you may be removed from
>the list.
>Summary (IMPORTANT):
>iris-talk@onelist.com is the LIST ADDRESS, used when you want
>to post a message for everyone to read.
>John Jones (nospam@mallorn.com) is the LIST OWNER, a human
>being who is your point of contact for questions or problems.
>Enjoy the list!

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