Re: Welcome to firstname.lastname@example.org
From: "Janice Stocks" <email@example.com>
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Tuesday, June 30, 1998 4:30 PM
Subject: Welcome to firstname.lastname@example.org
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>firstname.lastname@example.org was created on June 25th, 1998 by
>John Jones(email@example.com) as a temporary adjunct to
>the IRIS-L@RT66.com owned by Tom Tadfor Little(firstname.lastname@example.org).
>New subscribers are encouraged to post a message introducing
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>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 firstname.lastname@example.org), 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.
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>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
>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
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