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NFC: Rules and Guidelines for The Native Fish Conservancy List and Sublists
Rules and Guidelines for The Native Fish Conservancy List and Sublists
Last Revisions: 1 April 2000.
Revisions: Blended last addendums with document. Corrected spelling and
grammatical errors. Added some ohter ones. Made some comments a
little less "harsh." Added remarks on the Articles Page. Etc. Read
the whole thing.
Contacting List Administrator
The list's administrator is always available at the e-mail address:
<list>-owner at actwin_com For the NFC Lists, this is
NFC-Owner at actwin_com. Feel free to contact me at this address with
suggestions, praise, offers of money, or complaints.
Spam is defined as followed: Any unwelcome commercial posting, or
multiple postings of the same materiel. (Such as posting the same
message five times.) The following exceptions exist:
Fish Wish List: This is a collective post of people looking for fishes.
There is a section for commercial messages. These are run by
individuals on the list. Other such units should gain approval from the
list manager before posting.
Accidental repeats: Your router is lagging, and a message didn't make
it through for eight hours. You repeated it. Both got sent. As long
as it's obviously not purposeful, it won't get you in trouble.
Auction Stuff: That is fine, as long as it is the NFC auction [so, no,
you cannot auction off a date with yourself... and, no, I can't do that
either (sorry gals)]
This Post: The next person out there who tells me I've posted this more
First Offense: Warning.
Second Offense: Suspension from list for time period of administrators
Third: Permanent removal.
Extremely offensive material may result in immediate and permanent
removal. Examples include sex or pornographic advertisements, chain
letters, and triangle/pyramid/etc. scams. These will also result in a
nice little letter sent to your server's administrator, which may result
in revocation of your account there.
SPAM sent from addressed not on the list does not go thru. However,
they do create a bounce to the list-owners private account. Any spam
traced from a false address back to a list member will result in the
above, skipping first offense.
Bluntly, I'm sick and tired of getting a mailbox full of spam, you all
don't like it, I don't like it. Especially not when I've already got a
ton of it.
A flame is any insulting or in/flam/atory remark. This is something
meant to intentionally anger or upset someone else. This is at the
receiving parties and/or list admin.'s discretion.
First and Second Offense: Warnings.
Third and Forth Offense: Suspension for time period of admin.
Watch what you say, and you won't get in trouble. Light comments
will generally be ignored. Also, remember that there is no tone in
writing. "You know, you're a real putz." can be read as insulting or a
light, jestful remark.
Keep the material in posts relevant. Some wandering of topics is
bound to occur, and will generally be ignored. Keep the politics to a
minimum. Completely off topic posts should not be made.
General Offense: Notice to keep on topic to list.
Continued Regular: Removal.
An occasional off-topic post is bound to be made, and going to be
fine, such as, "Just want the list to know that my wife and I are now
expecting our first baby in June!" or "Having a big problem with my
beautiful pair of Oscars, anyone help?" or something along that line is
fine, as long as it's not a constant thing.
This is discretionary. Yes, it's a fish list. If you have a
question about fish that is off topic: You may send it to me at
wiegerj at paul_paulsmiths.edu. If I can't answer it myself, I'll get it
answered, or just make up something that sounds good.
However, keep it relevant. If you are constantly
posting irrelevant messages, and so forth, I'm going to just regard it
as SPAM and put you under that headline.
General Posting Guidelines:
Please remember that a message sent to NFC at actwin_com reaches more
than a hundred people. Try not to be annoying or offensive. One line
posts such as, "I agree!" or "You're wrong" are meaningless. They're
just going to be something to bother other people, especially if you've
quoted the four pages of the original message in it and the six replies
that came with it. In short, make sure you actually have something to
say before you hit send.
Majordomo is weird. It doesn't like it if you send out a message
with the word "Subscribe," "unsubscribe," or "help" in the subject. The
last one is the most relevant. Either type in hlep, or aid, or reword
it somehow. It just makes life a little easier on all of us.
A thread is defined as a group of messages of the same topic making up
more than three replies. This is the initial message, a reply, and a
reply to that reply. It is not two replies to the same message.
Threads of general interest are permitted on the list. After all, the
list is for the members of it. However, threads tend to dissolve into a
conversation between two or three people. If this is the case, it
should be taken off-list and brought to just the people involved.
We no longer have the large number of sublists, only FWL, NFCBreeders,
NFC, and the Digest. Try to not cross post to these. Most of the
people who care about trading are on FWL, most who care about breeding
are on NFCBreeders, and if they're not on those lists, they may not care
and would not like to receive messages.
Harassment by other means:
You can get a list of all members of any list by sending mail to
Majordomo at actwin_com with the command who <list> in the body. Use of
this list to spam/flame or otherwise bother list members will result in
immediate removal and/or contact to your site admin. The same goes for
just sending mail to someone who's recently posted. Messages of this
nature should be forwarded WITH HEADERS to wiegerj at paul_paulsmiths.edu.
The NFC now has an "official" article page. This may be found on my
personal home page, http://www.geocities.com/Josh_Wiegert. Articles may
be submitted to the NFC list or directly to me simply by including the
article and a note that you intend it for the page. I am not going to
take general articles from the lists and just stick them up there, you
have to explicitly tell me they're for the articles' page.
Digest and Other Lists:
The volume of this document applies to members of
NFC-Digest at actwin_com and its members, NFC at actwin_com and its members,
and all affiliated sublists.
Correcting the Admin:
The admin, me, is always right. If I say the sky is orange, its
orange. Don't argue with me. :) With all seriousness, this comment
simply means that all decisions by the list administrator are final.
The list has been more or less flame free, and, aside from some
bizarre situations mostly on topic. We'd like to keep it that way.
Those of you who know me know that I'm a pretty easy going guy. As I've
said before, if you're not out to make a jerk of yourself, you'll be
allright. I'm not out to be a censor, I'm not out to settle disputes,
just try to keep the list a bit happy for everyone. The contents of
this document will be uploaded to
http://www.geocities.com/Josh_Wiegert/nfclregs.txt within the week,
assuming I don't forget.
Joshua L. Wiegert
NFC Lists Administrator Wiegerj at paulsmiths_edu
www.geocities.com/RainForest/Jungle/1680/ owner-nfc at actwin_com
ICQ 1918889 AIM UID: Etheosoma
Feel free to contact me by any of the above means for any reason.
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NFC Lists include the main 'NFC' list, 'NFC-Digest,' 'NFCBreeders' and
Fish Wish List (FWL). To subscribe to any of these, e-mail
Majordomo at actwin_com with the command subscribe <listname>. To
unsubscribe, use the command unsubscribe <list>. Help returns a list of
other commands, or feel free to contact me at Owner-NFC at actwin_com. All
lists are @actwin.com. Come join us and chat about our native fishes, or