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Subject:Posting Guidelines for TECHWR-L From:"Eric J. Ray" <ejray -at- GALAXY -dot- GALSTAR -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 15 Jan 1996 00:00:02 -0600
GUIDELINES FOR POSTING MESSAGES:
WHAT TO POST
* If it is about technical communication and of general
interest, post it.
* If it is about technical communication and original and
humorous, post it.
WHAT NOT TO POST
* If it doesn't relate to technical communication,
don't post it.
* If it is a personal message to a single subscriber,
don't post it. Even if mail to that person bounces.
* If you aren't sure, don't post it.
* If it relates to language use but not technical
communication, it probably isn't appropriate.
Don't post it.
* If it continues an irrelevant thread in any way
(rebuttal, rebuke, rerun, revision, remark), don't
* If it is something cute, interesting, or funny that
you found on the Internet (e.g. Dr. Seuss on Tech
Writing, origin of spam), don't post it. I assure
you that most readers have seen it already.
* Please make sure your E-mail address is included in
the body of the message you post to the list.
* Direct all commentary about this message to my
address, not the list.