Re: Your Off-topic Post--Posting Rules Reminder (was Re: A Dictio nary for Women)

Subject: Re: Your Off-topic Post--Posting Rules Reminder (was Re: A Dictio nary for Women)
From: George Mena <George -dot- Mena -at- ESSTECH -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 1998 09:36:02 -0700

Message received. Humblest of apologies to all who were offended.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric J. Ray [SMTP:ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com]
> Sent: Friday, April 24, 1998 7:42 PM
> To: George Mena
> Subject: Re: Your Off-topic Post--Posting Rules Reminder (was Re:
> A Dictionary for Women)
>
> At 07:30 PM 4/24/98 -0700, you wrote:
> >Okay, this is off the normal track, but my friend Gayle down in L.A.
> >sent me this one and it's she who calls this "A Dictionary for
> Women."
> >Besides, it's the weekend and after some of the things I've heard
> around
> >here, I figured we may as well hear something funny (besides, I'm
> sure
> >*someone* on this list has had at least *one* of these thoughts).
>
> Please review the posting rules. Specifically:
>
> * If it doesn't clearly and directly relate to technical
> communication, don't post it.
> * 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.
>
> Thanks!
> Eric
>
>
> POSTING RULES FOR TECHWR-L
> Revised 10/19/97
>
> I strongly encourage everyone to read and understand these
> rules before posting to TECHWR-L. Any list member may
> be removed from the list, at the listowner's discretion,
> for flagrant or repeated infractions. Additionally, if
> you are abusive to the listowner or other list members,
> you may be removed from the list.
>
>
> CHECK THE ARCHIVES BEFORE POSTING! Archives are available at
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> and at http://listserv.okstate.edu/archives/techwr-l.html
> and at http://www.dejanews.com/ and at http://www.reference.com/.
>
> 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 clearly and directly relate to technical
> communication, 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 relates to _computer 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
> 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 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.
>
> OTHER
> * Check your facts on anything you post. Do not under
> any circumstances post virus warnings or anything else
> designed to be "forwarded to everyone you know" to this
> list.
> * Do not directly attack anyone for anything on the list.
> Take issue with ideas, not personalities, and do
> NOT point out grammatical, spelling, or usage errors.
> This forum is not the place to exercise editorial
> frustration.
> * Please do post job ads -- they are welcome. Please
> put the location and general job description in the
> Subject line. E.g. something like
> JOB: Sr. Tech Writer, SF, California, USA.
> * Do not post job ad critiques. If you don't like the
> job, don't apply. If you have an issue with the
> terminology or phrasing, take it up off-line
> with the company.
> * Please do not post other ads in any form, for they are
> not welcome. The one exception is for ads that directly
> address a topic under discussion on the list. For example, if
> a reader posts a question about snazzling software and
> the company you work for makes Snazzler for Doors, posting
> information about the product would be fine.
> * Please make sure your E-mail address is included in
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> * If responses are sent to you--not to the whole list--please
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> up conversations offline if necessary with original posters.
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> "SUMMARY" as the first word of the "Subject" line."
> * Direct all commentary about this message to my
> address, not the list.
>
>
>
>
>
> *********************************************************
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> * TECHWR-L Listowner, co-author _Mastering HTML 4.0_
> * _HTML 4 for Dummies Quick Reference_, and others.
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