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members of the 78-C mailing list at YahooGroups, and was last updated:
February 3rd 2013
(Our apologies for the length, but please read this
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78-C is a sister group to
We are a "commercial" list for anyone interested in buying/selling or
trading early vintage 78-rpm records, Cylinder Records or Edison Diamond Disc
sound recordings and related material.
Not every member of the List is
knowledgeable and many may be complete "newbies"... help them whenever
possible, even if they ARE trying to sell a copy of Francis Craig's Bullet
recording of "Near You" or some Ken Griffin tunes. You never know when one of
them might turn up a copy of a Robert Johnson recording on blue label
Vocallion or maybe a Black Patti disc!
Generally, on 78-C, if it
a list of records for sale
a list of records wanted
list trades to make or want
a pointer to an auction for records for
and related material
or if it IS any message that prompts
then it belongs on the sister discussion list
If you want to get into general record discussions, it is
suggested that you move these to the 78-L list which is where they more
properly belong, and where they will more likely be found in an archival
search by someone looking for information down the road.
Go here for
information about 78-L and how to join
SOME DO's and DONT's to observe
when posting to 78-C
to a minimum, any previous messages quoted in your responses.
DO make your
message "subject" lines short and concise... cramming them only leads to
DO add a tag line of your business or hobby if directly related
DO send email to the list owner (see below) if you post a
message AND it does not appear on the list.
DO test any links in your
message BEFORE you send it to the list, and use Tiny URL's whenever possible.
DON'T post "Auction Ending" messages for any auctions (typically Ebay!)
that run less than 30 days.
DON'T post additional messages when you have
already posted an auction pointer with the same links.
DON'T add non-disc
related tag lines to your messages promoting any other cause or
DON'T repost an entire message or list digest back to the
DON'T post messages with ATTACHMENTS of any
kind...YahooGroups will strip them and they will not be distributed with the
text portion of your message. If you have a "for sale" or "wants" list,
include it within your email message for distribution to all the List members.
If you have a file you want the members to see, upload it to the "FILES"
section of the List as noted below, and describe it in your message. If other
members want to view it, they can go to the "FILES" area and view it
Please send regular (text) mail to the list, do not send HTML
(Bold face, underlined, etc.) formatted mail. Many members do not have email
readers that can read HTML formatted mail, it looks like gibberish to them,
and parts of your message may be lost or garbled. Most mail programs have
options to turn off HTML mail.
Go here to understand WHY you should do
this, and HOW to do
messages containing a long link such as an EBAY seller, like
browser may have only highlighted the first line, and when you click on it,
you only get the part that
browser inserted a CRLF (Carriage Return + Line Feed) which broke the line
into two separate parts which EBAY does not understand. The fix for this is to
copy BOTH lines into a word processor or mail editor, and edit the two lines
The line should have read as one, and all of it
above line all the way to "rows=0" should be highlighted in your browser
indicating it is a "clickable link".
If those links look too big, or if
they are usually broken by the time the post reaches the list, you could
TINYURL. Go here to see how to make a TINYURL to give a
clickable link for your listings or "Items for Sale"
When replying to a long message,
please edit any quotes, that you include, to only the relevant parts, and
NEVER requote an entire message or digest back to the list. "Me, too", "I
agree" or "Send me one" (or similar) messages are discouraged. Please send
this kind of message to the originating party in PRIVATE email by cutting and
pasting their address into your message. Save the List bandwidth for relevant
If you intend to reply personally to the sender of a
message, make sure that the TO: field of your message contains the email
address of the message originator, and does not contain email@example.com.
Otherwise hundreds of people will get your reply, and see your 'personal'
The default reply is that your mail will be sent to ALL
If you go on vacation and do not read your email, your
mailbox may fill up and bounce your mail back to the list, resulting in
YahooGroups automatically suspending your account as BOUNCING. You can easily
set your account to "NO EMAIL" by going to the group HOME pages listed below,
OR make sure your mailbox at your ISP is large, since the List can generate
megabytes of mail per week.
NOTE: If an account is HARD BOUNCING and
reports "User Unknown" or similar, or if it remains in BOUNCING status for
over 30 days, it will be deleted from the 78-C membership, and you will have
to resubscribe if you want to rejoin the group.
SPAM postings are NOT
permitted, and please refrain from discussion postings and "smart comment-one
liners". Postings of items of a limited local nature are discouraged since
78-C is read by a world wide audience.
78-C has a history of tolerance
and very light group management. It is intended for a civilized, polite and
gentlemanly discourse for the subject matter, and members are expected to act
accordingly and respect the general rules of "netiquette" and leave
name-calling, flames, s.e.x, religion and politics for other lists.
group HOME page and the FILES section can be found
The group is not
generally moderated, but for the benefit of all our readers, posting is
restricted to approved members to prevent spammers, special interest groups,
and other InterNet low-life from accessing and posting their unwanted
advertising, smut and drivel to the group.
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