Administrativa: Welcome to the first subscribers!!!
- Dear all,
with the first subscribers (35 so far, only after less than 1 day of
existence!) I felt the necessity to make a welcome message. Feel free to
make your comment either to the list or privately
A FAQ would be a nice addition to this list too. I'm working on it but
don't expect to see anything before one or two weeks. Suggestions are
Your nice listmaster,
PS: I know that my mother tongue is NOT English, so please forward me
privately any grammatic/syntax/style mistakes.
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I have enclosed a very good document known as the "Netiquette guide for
lists" which should provide you a very good general introduction to the
mailing-lists (Even for people with a lot of mailing-lists experience).
This list is unmoderated, and I don't want to moderate it. To keep it
please stay on the topic and refrain from sending "I agree" messages.
postings within our discussion topic (for example: announcement of a
closely related to ancient cooking (one single mention of Apicius is NOT
enough!), ancient cooking artifacts, ...) are allowed, but should be
kept to a
minimum (for example a link to a WWW page). SPAMMERS will be immediately
at eaternae, and a complaint will be posted to his/her postmaster. In
doubt just send your message to the listmaster
Enjoy the Apicius-list!
---Netiquette guide for mailing lists---
Some mailing lists have low rates of traffic, others can flood your
several hundred mail messages per day. Numerous incoming messages from
listservers or mailing lists by multiple users, requires extensive
processing which can tie up valuable resources. Subscription to Interest
or Discussion Lists should be kept to a minimum and should not exceed
disk quota can handle, or you for that matter.
When you join a list, monitor the messages for a few days to get a feel
common questions are asked, and what topics are deemed off-limits. This
commonly referred to as lurking. When you feel comfortable with the
See if there is a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) for a group that you
interested in joining. Veteran members get annoyed when they see the
questions every few weeks, or at the start of each semester. [Julien
the moment there is no FAQ for the Apicius-list, but it is on my "todo"
Follow any and all guidelines that the listowner has posted; the
establishes the local "netiquette" standards for her/his list.
Keep in mind that some discussion lists or Usenet groups have members
countries. Don't assume that they will understand a reference to TV,
culture, or current events in your country. If you must use the
please explain it. Don't assume that they understand geographical
that are local or national.
Don't join a list just to post inflammatory messages - this upsets most
administrators and you could lose access to the net ("mail bombing").
Keep your questions and comments relevant to the focus of the discussion
If another person posts a comment or question that is off the subject,
reply to the list and keep the off- subject conversation going publicly.
When someone posts an off-subject note, and someone else criticizes that
posting, you should NOT submit a gratuitous note saying "well, I liked
lots of people probably did as well and you guys ought to lighten up and
tell us to stick to the subject".
When going away for more than a week, unsubscribe or suspend mail from
mailing lists or LISTSERV services.
If you can respond to someone else's question, do so through email.
people answering the same question on a large list can fill your mailbox
those of everyone else on the list) quickly.
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reply. Don't let your mailing or Usenet software automatically quote the
body of messages you are replying to when it's not necessary. Take the
edit any quotations down to the minimum necessary to provide context for
reply. Nobody likes reading a long message in quotes for the third or
time, only to be followed by a one line response: "Yeah, me too."
Use discretion when forwarding a long mail message to group addresses or
distribution lists. It's preferable to reference the source of a
provide instructions on how to obtain a copy. If you must post a long
warn the readers with a statement at the top of the mail message.
WARNING: LONG MESSAGE
If you crosspost messages to multiple groups, include the name of the
the top of the mail message with an apology for any duplication.
Resist the temptation to "flame" others on the list. Remember that these
discussions are "public" and meant for constructive exchanges. Treat the
on the list as you would want them to treat you.
When posting a question to the discussion group, request that responses
directed to you personally. Post a summary or answer to your question to
When replying to a message posted to a discussion group, check the
address to be
certain it's going to the intended location (person or group). It can be
embarrassing if they reply incorrectly and post a personal message to
discussion group that was intended for an individual.
When signing up for a group it is important to save your subscription
confirmation letter for reference. That way if you go on vacation you
the subscription address for suspending mail.
Use your own personal Email account, don't subscribe using a shared
Occasionally subscribers to the list who are not familiar with proper
will submit requests to SUBSCRIBE or UNSUBSCRIBE directly to the list
tolerant of this activity, and possibly provide some useful advice as
Other people on the list are not interested in your desire to be added
deleted. Any requests regarding administrative tasks such as being added
removed from a list should be made to the appropriate area, not the list
---End of Netiquette guide for mailing-lists---