- Ladies and Gentlemen,
The following is a short (for her) message from one of our Moderators and our Resident Lawyer, the Lovely Loring Elizabeth Jahnke. We hope your take the time to read her "tips," so we don't have to delete anyone or sue them for abuse of the English Language.
i am a lower case edition of a list
administrator. i post with tips for new group
i came by these in the school of hard knocks.
run by the Fuhrer, Mussolini, Salazar, Tito,
OK, i digress.
but i did get kicked off a group list because
i talked to much. they said i broke the rules.
well, when you talk, i.e., write, as much as i
do, you break the rules more often. like if you
never take your car out of the driveway, you will
never commit a traffic violation.
i omitted to sign my post. again and again.
BUT that is not my point. i didn't object to
the rules, just to the punishment. i and those
who were canned along with me started our own
back to my wordy point.
i think that now, on both lists, if you click
on Reply, you will reply to only the person who
posted to the list. if you click on Reply All,
you will post to the entire list and that sender
will get two copies.
you might be missing contact with people who
might want to contact you if you click Reply, but
that is how it works.
there is a Delete key on the right, next to
the thing that does this: \ or, if you hit Shift
at the same time, it does this: |
if you are bored with a post, stretch the
right pinky and depress Delete.
if you have an IPS that charges per word or
whatever, and charges are distressing you,
consider switching to digest version of the big
list. if you have trouble, contact me or Bill or
Barbara Cain. one of us will sort it out.
a major recommendation: sign your posts. for
girls--and we still are, no matter what our
ages--use your maiden names. pretend you are a
spinster like me. because no one knows the name
of the guy you married. or we get mixed up.
this point of my post being that email
addresses do not necessarily tell who you are. I
am still trying to figure out Pat and Sandy in
Pittsburgh, and RinehartD at the Securities and
i realize that, though you have not met him,
most of you are abundantly aware that Mowgli is
one of my three Boxers, and that my email address,
mowgli@..., named in his honor, is perfectly
clear, and i should not have to sign everything,
but i was taught by a despot, and it is ingrained
in me to do so.
questions, suggestions, comments welcome. the
purposes, the intent of the groups is
communication. ideas on how to do so better are