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    Monthly IguanaMail Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Last updated: 12/07/00 Since so many members lose or delete the Welcome letter they received when they
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      Monthly IguanaMail Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
      Last updated: 12/07/00

      Since so many members lose or delete the Welcome letter they received when they joined the IML, this FAQ will reiterate some of the key information you need to know to participate on the IML and manage your mailing list account(s) at Onelist.com.

      This FAQ will be posted to the IML at the beginning of every month. This FAQ is excerpted from the Welcome letter. You can find the full text of the Welcome letter at http://www.sonic.net/melissk/welcometoiml.html and in the Files area of the IML at http://www.onelist.com

      Contents
      =======
      - Before You Post Your First Message... (how to quickly conquer 'Net Newbie Syndrome)
      - The Rules (or, how to stay on the list and make it an enjoyable place to be)
      - Get To Know Your Member Center Page at Onelist.com (just what it says)
      - Account Status Changes (subscribe, unsubscribe, digest, no mail; sending IML mail)

      Before You Post Your First Message...
      ==============================
      Many people have to pay for every minute of online time. Because this can get quite expensive with large email discussion lists such as IML, the IML listowners have established rules and guidelines to try to keep the amount of wasted bandwidth (unnecessary text and mail) to a minimum. Since we are all in this IML community together, we ask that everyone respect these guidelines and abide by the rules.

      Guidelines:
      While all reasonable and iguana-related questions are welcomed, it can be a waste of bandwidth (and excessively expensive for those who are paying for connect time) to ask very basic questions, or overly broad questions. If you are new to iguanas, rather than start out by asking "Tell me everything I need to know about my new iguana!", you help yourself and the folks on the list by doing some reading on the subject first and then come to the list with specific questions. The answers you receive will then make a lot more sense to you with the background information you will by then have acquired through the reading. If you haven't already done so, the Moderators encourage new and prospective iguana owners to read three excellent resources by experienced iguana keepers, available on the World Wide Web:

      Adam Britton's "Wong's Green Iguana Heaven"
      http://milagros.net/caiman/

      Melissa Kaplan's Giant Green Iguana Information Collection
      http://anapsid.org/

      Jennifer Swofford's Iguana Manual
      http://www.baskingspot.com/iguanas/

      Other useful articles and sites if you are new to the Internet, Email and the World Wide Web (WWW):

      Emoticons & Abbreviations: find out what people mean when they use all that weird punctuation and acronyms (http://www.sonic.net/melissk/smileys.html)

      Everything you might ever want to know is not yet on the WWW. Sometimes, you gotta hit the hard stuff: books, journals, magazines, etc. Some basic on- and off-line research source suggestions can be found in the article "Researching Herp Information." (http://www.sonic.net/melissk/research.html)

      You can find information on general rules of 'Netiquette (Internet etiquette) by reading the following articles:

      Netiquette
      http://redtail.unm.edu/cp/netiquette.html

      Introduction to Network Etiquette
      http://jade.wabash.edu/wabnet/info/netiquet.htm

      The Art of Getting Help
      http://www.sonic.net/melissk/art_help.html


      The Rules
      ========
      A common misconception about the Internet/World Wide Web is that anything goes, that anyone can say anything to anyone at anytime. If this has been your understanding, think again! ;) In fact, from the time you first access your online account, whether it is through a commercial service such as AOL, your employer's Internet account, or through an independent internet service provider, you have--knowingly or unknowingly--agreed to certain limitations on your online behavior.

      By remaining subscribed to the list, you give your tacit agreement that you will abide by the rules stated by the list owners/moderators, in the Welcome letter as well as in any administrative posts [ADMIN] that may be posted to the list from time to time.

      The rules for IML are:

      1. Use specific subject lines, like "Need help finding reptile vet in St Louis MO" instead of "Help!" or "Re: IguanaMail Digest 25."

      2. Don't quote entire letters in your response - just the fewest lines necessary so that the rest of the listmembers know what you are talking about but they aren't overwhelmed with text they've already read. MEMBERS WHO REGULARLY FAIL TO DELETE EXCESSIVE QUOTATIONS WILL BE PUT ON PREMODERATED STATUS AND THEIR POSTS WILL BE REJECTED. The only way to get them posted will be to edit them properly and resubmit them. If you still aren't sure how to edit, see the Editing Posts article at http://www.egroups.com/files/IguanaMail/AdministrativeFiles > Editing Posts.

      3. Keep posts on-topic. While some straying from the topic, if it otherwise is of interest to IMLers, may be acceptable for limited periods of time, in general off-topic questions and responses should be handled by private email between IMLers. If posts stray too far afield, the list will be asked to take it to private email. If it doesn't stop, the moderators will contact the posters directly. Continued disregard for this can result in termination from the list.

      4. Do not attach documents, forwarded mail, viruses, or graphics files to IML posts, or send your mail to the list coded in rich text format (bolding, italics, stationery, etc.) or send your postings in HTML format (check your email options to code your outgoing IML posts to text or plain text only). Egroups strips off attachments and the list is coded to be transmitted in plain text, so you'll only be wasting your time. ;)

      5. Deliberately posting to the IML any email sent to you (or email forwarded to you by someone) is inappropriate and may be cause for termination from the list.

      6. Treat IMLers as if they were cherished friends, not family members at whom you are ticked off. Being polite will keep all communications more pleasant for all list subscribers, not just those participating in a particular discussion.

      7. Play nice. Attack issues, not people. It is fine to disagree with people, but do so politely. Passion is fine. Anger, baiting, harassing, flaming, trolling and engaging in disruptive communications will result in being terminated from the list.

      8. If there are things that annoy and irritate you when done by other people on other email lists, don't do them on our list.

      9. While this may sound like a lot of negatives, the Iguanas Mailing List has been - and can continue to be - a lot of fun. While caring for iguanas is a serious matter requiring learning things you never thought you'd ever need to know (let alone all because of that tiny green lizard you brought home!), living with iguanas can be a lot of fun. So feel free to share that fun and sense of wonder, as well as the frustrations...just do it nicely!

      10. When the Moderators state that a thread is closed, it is closed. Period. If you disagree or have a problem with the Moderators decision, take it up with the Moderators, directly, do not take it to list. Mailing Lists are not a democracy, not with over 900 people participating on them. FAILURE TO HANDLE THESE ADMINISTRATIVE DISAGREEMENTS APPROPRIATELY MAY RESULT IN BEING PLACED IN MODERATED STATUS OR BEING TERMIANTED FROM THE IML.

      11. Do NOT send forwarded or other warnings of viruses to the list. Do everyone in your address book a big favor and check out such mailings you receive from your well-meaning (or irritating) friends. Check out viruses on Symantec's Virus & Hoax Encyclopedia at http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/vinfodb.html and things like the post office charging for email and Free Coke! and organ theft rings at http://urbanlegends.about.com IF YOU SEND THIS JUNK TO THE LIST, YOU WILL BE PLACED ON MODERATED STATUS.

      12. No solicitations. If you aren't sure what that means, see the No Solicitation section in the Welcome Letter. If you lost your Welcome Letter, you can find a copy online at http://www.egroups.com/files/IguanaMail/AdministrativeFiles > Welcome Letter.


      Get To Know Your Member Center Page at Egroups.com ===============================================

      Launch your web browser and go to the http://www.egroups.com website. Enter your name and Egroups password in the sign-in box, and you will bring up you're My Groups page with all your Egroups mailing lists listed for you to manage, access files, archives, etc.


      Account Status Changes
      ===================

      You can make some changes to email status by email

      Send a blank email addressed to the following addresses to make the changes indicated:

      Unsubscribe: IguanaMail-unsubscribe@egroups.com
      Subscribe: IguanaMail-subscribe@egroups.com

      Go to the IguanaMail group at your My Groups page and choose:

      Web Only/No Mail = when you are going on vacation or otherwise won't be able to get to your email for a while and don't want your inbox getting maxed out with IML mail

      Digest = when you want to get the digest version instead of the individual posts

      Individual Email = when you want to get individual posts and you've been on Digest or Web Only/No Mail

      To send a new post to IML: IguanaMail@egroups.com

      To send replies to a letter you read, hit your REPLY button on your email program's screen.

      If you have any questions, you can contact the moderators by addressing your email to:

      IguanaMail-owner@egroups.com

      We look forward to seeing you on the lML, Your Moderators:
      Alta Brewer
      Melissa Kaplan
      Katie Kearns
      Bill Myers
    • IguanaMail@yahoogroups.com
      Monthly IguanaMail Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Last updated: 12/07/00 Since so many members lose or delete the Welcome letter they received when they
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        Monthly IguanaMail Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
        Last updated: 12/07/00

        Since so many members lose or delete the Welcome letter they received when they joined the IML, this FAQ will reiterate some of the key information you need to know to participate on the IML and manage your mailing list account(s) at Onelist.com.

        This FAQ will be posted to the IML at the beginning of every month. This FAQ is excerpted from the Welcome letter. You can find the full text of the Welcome letter at http://www.sonic.net/melissk/welcometoiml.html and in the Files area of the IML at http://www.onelist.com

        Contents
        =======
        - Before You Post Your First Message... (how to quickly conquer 'Net Newbie Syndrome)
        - The Rules (or, how to stay on the list and make it an enjoyable place to be)
        - Get To Know Your Member Center Page at Onelist.com (just what it says)
        - Account Status Changes (subscribe, unsubscribe, digest, no mail; sending IML mail)

        Before You Post Your First Message...
        ==============================
        Many people have to pay for every minute of online time. Because this can get quite expensive with large email discussion lists such as IML, the IML listowners have established rules and guidelines to try to keep the amount of wasted bandwidth (unnecessary text and mail) to a minimum. Since we are all in this IML community together, we ask that everyone respect these guidelines and abide by the rules.

        Guidelines:
        While all reasonable and iguana-related questions are welcomed, it can be a waste of bandwidth (and excessively expensive for those who are paying for connect time) to ask very basic questions, or overly broad questions. If you are new to iguanas, rather than start out by asking "Tell me everything I need to know about my new iguana!", you help yourself and the folks on the list by doing some reading on the subject first and then come to the list with specific questions. The answers you receive will then make a lot more sense to you with the background information you will by then have acquired through the reading. If you haven't already done so, the Moderators encourage new and prospective iguana owners to read three excellent resources by experienced iguana keepers, available on the World Wide Web:

        Adam Britton's "Wong's Green Iguana Heaven"
        http://milagros.net/caiman/

        Melissa Kaplan's Giant Green Iguana Information Collection
        http://anapsid.org/

        Jennifer Swofford's Iguana Manual
        http://www.baskingspot.com/iguanas/

        Other useful articles and sites if you are new to the Internet, Email and the World Wide Web (WWW):

        Emoticons & Abbreviations: find out what people mean when they use all that weird punctuation and acronyms (http://www.sonic.net/melissk/smileys.html)

        Everything you might ever want to know is not yet on the WWW. Sometimes, you gotta hit the hard stuff: books, journals, magazines, etc. Some basic on- and off-line research source suggestions can be found in the article "Researching Herp Information." (http://www.sonic.net/melissk/research.html)

        You can find information on general rules of 'Netiquette (Internet etiquette) by reading the following articles:

        Netiquette
        http://redtail.unm.edu/cp/netiquette.html

        Introduction to Network Etiquette
        http://jade.wabash.edu/wabnet/info/netiquet.htm

        The Art of Getting Help
        http://www.sonic.net/melissk/art_help.html


        The Rules
        ========
        A common misconception about the Internet/World Wide Web is that anything goes, that anyone can say anything to anyone at anytime. If this has been your understanding, think again! ;) In fact, from the time you first access your online account, whether it is through a commercial service such as AOL, your employer's Internet account, or through an independent internet service provider, you have--knowingly or unknowingly--agreed to certain limitations on your online behavior.

        By remaining subscribed to the list, you give your tacit agreement that you will abide by the rules stated by the list owners/moderators, in the Welcome letter as well as in any administrative posts [ADMIN] that may be posted to the list from time to time.

        The rules for IML are:

        1. Use specific subject lines, like "Need help finding reptile vet in St Louis MO" instead of "Help!" or "Re: IguanaMail Digest 25."

        2. Don't quote entire letters in your response - just the fewest lines necessary so that the rest of the listmembers know what you are talking about but they aren't overwhelmed with text they've already read. MEMBERS WHO REGULARLY FAIL TO DELETE EXCESSIVE QUOTATIONS WILL BE PUT ON PREMODERATED STATUS AND THEIR POSTS WILL BE REJECTED. The only way to get them posted will be to edit them properly and resubmit them. If you still aren't sure how to edit, see the Editing Posts article at http://www.egroups.com/files/IguanaMail/AdministrativeFiles > Editing Posts.

        3. Keep posts on-topic. While some straying from the topic, if it otherwise is of interest to IMLers, may be acceptable for limited periods of time, in general off-topic questions and responses should be handled by private email between IMLers. If posts stray too far afield, the list will be asked to take it to private email. If it doesn't stop, the moderators will contact the posters directly. Continued disregard for this can result in termination from the list.

        4. Do not attach documents, forwarded mail, viruses, or graphics files to IML posts, or send your mail to the list coded in rich text format (bolding, italics, stationery, etc.) or send your postings in HTML format (check your email options to code your outgoing IML posts to text or plain text only). Egroups strips off attachments and the list is coded to be transmitted in plain text, so you'll only be wasting your time. ;)

        5. Deliberately posting to the IML any email sent to you (or email forwarded to you by someone) is inappropriate and may be cause for termination from the list.

        6. Treat IMLers as if they were cherished friends, not family members at whom you are ticked off. Being polite will keep all communications more pleasant for all list subscribers, not just those participating in a particular discussion.

        7. Play nice. Attack issues, not people. It is fine to disagree with people, but do so politely. Passion is fine. Anger, baiting, harassing, flaming, trolling and engaging in disruptive communications will result in being terminated from the list.

        8. If there are things that annoy and irritate you when done by other people on other email lists, don't do them on our list.

        9. While this may sound like a lot of negatives, the Iguanas Mailing List has been - and can continue to be - a lot of fun. While caring for iguanas is a serious matter requiring learning things you never thought you'd ever need to know (let alone all because of that tiny green lizard you brought home!), living with iguanas can be a lot of fun. So feel free to share that fun and sense of wonder, as well as the frustrations...just do it nicely!

        10. When the Moderators state that a thread is closed, it is closed. Period. If you disagree or have a problem with the Moderators decision, take it up with the Moderators, directly, do not take it to list. Mailing Lists are not a democracy, not with over 900 people participating on them. FAILURE TO HANDLE THESE ADMINISTRATIVE DISAGREEMENTS APPROPRIATELY MAY RESULT IN BEING PLACED IN MODERATED STATUS OR BEING TERMIANTED FROM THE IML.

        11. Do NOT send forwarded or other warnings of viruses to the list. Do everyone in your address book a big favor and check out such mailings you receive from your well-meaning (or irritating) friends. Check out viruses on Symantec's Virus & Hoax Encyclopedia at http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/vinfodb.html and things like the post office charging for email and Free Coke! and organ theft rings at http://urbanlegends.about.com IF YOU SEND THIS JUNK TO THE LIST, YOU WILL BE PLACED ON MODERATED STATUS.

        12. No solicitations. If you aren't sure what that means, see the No Solicitation section in the Welcome Letter. If you lost your Welcome Letter, you can find a copy online at http://www.egroups.com/files/IguanaMail/AdministrativeFiles > Welcome Letter.


        Get To Know Your Member Center Page at Egroups.com ===============================================

        Launch your web browser and go to the http://www.egroups.com website. Enter your name and Egroups password in the sign-in box, and you will bring up you're My Groups page with all your Egroups mailing lists listed for you to manage, access files, archives, etc.


        Account Status Changes
        ===================

        You can make some changes to email status by email

        Send a blank email addressed to the following addresses to make the changes indicated:

        Unsubscribe: IguanaMail-unsubscribe@egroups.com
        Subscribe: IguanaMail-subscribe@egroups.com

        Go to the IguanaMail group at your My Groups page and choose:

        Web Only/No Mail = when you are going on vacation or otherwise won't be able to get to your email for a while and don't want your inbox getting maxed out with IML mail

        Digest = when you want to get the digest version instead of the individual posts

        Individual Email = when you want to get individual posts and you've been on Digest or Web Only/No Mail

        To send a new post to IML: IguanaMail@egroups.com

        To send replies to a letter you read, hit your REPLY button on your email program's screen.

        If you have any questions, you can contact the moderators by addressing your email to:

        IguanaMail-owner@egroups.com

        We look forward to seeing you on the lML, Your Moderators:
        Alta Brewer
        Melissa Kaplan
        Katie Kearns
        Bill Myers
      • IguanaMail@yahoogroups.com
        Monthly IguanaMail Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Last updated: 12/07/00 Since so many members lose or delete the Welcome letter they received when they
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          Monthly IguanaMail Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
          Last updated: 12/07/00

          Since so many members lose or delete the Welcome letter they received when they joined the IML, this FAQ will reiterate some of the key information you need to know to participate on the IML and manage your mailing list account(s) at Onelist.com.

          This FAQ will be posted to the IML at the beginning of every month. This FAQ is excerpted from the Welcome letter. You can find the full text of the Welcome letter at http://www.sonic.net/melissk/welcometoiml.html and in the Files area of the IML at http://www.onelist.com

          Contents
          =======
          - Before You Post Your First Message... (how to quickly conquer 'Net Newbie Syndrome)
          - The Rules (or, how to stay on the list and make it an enjoyable place to be)
          - Get To Know Your Member Center Page at Onelist.com (just what it says)
          - Account Status Changes (subscribe, unsubscribe, digest, no mail; sending IML mail)

          Before You Post Your First Message...
          ==============================
          Many people have to pay for every minute of online time. Because this can get quite expensive with large email discussion lists such as IML, the IML listowners have established rules and guidelines to try to keep the amount of wasted bandwidth (unnecessary text and mail) to a minimum. Since we are all in this IML community together, we ask that everyone respect these guidelines and abide by the rules.

          Guidelines:
          While all reasonable and iguana-related questions are welcomed, it can be a waste of bandwidth (and excessively expensive for those who are paying for connect time) to ask very basic questions, or overly broad questions. If you are new to iguanas, rather than start out by asking "Tell me everything I need to know about my new iguana!", you help yourself and the folks on the list by doing some reading on the subject first and then come to the list with specific questions. The answers you receive will then make a lot more sense to you with the background information you will by then have acquired through the reading. If you haven't already done so, the Moderators encourage new and prospective iguana owners to read three excellent resources by experienced iguana keepers, available on the World Wide Web:

          Adam Britton's "Wong's Green Iguana Heaven"
          http://milagros.net/caiman/

          Melissa Kaplan's Giant Green Iguana Information Collection
          http://anapsid.org/

          Jennifer Swofford's Iguana Manual
          http://www.baskingspot.com/iguanas/

          Other useful articles and sites if you are new to the Internet, Email and the World Wide Web (WWW):

          Emoticons & Abbreviations: find out what people mean when they use all that weird punctuation and acronyms (http://www.sonic.net/melissk/smileys.html)

          Everything you might ever want to know is not yet on the WWW. Sometimes, you gotta hit the hard stuff: books, journals, magazines, etc. Some basic on- and off-line research source suggestions can be found in the article "Researching Herp Information." (http://www.sonic.net/melissk/research.html)

          You can find information on general rules of 'Netiquette (Internet etiquette) by reading the following articles:

          Netiquette
          http://redtail.unm.edu/cp/netiquette.html

          Introduction to Network Etiquette
          http://jade.wabash.edu/wabnet/info/netiquet.htm

          The Art of Getting Help
          http://www.sonic.net/melissk/art_help.html


          The Rules
          ========
          A common misconception about the Internet/World Wide Web is that anything goes, that anyone can say anything to anyone at anytime. If this has been your understanding, think again! ;) In fact, from the time you first access your online account, whether it is through a commercial service such as AOL, your employer's Internet account, or through an independent internet service provider, you have--knowingly or unknowingly--agreed to certain limitations on your online behavior.

          By remaining subscribed to the list, you give your tacit agreement that you will abide by the rules stated by the list owners/moderators, in the Welcome letter as well as in any administrative posts [ADMIN] that may be posted to the list from time to time.

          The rules for IML are:

          1. Use specific subject lines, like "Need help finding reptile vet in St Louis MO" instead of "Help!" or "Re: IguanaMail Digest 25."

          2. Don't quote entire letters in your response - just the fewest lines necessary so that the rest of the listmembers know what you are talking about but they aren't overwhelmed with text they've already read. MEMBERS WHO REGULARLY FAIL TO DELETE EXCESSIVE QUOTATIONS WILL BE PUT ON PREMODERATED STATUS AND THEIR POSTS WILL BE REJECTED. The only way to get them posted will be to edit them properly and resubmit them. If you still aren't sure how to edit, see the Editing Posts article at http://www.egroups.com/files/IguanaMail/AdministrativeFiles > Editing Posts.

          3. Keep posts on-topic. While some straying from the topic, if it otherwise is of interest to IMLers, may be acceptable for limited periods of time, in general off-topic questions and responses should be handled by private email between IMLers. If posts stray too far afield, the list will be asked to take it to private email. If it doesn't stop, the moderators will contact the posters directly. Continued disregard for this can result in termination from the list.

          4. Do not attach documents, forwarded mail, viruses, or graphics files to IML posts, or send your mail to the list coded in rich text format (bolding, italics, stationery, etc.) or send your postings in HTML format (check your email options to code your outgoing IML posts to text or plain text only). Egroups strips off attachments and the list is coded to be transmitted in plain text, so you'll only be wasting your time. ;)

          5. Deliberately posting to the IML any email sent to you (or email forwarded to you by someone) is inappropriate and may be cause for termination from the list.

          6. Treat IMLers as if they were cherished friends, not family members at whom you are ticked off. Being polite will keep all communications more pleasant for all list subscribers, not just those participating in a particular discussion.

          7. Play nice. Attack issues, not people. It is fine to disagree with people, but do so politely. Passion is fine. Anger, baiting, harassing, flaming, trolling and engaging in disruptive communications will result in being terminated from the list.

          8. If there are things that annoy and irritate you when done by other people on other email lists, don't do them on our list.

          9. While this may sound like a lot of negatives, the Iguanas Mailing List has been - and can continue to be - a lot of fun. While caring for iguanas is a serious matter requiring learning things you never thought you'd ever need to know (let alone all because of that tiny green lizard you brought home!), living with iguanas can be a lot of fun. So feel free to share that fun and sense of wonder, as well as the frustrations...just do it nicely!

          10. When the Moderators state that a thread is closed, it is closed. Period. If you disagree or have a problem with the Moderators decision, take it up with the Moderators, directly, do not take it to list. Mailing Lists are not a democracy, not with over 900 people participating on them. FAILURE TO HANDLE THESE ADMINISTRATIVE DISAGREEMENTS APPROPRIATELY MAY RESULT IN BEING PLACED IN MODERATED STATUS OR BEING TERMIANTED FROM THE IML.

          11. Do NOT send forwarded or other warnings of viruses to the list. Do everyone in your address book a big favor and check out such mailings you receive from your well-meaning (or irritating) friends. Check out viruses on Symantec's Virus & Hoax Encyclopedia at http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/vinfodb.html and things like the post office charging for email and Free Coke! and organ theft rings at http://urbanlegends.about.com IF YOU SEND THIS JUNK TO THE LIST, YOU WILL BE PLACED ON MODERATED STATUS.

          12. No solicitations. If you aren't sure what that means, see the No Solicitation section in the Welcome Letter. If you lost your Welcome Letter, you can find a copy online at http://www.egroups.com/files/IguanaMail/AdministrativeFiles > Welcome Letter.


          Get To Know Your Member Center Page at Egroups.com ===============================================

          Launch your web browser and go to the http://www.egroups.com website. Enter your name and Egroups password in the sign-in box, and you will bring up you're My Groups page with all your Egroups mailing lists listed for you to manage, access files, archives, etc.


          Account Status Changes
          ===================

          You can make some changes to email status by email

          Send a blank email addressed to the following addresses to make the changes indicated:

          Unsubscribe: IguanaMail-unsubscribe@egroups.com
          Subscribe: IguanaMail-subscribe@egroups.com

          Go to the IguanaMail group at your My Groups page and choose:

          Web Only/No Mail = when you are going on vacation or otherwise won't be able to get to your email for a while and don't want your inbox getting maxed out with IML mail

          Digest = when you want to get the digest version instead of the individual posts

          Individual Email = when you want to get individual posts and you've been on Digest or Web Only/No Mail

          To send a new post to IML: IguanaMail@egroups.com

          To send replies to a letter you read, hit your REPLY button on your email program's screen.

          If you have any questions, you can contact the moderators by addressing your email to:

          IguanaMail-owner@egroups.com

          We look forward to seeing you on the lML, Your Moderators:
          Alta Brewer
          Melissa Kaplan
          Katie Kearns
          Bill Myers
        • IguanaMail@yahoogroups.com
          Monthly IguanaMail Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Last updated: 12/07/00 Since so many members lose or delete the Welcome letter they received when they
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            Monthly IguanaMail Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
            Last updated: 12/07/00

            Since so many members lose or delete the Welcome letter they received when they joined the IML, this FAQ will reiterate some of the key information you need to know to participate on the IML and manage your mailing list account(s) at Onelist.com.

            This FAQ will be posted to the IML at the beginning of every month. This FAQ is excerpted from the Welcome letter. You can find the full text of the Welcome letter at http://www.sonic.net/melissk/welcometoiml.html and in the Files area of the IML at http://www.onelist.com

            Contents
            =======
            - Before You Post Your First Message... (how to quickly conquer 'Net Newbie Syndrome)
            - The Rules (or, how to stay on the list and make it an enjoyable place to be)
            - Get To Know Your Member Center Page at Onelist.com (just what it says)
            - Account Status Changes (subscribe, unsubscribe, digest, no mail; sending IML mail)

            Before You Post Your First Message...
            ==============================
            Many people have to pay for every minute of online time. Because this can get quite expensive with large email discussion lists such as IML, the IML listowners have established rules and guidelines to try to keep the amount of wasted bandwidth (unnecessary text and mail) to a minimum. Since we are all in this IML community together, we ask that everyone respect these guidelines and abide by the rules.

            Guidelines:
            While all reasonable and iguana-related questions are welcomed, it can be a waste of bandwidth (and excessively expensive for those who are paying for connect time) to ask very basic questions, or overly broad questions. If you are new to iguanas, rather than start out by asking "Tell me everything I need to know about my new iguana!", you help yourself and the folks on the list by doing some reading on the subject first and then come to the list with specific questions. The answers you receive will then make a lot more sense to you with the background information you will by then have acquired through the reading. If you haven't already done so, the Moderators encourage new and prospective iguana owners to read three excellent resources by experienced iguana keepers, available on the World Wide Web:

            Adam Britton's "Wong's Green Iguana Heaven"
            http://milagros.net/caiman/

            Melissa Kaplan's Giant Green Iguana Information Collection
            http://anapsid.org/

            Jennifer Swofford's Iguana Manual
            http://www.baskingspot.com/iguanas/

            Other useful articles and sites if you are new to the Internet, Email and the World Wide Web (WWW):

            Emoticons & Abbreviations: find out what people mean when they use all that weird punctuation and acronyms (http://www.sonic.net/melissk/smileys.html)

            Everything you might ever want to know is not yet on the WWW. Sometimes, you gotta hit the hard stuff: books, journals, magazines, etc. Some basic on- and off-line research source suggestions can be found in the article "Researching Herp Information." (http://www.sonic.net/melissk/research.html)

            You can find information on general rules of 'Netiquette (Internet etiquette) by reading the following articles:

            Netiquette
            http://redtail.unm.edu/cp/netiquette.html

            Introduction to Network Etiquette
            http://jade.wabash.edu/wabnet/info/netiquet.htm

            The Art of Getting Help
            http://www.sonic.net/melissk/art_help.html


            The Rules
            ========
            A common misconception about the Internet/World Wide Web is that anything goes, that anyone can say anything to anyone at anytime. If this has been your understanding, think again! ;) In fact, from the time you first access your online account, whether it is through a commercial service such as AOL, your employer's Internet account, or through an independent internet service provider, you have--knowingly or unknowingly--agreed to certain limitations on your online behavior.

            By remaining subscribed to the list, you give your tacit agreement that you will abide by the rules stated by the list owners/moderators, in the Welcome letter as well as in any administrative posts [ADMIN] that may be posted to the list from time to time.

            The rules for IML are:

            1. Use specific subject lines, like "Need help finding reptile vet in St Louis MO" instead of "Help!" or "Re: IguanaMail Digest 25."

            2. Don't quote entire letters in your response - just the fewest lines necessary so that the rest of the listmembers know what you are talking about but they aren't overwhelmed with text they've already read. MEMBERS WHO REGULARLY FAIL TO DELETE EXCESSIVE QUOTATIONS WILL BE PUT ON PREMODERATED STATUS AND THEIR POSTS WILL BE REJECTED. The only way to get them posted will be to edit them properly and resubmit them. If you still aren't sure how to edit, see the Editing Posts article at http://www.egroups.com/files/IguanaMail/AdministrativeFiles > Editing Posts.

            3. Keep posts on-topic. While some straying from the topic, if it otherwise is of interest to IMLers, may be acceptable for limited periods of time, in general off-topic questions and responses should be handled by private email between IMLers. If posts stray too far afield, the list will be asked to take it to private email. If it doesn't stop, the moderators will contact the posters directly. Continued disregard for this can result in termination from the list.

            4. Do not attach documents, forwarded mail, viruses, or graphics files to IML posts, or send your mail to the list coded in rich text format (bolding, italics, stationery, etc.) or send your postings in HTML format (check your email options to code your outgoing IML posts to text or plain text only). Egroups strips off attachments and the list is coded to be transmitted in plain text, so you'll only be wasting your time. ;)

            5. Deliberately posting to the IML any email sent to you (or email forwarded to you by someone) is inappropriate and may be cause for termination from the list.

            6. Treat IMLers as if they were cherished friends, not family members at whom you are ticked off. Being polite will keep all communications more pleasant for all list subscribers, not just those participating in a particular discussion.

            7. Play nice. Attack issues, not people. It is fine to disagree with people, but do so politely. Passion is fine. Anger, baiting, harassing, flaming, trolling and engaging in disruptive communications will result in being terminated from the list.

            8. If there are things that annoy and irritate you when done by other people on other email lists, don't do them on our list.

            9. While this may sound like a lot of negatives, the Iguanas Mailing List has been - and can continue to be - a lot of fun. While caring for iguanas is a serious matter requiring learning things you never thought you'd ever need to know (let alone all because of that tiny green lizard you brought home!), living with iguanas can be a lot of fun. So feel free to share that fun and sense of wonder, as well as the frustrations...just do it nicely!

            10. When the Moderators state that a thread is closed, it is closed. Period. If you disagree or have a problem with the Moderators decision, take it up with the Moderators, directly, do not take it to list. Mailing Lists are not a democracy, not with over 900 people participating on them. FAILURE TO HANDLE THESE ADMINISTRATIVE DISAGREEMENTS APPROPRIATELY MAY RESULT IN BEING PLACED IN MODERATED STATUS OR BEING TERMIANTED FROM THE IML.

            11. Do NOT send forwarded or other warnings of viruses to the list. Do everyone in your address book a big favor and check out such mailings you receive from your well-meaning (or irritating) friends. Check out viruses on Symantec's Virus & Hoax Encyclopedia at http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/vinfodb.html and things like the post office charging for email and Free Coke! and organ theft rings at http://urbanlegends.about.com IF YOU SEND THIS JUNK TO THE LIST, YOU WILL BE PLACED ON MODERATED STATUS.

            12. No solicitations. If you aren't sure what that means, see the No Solicitation section in the Welcome Letter. If you lost your Welcome Letter, you can find a copy online at http://www.egroups.com/files/IguanaMail/AdministrativeFiles > Welcome Letter.


            Get To Know Your Member Center Page at Egroups.com ===============================================

            Launch your web browser and go to the http://www.egroups.com website. Enter your name and Egroups password in the sign-in box, and you will bring up you're My Groups page with all your Egroups mailing lists listed for you to manage, access files, archives, etc.


            Account Status Changes
            ===================

            You can make some changes to email status by email

            Send a blank email addressed to the following addresses to make the changes indicated:

            Unsubscribe: IguanaMail-unsubscribe@egroups.com
            Subscribe: IguanaMail-subscribe@egroups.com

            Go to the IguanaMail group at your My Groups page and choose:

            Web Only/No Mail = when you are going on vacation or otherwise won't be able to get to your email for a while and don't want your inbox getting maxed out with IML mail

            Digest = when you want to get the digest version instead of the individual posts

            Individual Email = when you want to get individual posts and you've been on Digest or Web Only/No Mail

            To send a new post to IML: IguanaMail@egroups.com

            To send replies to a letter you read, hit your REPLY button on your email program's screen.

            If you have any questions, you can contact the moderators by addressing your email to:

            IguanaMail-owner@egroups.com

            We look forward to seeing you on the lML, Your Moderators:
            Alta Brewer
            Melissa Kaplan
            Katie Kearns
            Bill Myers
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