The original "welcome" message
- Not edited since 2004... but to save you the pain of looking.
Welcome to firstname.lastname@example.org !
Although it shares its name with the Red Hot Jazz Archives, this group is
run independently of http://www.redhotjazz.com . Its topic is not
restricted to the content of the website, but covers all aspects of jazz
rooted in the pre-war era, including ragtime and swing.
All messages can be read from
but only members can post.
Membership requires approval; Yahoo automatically requests a "reason for
joining" but your reply is not sent to the group, so it is strongly
recommended for members who wish to post to introduce themselves.
New members are moderated, which means their first posts must be approved
by one of the moderators and may be delayed. As an extra protection against
spammers, this feature is maintained as long as no message has been sent to
You can choose to receive and send messages as individual email, or read
and post from the group's page if you have created a Yahoo account.
Settings can be changed any time, from the webpage or by sending blank
email (no content or subject line needed) to:
email@example.com if you wish to receive individual email
firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to receive daily digests
email@example.com if you wish to stop receiving mail
POSTING TO THE GROUP
Attached files and html code are automatically removed, so that no virus
can reach you through any of the group's messages.
Everybody is expected to use understandable language and sign their
messages. Do not write in uppercase, which is considered as "shouting".
Discussions are organised in threads, so for everyone's convenience the
subject line must be kept whenever you are replying to previous mail, or
changed (adding "was: ...") if you are departing from the original subject.
Please avoid excessive quoting, i.e. the repetition of a complete message
followed by a single-line comment, or the complete list of previous
messages after your own contribution; quotes should ideally be restricted
to a couple of sentences.
All members are welcome to contribute, and should never be influenced by
the content of previous postings which might make them assume the list is
only for specialists, or excludes any relevant style or musician.
Regular announcements other than updates to the Red Hot Jazz Archives are
not the purpose of the group, but occasional information about
topic-related websites, radio programmes, exhibitions, bands etc. should
also be part of the group's activities.
Unrequested postings include spam, chain letters, hoaxes, virus warnings
and whatever is clearly forbidden by Yahoo terms. Private replies to one
member should not be sent to the group unless they are actually a
contribution to the current thread.
All efforts are made to keep this group as free and friendly as possible,
so we are relying on everyone's self-discipline as far as off-topic content
is concerned. Do not forget to add a smiley if your comment is meant to be
humorous, and avoid statements that might lead to a truly off-topic
As a general rule, questions regarding the group's management should be
sent to the moderators, who will make their replies public if needed.
IMPORTANT: "ADMIN" messages can only be sent by moderators, and no public
replies are allowed.
Members can freely upload photos or documents after they've introduced
themselves. Please create a folder (album) before uploading photos, and
think of removing heavy sound files after a reasonable amount of time.
Storage in the "files" section is limited, so heavy files may be removed
any time by the moderators.
We hope you'll enjoy contributing to the redhotjazz group.
The redhotjazz group moderators