I am Bill Macauley's daughter. I wonder if you could remove my dad from the email group please. We need to keep it open a bit longer, and it is filled up every time I think to check it now. He is KC8PMF and his email address is wmac@...
. Thank you so much!
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From: Pete Hoffswell
Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 8:32 AM
Subject: [HARC] A message from the Moderator -
Greetings to my fellow ham radio enthusiasts.
My job, as moderator of the k8daa email reflector, is to make sure
that it stays up, and stays clear of SPAM. It is also my job to carry
out the wishes of the club, in regards to this group. Since I have
received no direction from the club, I moderate messages based on what
I believe to be the club's common interest.
And what are those common interests? Well they are not really
defined. So I do little to no moderation! It might be sufficient to
describe the club, however as a social group with a base common
interest of ham radio.
I believe it is a very important distinction that we are a social
club. We do not always talk about radio. We talk about what interests
us, what we are opinionated about, or what we had for lunch. It's an
acceptable human condition.
But, as one might say, there's a place for everything, and everything
in it's place. One does not go to the gas station and demand a
haircut. One does not call the cable company and request the current
balance due on their cell phone bill. In online messaging, is is
refered to as "off-topic".
In the past, off-topic message threads will typically self-moderate.
Members of the list will lash back a bit at overly off-topic messages.
The recent email exchange you may have read is evidence of this.
As moderator and member of this, and several other, lists, I am
familiar with some of the guidelines that are used by other online
forums to help control message volume. Let me lay some of these out,
as guidelines one might want to consider when posting to any online
* Remember that when you send a message to an email list, it is going
into all members email boxes. For email@example.com, that's 130
* Remember that some people only check email daily or even less. A
large volume of group messages in a single day could be construed as
SPAM. Help keep the message volume down, especially during busy times.
* Remember that this is the Radio Club. Try to keep messages on topic.
* Reduce message volume by requesting responses off-list. For
example, an email might look like this:
I am looking for the best beam heading to communicate with
Australia. What degree setting do you point your beam to? Please
respond to me directly at pete@..., I will compile the
answers and report back to the list my findings.
In closing, I want to thank everyone for making the
firstname.lastname@example.org email list a success. The group has delivered
almost 5000 messages since it's inception in December of 2000.
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