Yikes, Cruel Moderator! (was Re: Can't get NoteTab Directions)
- Hi Charles and Others, Book 1...
Just kidding about the subject. ;) Just a couple thoughts and
I'll let you all be. First, I am pretty easy to get along with
as long as you do it my way. haha I'd like to say to Bryllars
that I am a bit sorry for coming on too strong when all in all
he/she has been helpful and mannered well on the lists and in
private eMail. We all have our days. ;->
If you do not have time to read this and fairly new to the
list(s), please read your Welcome Letter and/or skip down to the
line starting with ***.
The main reason that I run a number of topics to other lists is
so NoteTab newbies and the users that only use the very basic
features have a list they can post on without getting flooded
with eMail that flies wright over their head without passing go.
There are all kinds of people on the Basic list including those
at work (?) getting paid while they participate, even if only
reading on the Basic list. (I like to weed them back into the
work force eventually though with a good working basic knowledge
of 'Tab. :-)
We use to have everything on one list and had an extremely high
subscribe/unsubscribe rate. The single list stayed around 225
members for maybe two years. After starting the Advanced list
(now Clips) the count doubled to 500 or so, perhaps in a few
months. Over 2-3 years it has grown to just shy of 1000 members.
I am not really into numbers, but rather quality. If the big
numbers follow, so be it.
What happens a lot of time is what you all just witnessed and
that is a number of people posting some tech-talk stuff having
nothing to do with NoteTab. Once some of the Basic stuff is
posted by a member, then it should be mentioned by the member
(hopefully;) that any more discussion should be brought to the
such and such list. Believe me, it is best way to go. The way I
figure it and have learned from many lists in about six years is
to try to please the majority of users and secondly, the least
moderation posts by me. Once a fire gets started on the lists it
is hard to put it out,so I have learned to not waist much time in
jumping in. This also helps newbies to see how and where to
*** Topics that should be diverted to the other lists away from the
Basic list [NTB] are:
Posting Clips and discussion of Clips. A big no, no! Super
big wet noodle across the eyeball for that one.
Discussion about Regular Expressions (RegExp), Gawk, Perl, VB,
CGI, HTML, XML, etc. (See Help | NoteTab's Glossary;)
Problems with NoteTab when it is known or at least looks like it
is not a NoteTab problem such as: Windows bugs, conflicts,
hardware, and/or isolated to a computer or perhaps a few.
We use the Off-Topic or the Next-Release lists for those.
See, troubleshooting a bug is not the discussion of the *basic*
use of NoteTab, especially if it is an isolated problem. You
say Clip and they say right there in the first drawer of my
desk. You say delimiter and they all put unsubscribe in the
Subject line. ;)
Some examples of the Basic use of NoteTab would be questions and
answers like the following. Note that some of the questions
could really go to a different list than the Basic. There is no
problem to answer a quick question like, "How do I make my
Outlines show up in my browser?" I surely do not have a problem
with telling somebody on the Basic list to click on Modify |
Document to HTML | No Character version, but would let the list
members know to discuss it further to sign up for the NoteTab &
HTML list giving the link and also provide some links to some
easy references, tutorials, etc.
What are Libraries and Clips?
How do I make an Outline?
How do I keep the files from opening every time I start NoteTab?
Why do I only have a few fonts listed in the Trial version?
Are upgrades for free?
How do I clean up eMail messages?
How do I save a file?
How do I move a file?
How do I save a file that has been saved but in a different location?
How can I make my Outline file into an HTML file?
How can I distribute my Outline files?
Can I make the text different colors like in MS Word?
How do I make a new document?
What is an easy way to get started with HTML?
There are short descriptions of the lists at the following link:
http://www.notetab.net/html/maillists.htm Here they are:
The NoteTab Basic List
The NoteTab Clips List
The NoteTab ClipsClass List
The NoteTab HTML List
The NoteTab Next Release List
The NoteTab Off-Topic List
The Album Express List
The Mailbag Assistant List
The Fookes Software Next Release List
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> > I'd rather us all move this over to the OffTopic list orHappy NoteTab'n,
> > private eMail since it is a very isolated problem.
> Usually, I feel you're being a little stiff with directing
> people to other lists. But this time, well, this topic has
> gotten way out of hand :P 14msgs on this group in just like
> 2hrs - this is a phenomenal amount, considering I check my mail
> maybe 2ce a day ;) Yikes.
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