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  • rev mark gilstrap
    Some list guidelines adapted from the those found (by Athanasius Thompson) at the Cincinnati Linux Users Group =============================== Keep messages
    Message 1 of 3 , Jun 14, 2002
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      Some list guidelines adapted from the those found
      (by Athanasius Thompson) at the Cincinnati Linux
      Users Group
      ===============================

      Keep messages on-topic. This is a group focusing
      on and about issues of interest and benefit to the
      Russian Orthodox Church Abroad - the "Synod" -
      and her membership. This list started as the first
      sub-list of ORTHODOX@... about ten
      years ago, and as such has similar guidelines.

      Orthodox-Synod, with about 500 members, is one
      of the very largest Orthodox lists on the internet.
      Please use your access responsibly.

      The Orthodox-Synod is not a bulletin board for
      posting items for as many people as possible to
      see. Your purpose in contributing should be to
      seek information and explanations etc.. or to
      inform, enrich or edify others, or to seek and
      build orthodox community and mutual understanding,
      connect the isolated, support the struggles of
      others, reflect the love of Christ, support His
      Church and promote the centrality of the Life in
      Christ, not to put something (esp. oneself) on
      display.

      "Praise in public; criticize in private." Some
      disagreements are inevitable but take flames
      off-line from the list.

      Post to the LIST (to all members), not to an
      individual. Personal mail should be private mail.
      Proclamations to the LIST about an individual
      are not allowed.

      Speak to the truth of the facts, quality of the
      premises, and logic of the conclusions of the
      other participants, not to their person (ad hominem).
      If you put another person's name in the subject line,
      you have already crossed the line.

      If you must correct factual errors on the list, be
      polite and correct just the facts. Don't attack
      the author - be careful about uses of "you" and
      "your" in such replies, since they can make the
      response appear to be personal. Remember,
      address the list, not individuals.

      Consider whether your message is really worth
      sending to hundreds of people. If it is, don't
      hesitate.

      Do not send or attach entire documents to the
      list. Send a URL (web address) where interested
      readers can find it. Or offer to send it to those
      who request it.
      See http://www.makeashorterlink.com/ for help
      reducing the size of long links

      Don't send "me too" messages. One-line replies
      of agreement are wasteful. But feel free to
      respond if you have more to say than simple
      agreement (or disagreement - i.e. zingers).

      Remove most of the words quoted from messages you
      reply to. Delete all but the most relevant text
      which is necessary to establish the context for
      your reply.

      **** Do not quote more lines of a message than you
      **** actually write yourself.

      If you didn't write it, or you haven't contributed
      anything to a posting's composition, haven't made
      clear its relevance or defined the context (or have
      violated any other guideline), ask yourself why you
      are thinking of sending it.

      Do not post private email correspondence on the
      lists without the permission of the author of the email.
      Private email is just that -- private.

      Not only does this list prohibit non-consensual posting
      of private mail, it also prohibits the consensual posting
      of private mail as a means for a non-member to participate
      at arms-length through others. Such "proxy posting" has
      been the source of many woes.

      "Proxy Posting" is defined as the remote participation on a
      list (by a non-member) through the posting privilege of a
      third party who is a member of the list. This activity is not
      allowed.

      Proxy posting can allow avoidance of personal responsibility
      for what one says. In this hair-trigger environment we want
      people to be more, not less, responsible. Religious discussions
      are especially prone to abuse in this realm.

      Think twice before cross-posting messages to the Synod list
      and other forums.

      Keep your e-mail signature short - 5 lines or fewer.
      This includes the -- separator line, allowing for up
      to four lines of content.

      Remember the printed medium guide:
      "White space increases readership"
      Dense text is especially hard to read on a monitor.

      Do not BCC anything to the lists - many people have mail
      filters which put messages in the list's own mailbox,
      based on the address on the message. Failure to put the
      list address in the message headers will mess up the mail
      filing for a lot of poeple.

      Since the Synod list can at times have a lot of traffic, you
      should filter/sort it into a separate mailbox.

      Members of the Orthodox-Synod list agree to abide by
      the above guidelines. The list owner reserves the right to
      restrict access to anyone from the email list for

      1.Repeated off-topic postings.
      2.Repeated personal attacks.
      3.Repeated disruptive behavior
    • frmarkg
      Periodic reposting Some list guidelines adapted from the those found (by Athanasius Thompson) at the Cincinnati Linux Users Group
      Message 2 of 3 , Jul 28, 2002
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        Periodic reposting

        Some list guidelines adapted from the those found
        (by Athanasius Thompson) at the Cincinnati Linux
        Users Group
        ===============================

        Keep messages on-topic. This is a group focusing
        on and about issues of interest and benefit to the
        Russian Orthodox Church Abroad - the "Synod" -
        and her membership. This list started as the first
        sub-list of ORTHODOX@... about ten
        years ago, and as such has similar guidelines.

        Orthodox-Synod, with about 500 members, is one
        of the very largest Orthodox lists on the internet.
        Please use your access responsibly.

        The Orthodox-Synod is not a bulletin board for
        posting items for as many people as possible to
        see. Your purpose in contributing should be to
        seek information and explanations etc.. or to
        inform, enrich or edify others, or to seek and
        build orthodox community and mutual understanding,
        connect the isolated, support the struggles of
        others, reflect the love of Christ, support His
        Church and promote the centrality of the Life in
        Christ, not to put something (esp. oneself) on
        display.

        "Praise in public; criticize in private." Some
        disagreements are inevitable but take flames
        off-line from the list.

        Post to the LIST (to all members), not to an
        individual. Personal mail should be private mail.
        Proclamations to the LIST about an individual
        are not allowed.

        Speak to the truth of the facts, quality of the
        premises, and logic of the conclusions of the
        other participants, not to their person (ad hominem).
        If you put another person's name in the subject line,
        you have already crossed the line.

        If you must correct factual errors on the list, be
        polite and correct just the facts. Don't attack
        the author - be careful about uses of "you" and
        "your" in such replies, since they can make the
        response appear to be personal. Remember,
        address the list, not individuals.

        Consider whether your message is really worth
        sending to hundreds of people. If it is, don't
        hesitate.

        Do not send or attach entire documents to the
        list. Send a URL (web address) where interested
        readers can find it. Or offer to send it to those
        who request it.
        See http://www.makeashorterlink.com/ for help
        reducing the size of long links

        Don't send "me too" messages. One-line replies
        of agreement are wasteful. But feel free to
        respond if you have more to say than simple
        agreement (or disagreement - i.e. zingers).

        Remove most of the words quoted from messages you
        reply to. Delete all but the most relevant text
        which is necessary to establish the context for
        your reply.

        **** Do not quote more lines of a message than you
        **** actually write yourself.

        If you didn't write it, or you haven't contributed
        anything to a posting's composition, haven't made
        clear its relevance or defined the context (or have
        violated any other guideline), ask yourself why you
        are thinking of sending it.

        Do not post private email correspondence on the
        lists without the permission of the author of the email.
        Private email is just that -- private.

        Not only does this list prohibit non-consensual posting
        of private mail, it also prohibits the consensual posting
        of private mail as a means for a non-member to participate
        at arms-length through others. Such "proxy posting" has
        been the source of many woes.

        "Proxy Posting" is defined as the remote participation on a
        list (by a non-member) through the posting privilege of a
        third party who is a member of the list. This activity is not
        allowed.

        Proxy posting can allow avoidance of personal responsibility
        for what one says. In this hair-trigger environment we want
        people to be more, not less, responsible. Religious discussions
        are especially prone to abuse in this realm.

        Think twice before cross-posting messages to the Synod list
        and other forums.

        Keep your e-mail signature short - 5 lines or fewer.
        This includes the -- separator line, allowing for up
        to four lines of content.

        Remember the printed medium guide:
        "White space increases readership"
        Dense text is especially hard to read on a monitor.

        Do not BCC anything to the lists - many people have mail
        filters which put messages in the list's own mailbox,
        based on the address on the message. Failure to put the
        list address in the message headers will mess up the mail
        filing for a lot of poeple.

        Since the Synod list can at times have a lot of traffic, you
        should filter/sort it into a separate mailbox.

        Members of the Orthodox-Synod list agree to abide by
        the above guidelines. The list owner reserves the right to
        restrict access to anyone from the email list for

        1.Repeated off-topic postings.
        2.Repeated personal attacks.
        3.Repeated disruptive behavior
      • rev mark gilstrap
        Periodic posting Some list guidelines adapted from the those found (by Athanasius Thompson) at the Cincinnati Linux Users Group =============================
        Message 3 of 3 , May 23, 2003
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          Periodic posting

          Some list guidelines adapted from the those
          found (by Athanasius Thompson) at the
          Cincinnati Linux Users Group

          =============================

          Keep messages on-topic. This is a group
          centered on issues of interest and benefit
          to the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad
          - the "Synod." This list started more
          than ten years ago as the first sub-list of
          ORTHODOX@... , and as such
          has similar guidelines as well as an above
          average diversity of participants.

          Orthodox-Synod, with about 575 members,
          is one of the very largest Orthodox lists on the
          internet. Please use your access responsibly.

          Orthodox-Synod is not a bulletin board for
          posting items for as many people as possible
          to see. Your purpose in contributing should be
          to seek information and explanations etc.. or to
          inform, enrich or edify others, or to seek and
          build orthodox community and mutual understanding,
          connect the isolated, support the struggles of
          others, reflect the love of Christ, support His
          Church and promote the centrality of the Life in
          Christ, not to put something (esp. oneself) on
          display.

          "Praise in public; criticize in private." Some
          disagreements are inevitable but take flames
          off-line from the list.

          Post to the LIST (to all members), not to an
          individual. Personal mail should be private mail.
          Proclamations to the LIST about an individual
          are not allowed.

          Speak to the truth of the facts, quality of the
          premises, and logic of the conclusions of the
          other participants, not to their person (ad hominem).
          If you put another person's name in the subject
          line, you have already crossed the line.

          If you must correct factual errors on the list, be
          polite and correct just the facts. Don't attack
          the author - be careful about uses of "you" and
          "your" in such replies, since they can make the
          response appear to be personal.

          Consider whether your message is really worth
          sending to hundreds of people. If it is, don't
          hesitate.

          Do not send or attach entire documents to the
          list. Send a URL (web address) where interested
          readers can find it. Or offer to send it to those
          who request it.
          See http://www.makeashorterlink.com/ for help
          reducing the size of long links

          Don't send "me too" messages. One-line replies
          of agreement are wasteful. But feel free to respond
          if you have more to say than simple agreement (or
          disagreement - i.e. zingers).

          Remove most of the words quoted from messages
          to which you reply. Delete all but the most relevant
          text which is necessary to establish the context for
          your reply. Keeping an entire thread intact in every
          message is strongly discouraged. Top posting is not
          discouraged. One should not have to read through
          and entire previous post in order to get to your words.

          **** Do not quote more lines of a message than you
          **** actually write yourself.

          If you didn't write it, or you haven't contributed
          anything to a posting's composition, haven't made
          clear its relevance or defined the context (or have
          violated any other guideline), ask yourself why you
          are thinking of sending it.

          Do not post private email correspondence on the
          lists without the permission of the author of the email.
          Private email is just that -- private.

          Not only does this list prohibit non-consensual posting
          of private mail, it also prohibits the consensual posting
          of private mail as a means for a non-member to participate
          at arms-length through others. Such "proxy posting" has
          been the source of many woes.

          "Proxy Posting" is defined as the remote participation on
          a list (by non-member or member) through the posting
          privilege of a third party who is a member of the list. This
          activity is not allowed.

          Proxy posting can allow avoidance of personal responsibility
          for what one says. In this hair-trigger environment we want
          people to be more, not less, responsible. Religious discussions
          are especially prone to abuse in this realm.

          Think twice before cross-posting messages to the Synod
          list and other forums.

          Keep your e-mail signature short - 5 lines or fewer.
          This includes the -- separator line, allowing for up
          to four lines of content.

          Dense text is especially hard to read on a monitor.
          Remember the printed medium guide:

          "White space increases readership"

          Do not BCC anything to the lists - many people have
          mail filters which sort messages into a separate mailbox,
          based on the address on the message. Failure to put the
          list address in the message headers will mess up the mail
          filing for a lot of poeple.

          Members of the Orthodox-Synod list agree to abide by
          the above guidelines. The list owner reserves the right to
          restrict access to anyone from the email list for

          1.Repeated off-topic postings.
          2.Repeated personal attacks.
          3.Repeated disruptive behavior

          Do not sup at your neighbor's table and ridicule the host.
          Criticism of the decisions of ROCA hierarchs is one thing,
          and can be acceptable, but proclamations of judgement on
          ROCA or her hierarchs regarding such things as falling into
          heresy, or schism, or union with the same coming from those
          who are not members of this juridiction are not proper to
          this forum. One would have thought this last paragraph
          unnecessary ....
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