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  • z_scale@yahoogroups.com
    Dear fellow Z enthusiasts, Here are some message posting guidelines designed to make our Z_Scale forum experience more enjoyable for one and all. 1. Stay on
    Message 1 of 46 , Aug 1, 2005
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      Dear fellow Z enthusiasts,

      Here are some message posting guidelines designed to make our
      Z_Scale forum experience more enjoyable for one and all.

      1. Stay on topic and be courteous and respectful at all times in tone.
      Profanity or abusive language will result in the immediate deletion of the
      offending message and the author will be placed on probation
      (moderated message posting).

      2. Edit message length

      In our excitement to reply to a posting, we often write a short (or medium
      or long) reply and hit the SEND key. As multiple messages are replied to
      in the same manner, the length of the posting grows with the
      accumulated crud of repeated content. As Z-scalers, you know how much
      we hate crud!

      It is not difficult to take a few seconds to delete or highlight and delete
      redundant material in your replies. This extra effort will greatly reduce
      message length and the frustration many members experience when
      receiving these sometimes massive missives. Remember, many
      members do not have high speed connections and many pay for their
      connection time (that is not to say that high speed users appreciate
      wallowing through useless repetition).

      3. Avoid "one-liner" replies

      Unless we are conducting a poll, it is of little interest to the membership
      that you share the opinion of others in a reply to the group. Of course,
      incremental information is always welcome. A thank you note that
      includes how you plan to make use of information supplied to you by other
      members is also welcome. Please avoid one liners if at all possible.

      4. Include relevant material when replying

      Use your editing skills to include relevant text when replying. Cutting and
      pasting is very easy. Highlight the text and use the Ctrl-X or Ctrl-C
      combination to place the text into temporary computer memory. Position
      the cursor where you would like to insert the text and use Ctrl-V to insert it.

      Text removal is even easier: Highlight text that you wish to remove and hit
      the delete key.

      5. Use descriptive message headers or titles

      It is often difficult to understand the content of a posting from the original
      title or header of the thread. If your posting represents a new subject or
      theme, please remember to change the message header to reflect the
      subject of your posting.

      6. Delete your full size image when posting photos.

      Photo posting results in a thumbnail and medium resolution image for viewing
      by all members. The full size high resolution image can be seen by ONLY the
      original photo poster and the moderators. Please remember to always view and
      delete the full size image for each photo as you post, otherwise our available
      storage space fills up and no more photos can be posted until a moderator
      prunes out all the full size images. A companion list
      http://group/yahoogroups.com/group/z_scale_2
      for photo and files only (no message posting) has been set up to provide
      additional storage space.

      ************

      NOTE: this message will appear monthly as a reminder to new and less
      new members alike. It is not meant as a criticism of any individual
      member. Your suggestions for improvements and additions to this ADM
      message are welcome at all times. Send comments to the listowners
      or Moderators.

      Enjoy your trainZ,
      Your Z_Scale list management team.
      Listowners and moderators.
    • z_scale@yahoogroups.com
      Dear fellow Z enthusiasts, Here are some message posting guidelines designed to make our Z_Scale forum experience more enjoyable for one and all. 1A. Ebay
      Message 46 of 46 , Apr 1 3:21 PM
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        Dear fellow Z enthusiasts,

        Here are some message posting guidelines designed to make our
        Z_Scale forum experience more enjoyable for one and all.

        1A. Ebay auction posts are not permitted. List members are familiar with
        Ebay and will hunt for goodies if they are so inclined. This does not
        preclude private for-sale announcements with requests for off-list replies.

        1. Stay on topic and be courteous and respectful at all times in tone.
        Profanity or abusive language will result in the immediate deletion of the
        offending message and the author will be placed on probation
        (moderated message posting).

        2. Edit message length

        In our excitement to reply to a posting, we often write a short (or medium
        or long) reply and hit the SEND key. As multiple messages are replied to
        in the same manner, the length of the posting grows with the
        accumulated crud of repeated content. As Z-scalers, you know how much
        we hate crud!

        It is not difficult to take a few seconds to delete or highlight and delete
        redundant material in your replies. This extra effort will greatly reduce
        message length and the frustration many members experience when
        receiving these sometimes massive missives. Remember, many
        members do not have high speed connections and many pay for their
        connection time (that is not to say that high speed users appreciate
        wallowing through useless repetition).

        3. Avoid "one-liner" replies

        Unless we are conducting a poll, it is of little interest to the membership
        that you share the opinion of others in a reply to the group. Of course,
        incremental information is always welcome. A thank you note that
        includes how you plan to make use of information supplied to you by other
        members is also welcome. Please avoid one liners if at all possible.

        4. Include relevant material when replying

        Use your editing skills to include relevant text when replying. Cutting and
        pasting is very easy. Highlight the text and use the Ctrl-X or Ctrl-C
        combination to place the text into temporary computer memory. Position
        the cursor where you would like to insert the text and use Ctrl-V to insert it.

        Text removal is even easier: Highlight text that you wish to remove and hit
        the delete key.

        5. Use descriptive message headers or titles

        It is often difficult to understand the content of a posting from the original
        title or header of the thread. If your posting represents a new subject or
        theme, please remember to change the message header to reflect the
        subject of your posting.


        ************

        NOTE: this message will appear monthly as a reminder to new and less
        new members alike. It is not meant as a criticism of any individual
        member. Your suggestions for improvements and additions to this ADM
        message are welcome at all times. Send comments to the listowners
        or Moderators.

        Enjoy your trainZ,
        Your Z_Scale helper team.
        Listowners and moderators.
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