This is a very friendly list of hints and advice to all of us out here in
ArtsEdNet land. Don't you dare take this as a flame or any other reason to
not share in the wonderful fount of information we have here. I do love our
little community. That said, here we go:
1) I believe there are about 700 of us that use this listserv. When posting,
think about what it *is* that you are posting; if it really only applies to
one person (i.e., send me some info on your educational trip to Burma) don't
send it to all 700 of us - just send it to the appropriate person.
2) Ignore #1 if the posting is, in fact, something all of us could benefit
3) If you are trying to unsubscribe, that address is always located at the
bottom of any ArtsEdNet Digest - it is NOT the same address you post to. The
other 699 of us are unable to help you unsubscribe.
4) There is no such thing as Santa Claus. There is also no such thing as
getting a virus by opening or reading e-mail. I'll repeat that: There is no
such thing as getting a virus by opening or reading e-mail. For a person to
get a virus via e-mail, he or she would have to receive an e-mail with an
attached file, physically download that file, locate that file in File
Manager, and execute it. If one thinks for a moment, one will realize that
the evil which is spreading is actually all these hokey virus warnings. Do
society a favor and delete any warnings you receive.
5) Related to #4: There are no children with cancer who, as a last, dying
request, want you to forward this e-mail to as many people as possible, while
The American Cancer Society will donate three cents for every e-mail they
receive. That is also a hoax, in all its various forms. And that kid in
Georgia who wanted to break the Guiness book of world records for collecting
the most business cards passed away several years ago and is no longer
collecting business cards. I even called to check on that one.
6) When you "quote" a posting in order to reply to it (always a good idea),
make sure you aren't inadvertently quoting the entire ArtsEdNet Digest and
mailing that along with your response. It's often helpful to quote only the
pertinent part of the initial post.
7) Always put a subject on your posting, so the rest of us know what the
posting is about. Some folks receive ArtsEdNet as separate e-mails (ArtsEdNet
Talk), and it saves them the trouble of opening mail they are not interested
8) In reference to #7, if the original poster neglects to put a subject on
their posting, feel free to do so when YOU reply, so we can avoid the "Re: no
9) If the thread of discussion is taking a turn, indicate this in the subject
heading. In other words, if it starts out as "What to do about kids eating
clay" and turns into "How to remove rubber cement from students hair), be sure
to change the subject heading, so we can take advantage of the info contained
Did I say 101? Well, I guess nine. Feel free to add to the list, but try to
keep them of a general nature, rather than a personal nature, i.e., "If your
name is LARRY you can take your water-soluble crayons and #8%$&!" That's not
nice. Remember, this is FRIENDLY advice.
The soapbox is now free.
LET'S THROW THAT STUBBY GUY INTO DENIAL