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RE: 101 Posting Hints!

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Fields, Linda (
Mon, 16 Mar 1998 12:42:05 -0500

Liked your suggestions. How about adding proofing for spelling (and
grammar) so things make sense? Linda

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> From: Stubby4B[SMTP:Stubby4B]
> Sent: Friday, March 13, 1998 11:08 PM
> To:
> Subject: 101 Posting Hints!
> Hello Everyone!
> 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
> from.
> 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
> in.
> 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
> subject".
> 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
> therein.
> 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.
> Duffy Franco