From: Robert Gifford (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Apr 16 1998 - 17:03:28 CDT
Here are some etiquette guidelines for both the Printech and Printreg
listservs. The new item is a restriction of these listservs to
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Printech and Printreg ETIQUETTE GUIDELINES:
The following is a list of Do's and Don'ts which will make the list
*** DO NOT ASK YOUR E-MAIL PROGRAM TO CONFIRM RECEIPT OR
READING OF MESSAGES SENT TO THE LISTSERV ADDRESS.
This could cause looping of messages between you and the Listserv,
spinning off lots of messages to everyone's computers and
frustrating fellow users.
*** DO NOT USE AUTOMATIC EMAIL REPLY PROGRAMS WHILE
YOU ARE ABSENT AND SUBSCRIBED TO THE LIST.
These automatic reply programs send an email reply message for each
one they receive, including their copy of the reply sent to the list,
creating a loop. If you want to use one of these automatic reply programs,
please contact the list manager, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, to be
unsubscribed from the list during your absence and resubscribed upon your
*** KEEP QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS FOCUSED ON THE
If the question deals with technical aspects of compliance or
waste/emission reduction, this is the place. Direct other questions
to more appropriate forums.
*** DO NOT SEND PERSONAL RESPONSES TO THE LISTSERV.
If your response is of a personal nature or only valuable to one
person on the list, (e.g. "Please send me a copy of the report you
mention"), address it to that person rather than the posting address. This
will reduce clutter on the list. If you would not like to see it in your
mailbox, don't send it to others.
*** DO NOT INCLUDE PERSONAL COMMENTS
Personal discussions, especially those containing observations or
opinions that could be embarrassing or damaging to others (e.g.
opinions about companies or individuals) should not be posted to the
list. Remember that messages posted to the lists are sent to all
subscribers; once sent, you have no control over who sees your
*** DO NOT USE PRINTECH & PRINTREG FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES
Users of these listservers are looking for answers to questions, not
commercials. Products and companies may be mentioned to the extent
such information addresses questions that are posed, but promotional
announcements are not welcome.
*** PLEASE VERIFY THAT YOU HAVE ADDRESSED
YOUR REPLY CORRECTLY
If you want your reply to be read by ALL members of the list,
send it to the posting address:
<email@example.com> or <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
If you only want your reply to be read by the author of the previous
message, send it to the address on the "From:" line of that message.
Look at the "To:" line of your reply before sending it and make sure
it contains the intended address.
*** PLEASE USE DESCRIPTIVE SUBJECT LINES.
Messages will be archived and connected by subject lines. When
others browse their daily email or the archives, they should be able
to gather a synopsis of your message from its subject line. Messages with
relevant subjects will receive more responses.
*** PLEASE MAINTAIN THE SAME SUBJECT LINE FOR YOUR
REPLY AND BEGIN THE REPLY WITH "Re:".
Archived messages are automatically connected by subject lines by a
software program which must match the ENTIRE line and expects "Re:"
as the reply prefix. (not "re", nor "RE", nor " - Reply")
*** PLEASE USE A SIGNATURE WHICH INCLUDES METHODS
OF CONTACTING YOU.
Many private replies to every listserv can be avoided in this manner.
*** BE CAREFUL WHEN INCLUDING FILE ATTACHMENTS
Not only are attached word processing documents potential sources of
macro viruses (particularly for MS-Word and Word Perfect), but many
e-mail gateways do not do a very good job of processing attachments.
If you want your message to be read, put it in the main body of the
*** PLEASE BE JUDICIOUS IN THE AMOUNT YOU QUOTE.
Quote only the portion of the original message necessary to connect
your response to the thread. Remember that everyone else probably
read the original message too.
*** GIVE AND RECEIVE.
Don't hesitate to ask questions, but also be sure to contribute
whenever you have information that can help another listserv member.
Questions about PRITNECH or PRINTREG, comments on performance, or
questions about subscribing should be addressed to the list manager:
Wayne P. Pferdehirt
University of Wisconsin
Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center
Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center, and
Univ. of Wisconsin - Extension
Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center
610 Langdon St., rm 531
Madison WI, 53703
Voice: 608-262-1083 Fax: 608-262-6250
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