From: Russell Woodford <>
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 1998 17:24:19 +1000
Here at last is a sort of 'rulebook' for birding-aus:

1. Send only plain text email messages

        Please avoid attachments going to the whole list - it
        wastes bandwidth and is costly to many members

2.      Include only the ESSENTIAL part of previous messages

3.      Reply only to the sender for RFIs (Requests for Information)

        Think about whether or not all 500 subscribers are interested
        in your material - if so, send it to the list

4.      Think CAREFULLY before you hit the SEND button

        One of our contributors has already faced legal action over
        something implied in a message - check that you really want 
        to send every message to the whole list

5.      Be clear, factual and polite

        Luckily, we've seen few breaches of this in 4 years of Birding-Aus

6.      Keep your 'welcome' message so you know how to subscribe or
        unsubscribe in future

OK That's enough rules for now.  And enough from me. Bye.

Russell Woodford
List Moderator - Never!

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