The Artemis Society International
(ASI) mailing lists provide a forum for members to discuss and share ideas
and expertise for advancing the Artemis Project to the Moon. At the present
time, there are over twenty-five mailing lists.
The following guidelines outline the rules for participating in the mailing
lists. And, since we want meaningful discussions that do not stifle ideas
and input, they are more about courtesy than Roberts Rules of Order:
If you are a first-time subscriber, "lurk" for a week or two before posting,
and perhaps review the archived messages. This way you can get to know
the list and the types of posts.
To get a list of the archives for a particular list, send the command "index
<listname>" in an e-mail message to email@example.com,
where <listname> is the name of the digest version of a list. You will
receive a list of files, one for each digest that was generated from the
list. To request one or more of the archives, send the command "get <listname>
<filename>" to firstname.lastname@example.org,
where <filename> is the name of one of the files in the list you received
from the index command.
Keep your messages ON-TOPIC for the list to which you are responding. Please
refer to the list of mailing lists (above) to see if your message may be
more appropriate for another list.
Make sure your subject headers are appropriate to the subject; change the
subject header if your reply drifts from the original message.
Always respect the opinions of others, and avoid personal attacks (flames).
If you have a differing opinion, say so clearly and politely, and respond
with your own solution.
If you read a message that you think is offensive, either respond to the
sender personally (don't use "Reply") or better yet, use the delete key
to remove it and move on. Responding to the rest of us accomplishes nothing.
When responding to message, 'quote' as little of the earlier message as
necessary to establish context - preferably a single line.
If your message includes a URL for a site that may be of interest to the
list, include the http:// part of the URL.
Do not send attachments with your messages. Instead, offer to provide the
data to anyone who sends you a request and includes their personal e-mail
If you have a long signature, please turn it off before sending your message.
Things to consider when writing your message:
Since we are an international group, is your message clearly stated so
everyone can understand it?
Would you feel comfortable presenting the message in person?
Have you checked your message for spelling and length?
Things to avoid in your messages:
Virus Warnings (send suspected 'scare mail' to the list administrator)
Do not send posts in HTML. This is e-mail, not the web. Most people cannot
read HTML posts.
Do not send a WINMAIL.DAT file to every message.
note added 3/30/98 reb Note: If you use Windows and a Microsoft e-mail
program (Microsoft Exchange Internet Mail Provider), configure
your e-mail program so that it does not send a file named
WINMAIL.DAT as an attachment. Help with disabling the WINMAIL.DAT
attachment can be found at http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q138/0/53.asp
Do not send personal messages; these should be sent directly to that person's
Use upper case and lower case in your posts. ALL UPPER CASE POSTS LOOK
LIKE YOU ARE SHOUTING.
Keep your subscription information current
Save the "Welcome to <listname>" message that you received when you
subscribed. It provides valuable instructions for List subscribers.
Do not send subscribe or unsubscribe request messages to the list.
If your e-mail address changes or is discontinued, please temporarily unsubscribe
from this list PRIOR to changing or discontinuing your e-mail address.
Some suggestions that might help you participate:
The mailing list can be subscribed to as individual posts
or as a digest, which is a compilation postings in one email.
With individual posts, you can see the subject header and delete those
you have no interest in.
The digest can be quite large, and you must page through each post to see
the subject; you might consider printing it out and reading it as a paper
If you are not already using an e-mail program that filters incoming messages
and places them into the appropriate mailboxes, consider obtaining one.
One such is Eudora Pro, but there are others with these features.