Have I used the correct address?Is my message about flutes & flute playing?Have I included only a short quotation from the previous message?Should I send my message privately or to the whole list?Is my email signature appropriate?
Send to the ENTIRE LIST: FLUTE@LISTSERV.SYR.EDUSend to the list OWNERS ONLY: FLUTE-REQUEST@LISTSERV.SYR.EDUSend COMMANDS to listserv: LISTSERV@LISTSERV.SYR.EDUALL messages about list operations should be sent to the list owners onlyrather than to the entire list or to any of the list manager private emailaddresses.
The list management team requests that message content be confined toflutes, flute playing, and flute centric activities (piccolos included). Generalmusic topics are not appropriate unless they are about flutes. Messagesabout list operation such as using list commands or computer "how to"should go to the owners at firstname.lastname@example.org, as they are notflute related. When necessary, the owners will post any such information.Comments and questions about business deal problems, even if theyinvolve flutes, are not appropriate for the list. Jokes (not flute related),personal chit chat or requests for email addresses or phone numbers arenot appropriate.
Quoting just a line or two from the previous message is often enough to make clear what you are responding to. Also, it's beneficial to remove header details, signatures, and non-essential text from previous messages. The resulting crisp, clean postings are easier to read for our "regular" members, but especially helpful for our digest subscribers and those who search the logs.
Some list members choose to respond privately rather than to the entire list. It is often best to reply to those private emails by sending privately to those individuals rather than send a reply to the entire list.All emails sent to the list will include the text [FLUTE] in the subject line. It is safe to assume that if [FLUTE] appears in the subject line of an email then that email was at one time most likely posted to the entire list.
List posting signatures should be limited to four (4) lines of text. Include only content deemed important to identify yourself. Signatures are intended to identify the poster of a message and NOT to be used for advertising purposes. The list owners will privately work with those who have difficulty with this policy.