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These are the rules for the acid-jazz mailling list.

See the list instructions.

Unsolicited advertising which is completely off-topic is not welcome on the list. If in any doubt, ask the list admin first!

This is an acid jazz mailing list, and the posts should be restricted to this subject.
Naturally, over time members on the list get familiar with each other and there is certainly room for an occational off-topic post now and then.

Clearly, acid jazz is about many things, and many realted topics can be of interest; e.g. the origin of various music styles, turntables and samplers, the state of jazz today, different sources of music information, etc.

Before posting
Read the mailing list for a while before posting. This helps you to get an understanding of the culture and the tone of the group.

Before replying
In general, it's a good idea to at least check all your mail subject lines before responding to a message. Someone might already have answered the question, and having multiple answers to the same question is usually a waste of time and space.

Don't reply unless you really have something to say which is relevant for the discussion and all list members. Just saying "me too", or "that's funny" is considered a-bad-thing.

The mailing list is restricted, meaning only subscribed users can post to the list. If a non-subscribed address attempts to send mail to the list, a explanatory bounce notice will be returned. This will help prevent spam and viruses hitting the list.
If this restriction affects you and you have a good reason why you should able to post to the list without having to subscribe, contact the admin.

Sometimes something technical goes wrong, like bouncing e-mails or undeliverable mail.
Don't post to the list with your problem! Contact the proper source for help; for problems regarding the mailing list itself, contact the list admin: Erik.Boralv@it.uu.se

Every local-specific event announcement must begin with the location (in caps), followed by a colon: i.e.:

NEW YORK: Giant Step Calendar
LONDON: Roni Size at BA
Those are the only rules, but use common sense; remember, there's also a "London" in Canada, and in other places in the world. Keep in mind that this list is going out to an international audience.

Including old mails
Be brief without being overly terse. When replying to a message, include enough original material to be understood but no more.

It is extremely bad form to simply reply to a message by including all of the previous message! Edit out all the irrelevant material.

Be conservative in what you send and liberal in what you receive.
This means you should avoid sending attachments and other types of data which require something special by the users.

Crossposts and/or BCC'ing
This list rule is: avoid crossposts if possible. Crossposting often leads to fragmented threds where readers on some list miss the start or the end of the discussion.
Many users filter messages on the To and Cc fields. Do not send with Bcc as this makes filtering harder

FS, trade, MP3, CD-R, etc.
This is not a trade list.
However, it can be OK to post about trades and such, because this list could be the last (and best) source to get those difficult tracks when everything else fails. Just be restrictive.

People will sometimes get irritated on a mailing list. This (sometimes) ends up in what's called flame wars where people tell each other to go places where it is very warm (or worse).
Obviously, this sort of behaviour is not allowed. Flame privately, if at all!

Acid Jazz once was (still?) about peace and the struggle against oppression. In that vibe, be respectful - disagree, but don't slam people.

Irony, jokes, etc.
E-mail does not carry emotions or intentions very well. Use symbols for emphasis.
That *is* what I meant.
Use underscores for underlining. _Acid Jazz_ is my favorite music.
Use smileys to indicate tone of voice, but use them sparingly.
:-) is an example of a smiley.
(. I'm the last one on earth to use irony .)

Don't assume that the inclusion of a smiley will make the recipient happy with what you say or wipe out an otherwise insulting comment.

"Good cause" letters/Petitions/World peace/Protest lists
Big no! No matter how important or worthy the issue is. The only accepted calls must relate to the subject of this list.
Please make a local effort instead.