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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.
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.
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
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
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Sometimes something technical goes wrong, like bouncing e-mails
or undeliverable mail.
Don't post to the list with your
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the mailing list itself, contact the list admin:
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
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
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
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
Use smileys to indicate tone of voice, but use
:-) 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.