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Re: email advice / request / suggestion

All -

Melys just wrote a very good note on list etiquette.  I'll venture to add a
bit to the traffic with parts of a note I recently sent to the An Tir list,
which is having similar problems.

A good reminder for all, Melys!

        - Anarra

To help those with small in-boxes and little time, I STRONGLY recommend that
we all  read through our e-mail at least once before sending and ask the
following questions:

Have I quoted an entire post only to add on an "I agree" or "Good idea" or
(If one cuts all but the relavant parts of the quote, one saves lots of space.)

Is this a post of interest to the list or is it intended for one specific
person? (Some mail readers do not show the mail address of the sender and
reply automatically to the list.  If one puts one's e-mail address at the 
bottom of the post, the responder can cut and paste it to the TO field
[yes, I'm a BIG violator of this, my e-mail program has clunky sig. 

Has the topic drifted?  Should I re-name the subject? Or am I writing a
wonderful post about Viking Longship construction with a subject that says 
"(SILLY) Hagar the Horrible!"?

Is what I am about to post relavant to the list?  Or is it "Good Times" or 
"Craig Shergold" or "AIDS" stuff that has nothing to do with SCA or (Atlantia)?

And finally -
Would I say this to the poster's face?

Also, if you are one who is having space or time problems, I recommend
subscribing to the digest (when we have one). 

(PLEASE do NOT quote an entire digest when replying!!  Argh!)


        - Anarra (Do we have a FAQ?)

P.S. for the true e-mail newbies:

LOL = Laugh Out Loud
BTW = By The Way
FWIW = For What It's Worth
IMO = In My Opinion
IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO = In My Not So Humble Opinion
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary
OTOH = On The Other Hand
FAQ = Frequently Asked Questions

:) or :-) are smiley faces (tilt your head to the left) and there are lots of
variations:  8-)   :D     :(  (frowny face)  :-(     ]:->  etc.  They're called
emoticons and are used to give some 'tone of voice' to what you've just typed.
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