[Classicrendezvous] CR List rules & etiquette

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From: <OROBOYZ@aol.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2000 08:41:19 EDT
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [Classicrendezvous] CR List rules & etiquette

I feel the need to give all you folks a little reminder about how the Classic Rendezvous list will be operated this time around and a few specific notes.

I hope you all took the time to read the rules upon your re-initiation to the Nuovo list. At the risk of being repetitive, I will copy them again at the bottom of this message.

Three items in this epistle:

1. Please sign each and every post with your full (middle not necessary!) and real name (no pseudonyms please.)

2. PLEASE avoid topics which are not fairly directly related to Vintage lightweights. This is a judgment call I know, but new bike discussions, fit issues, riding techniques, are all not usually very pertinent to the theme and should be posted to another list that better applies.

3. I, as CR List administrator, am receiving an inordinate number of "returned mail" notices stating that a particular e-mail account is maxed out and that address therefore cannot receive the CR post. I will un-subscribe any e-mail addresses that send back mail more than once, so please manage your e-mail.

I hope you all understand that I will unsubscribe folks that do not heed my first warning on any of these rules. I apologize for sounding authoritarian, but being on the list is a privilege not a right.

Thanks, Dale Brown Ye Olde (middle age!) List Manager

_____________________________________________________ Hello vintage lightweight bike fan! Welcome to the Classic Rendezvous mailing list!

The idea for this list is to exchange information and experiences relating to classic lightweight bikes. Here are a few rules you must abide by to remain eligible to stay on this list:

- No anonymity please.. If you cannot be yourself and sign posts with your real name, please do not join.

- For Sale (or Wanted) postings are OK, but must always include a price and should be posted only once.

- Please do not post picture files (jpegs, gifs, etc.) directly to the list. Instead refer list members to that pic on a web site by posting the URL (Use one of many free ones out there, if need be!)

- As a way to avoid extraneous mail and over flowing mail boxes, messages should be carefully considered before sending, CONCISE IN CONTENT AND ALWAYS ON TOPIC.

- In order to reduce CR mail received by list members, please do not send "Attaboy" or "Me too" or joke messages.

- Courteous exchanges only. Members engaging in flaming or antagonistic or ugly posts will be given one warning and then summarily booted from the list. The list is not intended as a debate forum; in fact, it is NOT INTENDED AS A "CHAT LIST" at all but one in which every post contributes to the communal knowledge base. Passionate disagreements may not be indulged in on-list.

- Optional upon joining, but highly encouraged, is for new members to provide a little profile of themselves: what bikes they have or wished they have, other experiences relative to these bikes and a bit about who they are...(Check out the archives for info on the rest of us!)

- We have focussed on the approximate period from the beginning of the Twentieth Century, up to the early 1980s. Certain classically produced modern bikes are considered "on topic" here, but those welded, injection molded, or glued modern wonders belong in some other mail list, not this one! Ditto for mountain bikes & balloon tired bikes. Those items have merit, but they just do not belong here.

- Don't hesitate to ask a newbie question. Everyone starts at the beginning!

Please contact me at oroboyz@aol.com if you have problems.

Have fun and welcome aboard!

Dale Brown,
List Manager