[Classicrendezvous] CR Etiquette and online names, etc.

(Example: Production Builders:Pogliaghi)

From: <OROBOYZ@aol.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 20:27:30 EST
To: monkey37@bluemarble.net, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [Classicrendezvous] CR Etiquette and online names, etc.

In a message dated 10/27/00 12:16:25 PM Eastern Standard Time, monkey37@bluemarble.net writes:

<< <"Monkeyman"? Not that I really mind, but I think our noble moderator and list-owner has asked we identify ourselves in each post with true name and general location ? >

Who said my name wasn't Monkeyman? I am who I am and have been monkeyman on-line since 1988,................ I've never heard the "true name" thing before, but I can understand from a standpoint of people hiding behind non-"true names" and spreading chaos and evil about the list without being responsible for the repercussions. In the non-AOL online world, having a pseudonym is standard for throwing off SPAMers and ease of communication between friends. Many people are known by their log name-- like list-owner Dale is "oroboyz." >>

Brandon and other CR List members:

It is true that this list is different... with reason. We do require (not request) real names be used to sign messages. The intent is for this list to be one in which we are talking person to person, with no cutesy pseudonyms nor deceptive monikers.. Just real person to real person.

The actual "rule" is part of your welcome message you should have gotten when you signed up for the CR List:

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

The entire welcome message with our few rules are copied at the bottom (Everyone re-read them please!)

We have still been deceived a few times by sneaky folks but for the most part the CR is is pleasant escape from the tedious practices of the larger e-world.

I suggest that Brandon sign as Brandon "Monkeyman" Ives, to retain his nickname but meet the CR requirements.

BTW I never sign messages as "oroboyz" but always as Dale Brown...because, as PopEye says, "I yam who I yam!"

Dale Brown 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