ANZUA LIST GUIDELINES
This message is to give members advice on how to use this newsgroup. This message
is regularly reviewed and sent to the list regularly to ensure it is seen by
new members of the list and as a reminder to present members. If you have any
suggestions on how to improve this notice then send them to email@example.com,
which at the moment is Jock Mackenzie.
REASON FOR GROUP
firstname.lastname@example.org is a discussion group for Unitarians and those
interested in Unitarianism. ANZUA stands for Australian and New Zealand Association
which is the sponsoring organisation for this list. see www.anzua.org
Its special focus is Antipodean Unitarianism and international liberal religion,
but it is not strictly limited to those topics.
Topics to be avoided on email@example.com are:
* Heated and un-friendly theological debates
* Personal attacks
* Venting of intracongreagtional conflicts
* Exclusive language ie. sexist racist etc
* Non-religous jokes (esp Mother-in-law jokes )
If you think someone is flagrantly ignoring these guidelines, then consider
sending a message to the group manager, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
rather than letting rip at them on the list. The list owner can bar or ban anyone
who continues to flout these guidelines.
The preferred style of communication on email@example.com
is conversational rather than academic. Substantial postings of an academic
nature should instead be uploaded as text files.
WHAT TO POST
If you wrote it and it is of general interest to people who are interested in
the subject, post it.
WHAT NOT TO POST
If your message doesn't clearly and directly relate to the subject, don't post
Don't post "me, too!" or "I don't know!" ie. messages that
don't add to the discussion. It just annoys the hell out of people.
Don't use the list to post personal messages to a single subscriber.
Don't post personal attacks. Make negative remarks about what people said (if
you must), but not about people themselves. Do not point out grammatical, spelling,
or usage errors.
If something cute, interesting, or funny is making the rounds, don't post it.
We've already seen it.
No attachments will be accepted. If you have a files you want to share go to
here and follow the directions. Let us know it's there and why you have
uploaded it. That allows people to decide for themselves whether to look at
it, thereby avoiding clogged in-boxes and stroppy antivirus programs.
HOW TO JOIN
To join the group, send a blank email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will receive an confirming message back in response, follow the direction
and you should join within a few minutes.
We prefer that all new subscribers send an short autobiography to the list
members, introducing yourself, your background, your current theological position
(if any), and your fields of interest. Of course, this is not compulsory but
strongly encouraged. Anyone who has not done so yet, are welcome to do so.
HOW TO SEND A MESSAGE
To send a message to the group, send it to: email@example.com
You can also post a message via the web by clicking
HOW TO VIEW MESSAGES ONLINE
You can view messages on the web by clicking
HOW TO RECEIVE DIGESTS OR INDIVIDUAL MESSAGES
There are two ways to receive the list: regular and daily digest.
The regular format is that you receive each message as it comes in.
This promotes conversation and interaction, but it can be be busy during active
This is the default, automatic upon subscription.
The daily digest format means that you receive one message per day containing
the entire day's worth of postings to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefits: one message per day instead of many, which is helpful during times
where you are busy. It is also good for casual participants (aka lurkers)
Drawbacks: it can be more difficult to enter into the conversations. If you
would like to respond to a message you have read in a digest then you have to
To receive the daily digest format, Click
here and in the "Message receive method" box select "Digest"
OTHER LIST RULES
Check your facts on anything you post. Do not under any circumstances post
virus warnings, chain letters, news alerts, messages from other lists, or anything
else designed to be "forwarded to everyone you know" to this list.
Never post hearsay without checking the fact yourself (searching the Web to
confirm the information can take only a few minutes.)
UNSUBSCRIBING FROM THE LIST
To leave the group, send blank email to: email@example.com
If it is because you are unsatisfied with anything about the list or the way
it is run, the we would appreciate your comments.
There is also a newsgroup which receives and discusses Rev Mark Allstrom's sermons.
To Join: firstname.lastname@example.org
Group Email: email@example.com
Manager Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To Leave: email@example.com
If you have ideas for other list that anzua could host then let the list manager
QUERIES & COMMENTS
Any questions, comments, or problems with firstname.lastname@example.org
should be sent to:
email@example.com (Jock Mackenzie)