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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 anzua-owner@smartgroups.com, which at the moment is Jock Mackenzie.

REASON FOR GROUP

anzua@smartgroups.com 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.

"OFF-TOPIC" TOPICS

Topics to be avoided on anzua@smartgroups.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: anzua-owner@smartgroups.com rather than letting rip at them on the list. The list owner can bar or ban anyone who continues to flout these guidelines.

PREFERRED STYLE

The preferred style of communication on anzua@smartgroups.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 it.

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.

ATTACHMENTS

No attachments will be accepted. If you have a files you want to share go to click 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: anzua-subscribe@smartgroups.com.
You will receive an confirming message back in response, follow the direction and you should join within a few minutes.

INTRODUCE YOURSELVES

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: anzua@smartgroups.com

You can also post a message via the web by clicking here.

HOW TO VIEW MESSAGES ONLINE

You can view messages on the web by clicking here.

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 periods.
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 anzua@smartgroups.com.

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 click here

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: anzua-unsubscribe@smartgroups.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.

SECONDARY LISTS

There is also a newsgroup which receives and discusses Rev Mark Allstrom's sermons.

Group Addresses:

To Join: allstrom_sermons-subscribe@smartgroups.com
Group Email: allstrom_sermons@smartgroups.com
Manager Email: allstrom_sermons-owner@smartgroups.com
To Leave: allstrom_sermons-unsubscribe@smartgroups.com
Group Home: http://www.smartgroups.com/groups/allstrom_sermons

If you have ideas for other list that anzua could host then let the list manager know.

QUERIES & COMMENTS

Any questions, comments, or problems with anzua@smartgroups.com should be sent to:
anzua-owner@smartgroups.com (Jock Mackenzie)

 
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