All potential members should
review this document. Current members should revisit it from time to time.
These are the 'rules' that we operate under. All members are expected to
follow these guidelines, and by subscribing to the mailing list, you agree
to do so.
This document has
been revised for use by The Oldsmobile G-body Mailing List. It has been
adapted from the guidelines used for The Oldsmobile Mailing List. The
original document was created by Greg Beaulieu, and his permission to use
and modify it for our purpose is greatly appreciated.
The Oldsmobile G-body mailing list exists for the purpose of exchanging
information and promoting discussion primarily about Oldsmobiles G-body
styles. Discussion about all aspects of the Oldsmobile marquee is
encouraged. The list is operates using the "Mailman" mailing
list software. The list is administered by Mark Tupper (
In addition you can contact the following List Owners for help or
questions about the list:
2. Membership Policy:
The Oldsmobile list is an open list. No qualification is required to join,
nor is ownership of an Oldsmobile a prerequisite.
The list is available in real-time format as well as digest format. Some mail systems (notably AOL) place a limit on the
number of individual messages that can be held in a client's in-box. Be
advised that daily message traffic on the Olds list often exceeds 50 messages. If mail is unchecked for several days this can easily cause a
full in-box which will result in bounced messages and removal from the
3. Discussion Guidelines:
To post a message to the list, send email to:
All postings should be G-body related in some way. Net etiquette is
strongly encouraged at all times and the list is intended to be
self-managing; postings are unmoderated and therefore the list requires
members to be responsible and courteous in what they post. Personal
discussions, "flames", profanity, or excessively commercial
posts will not be permitted. Violations of these guidelines may result in
private or public warnings from list owner(s) or other list members and
should be heeded. Repeated warnings may and will be forwarded to the list
owner(s) and, depending on the list owners' discretion, the offending
party or parties will be permanently removed from the list.
Members who disagree with the appropriateness of a posting should first
contact the other party by private e-mail and make their views known
directly. Please use courtesy, respect and discretion in any such
discussions. Public embarrassment of any member via the list is not
permitted and will result in immediate member removal from the list.
Remember, the Oldsmobile G-body Mailing List exists for both informative and
entertainment purposes and is intended to be enjoyable for all.
Follow-up discussions should only quote relevant passages of the original
posting. The daily volume of messages requires members to be responsible
in removing unnecessary text from follow-ups to efficiently use net
resources. Similarly, repetitive or "me too" postings are
Clear and concise subject lines are strongly encouraged for the purpose of
having clearly-defined message threads and for future research using the
available list archives. Subject lines beginning with the word ADMIN
should be reserved for the list owners' use. If administrative
intervention is required and appropriate, the ADMIN subject line will be
used to indicate that the message is important and relevant to all.
Regarding eBay auctions (or any online
auction): It's the policy of
the list to NOT post active eBay auctions on the list except for
obviously fraudulent or hoax auctions.
An initial warning will be issued by administration for posting eBay
auctions outside of the guidelines. Repeated posts can result in removal
from the list. Members are encouraged to search eBay
independently of the list. The only exception to these rules is that members are allowed a one-time post regarding auctions that they
are conducting, provided that the item is Oldsmobile related.
This list is not intended for the sole
purpose of commercial type posts. MEMBERS are allowed and encouraged to
post Oldsmobile related items for sale on the list. Any member that is currently
subscribed for any length of time is allowed to post parts/service for
sale. Anyone subscribing to the list for the sole purpose of selling items
to list members is not permitted. Unsolicited commercial posts will be
considered spam and be dealt with appropriately.
4. Specific No-Nos
There are a few words and phrases that will not be tolerated. They may
offend others and should not be used on the list at all. The use of such
words will bring forth either public/private "scolding" or
removal from the list. Please refrain from using the following in a public
F-word (or any expletives - These will
result in immediate dismissal)
Using the list to solicit or coordinate illegal
Anti-male or anti-female remarks
(commonly known as "sexist" comments)
Slams against a certain type of religion
Sexual orientation remarks
public embarrassment or ridicule of another member)
Statements that provoke non-Oldsmobile
Forwarding of jokes, hoaxes, virus warnings or
In general, we are asking that you use
common sense and discretion when posting and be conservative in your
remarks. Think of yourself as being in a professional environment, as in a
staff meeting in an office, or as if there were children present. If you
wouldn't say it there, don't say it here. It's really that simple. Again,
anyone who chooses to include these types of words/phrases in their public
posts will be dealt with appropriately.
If a list member or administrator feels that removal of a list member is
appropriate, he or she may contact the list owner, Mark Tupper (
The removal request should document the situation with specific citings of
rule violations by the list member in question. Any administrator has the
authorization to remove a member of the list who is deemed to cause undue
disruption to the list at any time. Removed members may appeal their
removal from the list to the collective administration. The situations
leading to removal will be reviewed, and a determination made. The member
will be notified of the findings of the administration, and if deemed
appropriate, will be allowed to resubscribe.
5. No Pictures Please!
Due to the nature of the mail distribution software, large individual
postings are discouraged, and in fact are prohibited. Therefore members should
not attempt to post graphics, sound or image files to the list. Notice of
availability of such files should instead be posted if distribution is
desired, and mailings can be made by the originator to individuals
specifically requesting the file by direct e-mail.
Members are strongly encouraged to unsubscribe from the list if their mail
will be unreachable by Mailman for any period of time, or if they are
changing internet addresses. Chronic bounced mail (i.e. mailbox full, user
unknown, unreachable mail address, or other such error messages) will
result in suspension of an address from the list automatically by the
mailing list software.
Generally, several days grace will be provided unless the volume of bounces
becomes unmanageable. Please contact the list administrator (
if you require assistance.
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