- Q. This list generates a LOT of mail every day. What
suggestions do you have for keeping on top of it?
A. There are several ways you can do this:
- Q. What do I do if I go away for the weekend and dont
want to have 500 emails when I return?
A. You can set your computer to "no mail" while you are gone or if you
just need to take a break from the list for a while. Visit: http://www.kjsl.com/mailman/listinfo/sah-ap
to set your subscription to nomail.
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- Q. What is the difference between sending posts to firstname.lastname@example.org and sending listserv commands to email@example.com?
A. The address firstname.lastname@example.org is shared by
all subscribers to the list. When you send a message to email@example.com,
all of the people on the list will receive the message. Do not send list commands to firstname.lastname@example.org since the subscribers that share this
email address cannot execute the command. The address email@example.com is an address that
belongs to the server. Sending list commands to this address will notify the server to
automatically execute the command. This address is set so that it understands only valid
list commands. If you would like a list of commands available to you, send the server
email at firstname.lastname@example.org. In body of
message, type: help
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- Q. How do I subscribe to and unsubscribe from the sah-ap
A. Visit: http://www.kjsl.com/mailman/listinfo/mailman
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- Q. Ive never been on a list before. Are there
any rules I should know about aside from having Good Manners?
A. In addition to the below "Rules of Netiquette", here are a few more
- Please post an introduction of yourself if youd like to join in the discussion. We
enjoy meeting new members and hearing from all different perspectives.
- Dont use all capitals for emphasis. In cyberspace it means youre shouting.
Use asterisks around the emphasized part.
- Please recognize the limitations of email as a communication media. Remember that when
reading others words you are not getting any other non-verbal information such as
tone of voice, facial expression, etc. Misreadings and misunderstandings are common.
Please do not seek to offend, and choose to not take offense.
- Please keep privacy issues in mind when quoting someone or revealing their name or
situation on this list or any other lists. If an issue hasn't been publicly
posted to this list, permission should be obtained before relating their name, situation,
etc. When replying to private email from other list members, always double check the
email address it is going to - don't just blindly send to the whole list.
- Please do not give out medical advice. It is appropriate to share your *personal*
experience. It is appropriate to support your personal experience with references.
- People often use abbreviations on this list. The definitions here are provided for your
comprehension. It is not required that you use any abbreviations in your posts, though you
may find it convenient in deciphering messages.
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- It is very important that you turn off your Rich Text, Stylized Text, Fancy Text, etc.
options. Many people cannot read these advanced formats. For those that can't, they
receive an attachment. The attachment is often interpreted within the email as several
lines of garble. The attachment ALWAYS does this in digest format which is probably
very annoying to some digest users. Before sending email to the list, be sure your
settings are set so that you are transmitting Plain Text. .
- Please refrain from trivial responses (usually characterized by being 1-2 lines long).
Examples of trivial responses: "Me too!" "Ha, Ha!" "I was
wondering that too." "Thanks!" "Congratulations!". These are
probably appropriate if sent only to the original poster, but unless such responses are
accompanied by some further elaboration, this adds quite a bit to overall list volume.
- Don't quote the entire post when mailing a follow-up note. It is rarely needed since
most people have seen the original. Instead, quote some of the article to which your are
replying -- enough to keep context. Failure to edit the post you are replying to will make
Digest reading extremely difficult.
- Please change the subject header if you are changing the topic. Like offline
conversations, mailing list threads sometimes take turns away from their original subject.
This is normal, but if you find yourself posting a message that no longer has anything to
do with the original subject, take the time to change the subject header of your message
to something more appropriate.
- Don't post "virus warnings" to the list. These are always hoaxes no matter
what the warning says.
- Don't send attached files to the list; you don't want to be the stranger who sends a
file to someone who didn't ask for it (let alone a few hundred people who didn't ask for
it.) Remember also that some people may still be paying for their e-mail per minute, may
not have the ability to decode attached binary files, or may simply not have the time to
download a file.
- If you will be away from your email account for an extended period, please set yourself
to nomail. Most people have a limited amount of disk space to store email. Once that space
if full, the email being sent to you will bounce back to the owner of the message. The
Listowner for sah-ap will receive 100 bounced messages a day in her email box if your
email box is full. If the full mail box is not resolved within 24 hours, the Listowner may
have to remove you from the list until you can clear your email box. If you want to be
added to the list again, just send a subscription request to the server address.
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Q. What if someone posts about something really scary or horrible, such as they
are physically afraid of their spouse, or ready to "end it all"? What if I
suspect someone is beating her kids, or she posts that she is in a rage and might do
bodily harm to someone?
A. Sah-ap or kjsl.com does not have a policy regarding critical
issues. The crisis belongs solely to the person posting about the crisis. Any kind of
crisis intervention belongs solely to the individual making the decision to help. The
sah-ap list and the owners of kjsl.com are not responsible for the content of critical
posts nor are they responsible for any action taken as a result of an individual sah-ap
You might read something on the list that makes you want to scream "NO!
Don't!" or might alarm you into calling the police (of course, this would be the
exception). No one can prevent you, but you might first want to consider the reception of
such a comment, and the possible effect that reaction would have on the list member.
The following resources might provide additional help for someone who has a pressing
personal issue, or indeed a bonafide crisis:
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Special thanks to Dionne Schetzel for collecting the information for this page!