• From: Marc James Small <marcsmall@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2008 16:42:22 -0500

List Folks:

Several things of merit need attention by us all from time to time:

a)  This is a Rollei List, not a general photography list.  I don't 
mind an occasional wandering off-topic, but I would ask that we keep 
such diversions to a bare minimum.  If it doesn't involve the care 
and feeding of Rollei cameras, I would suggest that the topic be 
taken up elsewhere. And, PLEASE!  Every off-topic comment should be 
so marked in the SUBJECT block by adding, at the 
beginning:  OFF-TOPIC so the unwary can be alerted and read or delete 
as they wish.

b)  PLEASE change the subject block when a thread grows away from its 
original subject matter.  That is, a thread might begin, honestly 
enough, marked with a subject heading of OLD STANDARD ROLLEIFLEX 
LENSES but the topic might shift, over days, to coverage of modern 
Xenotar lens design. When this happens, please have the courtesy to 
your fellow list members to change the subject block to:  MODERN 

c)  When those taking the digest respond, PLEASE reset the subject block!

d)  Please be careful to trim the quoted text in the message to which 
you are replying.  That is, please block-and-cut or whatever your 
software requires to reduce the quoted text to the bare minimum 
necessary to maintain continuity.  Most of you are already doing this 
quite nicely, but it would be best if we all were quite conscientious 
in doing so!

e)  Should you be out of the loop for a few days, pray, do NOT use an 
auto-response message of any sort, or I will simply unsubscribe 
you!  Such messages will be replayed, ad nauseam, to the entire 
list.  Please unsubscribe if you must for the period you will be gone.

f)   Please send your messages in plain-text only.  HTML and similar 
codings are NOT looked on with favor by the undersigned!

g)  Thankfully, we are a polite and communal lot, so I will only say 
that we have never experienced the sort of flaming agonies which 
occasionally afflict other lists.  I would like to see this collegial 
spirit of good-will and honest debate continue.  To that end, please 
remember that postings to the Rollei List are in the nature of 
conversations between good friends, and these ought not be repeated 
outside the List without the explicit permission of the original 
poster.  If you disagree with something someone has said, then this 
should be taken up directly with that person either on-List or by 
direct off-List contact.

h)  Archives for traffic during the Rollei List's tenure on MEJAC are 
available at  http://homepage.mac.com/fwstutterheim/rugarchives/

i) Frequently asked/answered questions (FAQ) sites:


j)  WTB/FS ads are to be posted on Fridays, your time, only.  This is 
a different rule than that employed on other Lists such as the LUG 
(whenever it is Friday somewhere in the world) or the IDCC (every 
other Wednesday).

Marc James Small
Rollei List Administrator

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