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 XENOTAR LENS DESIGN or somesuch.
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.
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i) Frequently asked/answered questions (FAQ) sites: http://www.stutterheim.nl/rollei/faq.html http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Village/3762/Rollei/index.htmlj) 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