[ADMIN] Posting guidelines

From: Bart De Pontieu (bdp@blackadder.lmsal.com)
Date: Sat Jun 10 2000 - 14:49:18 PDT

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    Hi all,
    
    During my 4 week absence (which probably went unnoticed), I have noticed
    that the number of off-topic mesasges and messages with excessive quotes
    and/or signatures of more than 4 lines has increased considerably. 
    
    So, here's a reminder of our guidelines for messages:
    
    1. On-topic is anything to do with VISUAL satellite observing. 
       Off-topic are such things as the moons of Mars, radio-observing, and so
       on. Please keep in mind that each SeeSat-L message is sent to over 660
       subscribers. We want SeeSat-L to remain a moderate volume mailing list
       with HIGH information content. Messages that add nothing except for a
       'me too' should be avoided. If you want to chat about satellite
       observing, please use the Usenet group (it still exists!)
       sci.astro.satellites.visual-observe
    
    2. Please do not quote excessively. You may assume that everyone has read
       the previous SeeSat-L messages, so please only quote what is relevant
       to your reply. NEVER quote the signature or subscription information at
       the bottom of each SeeSat-L message. If people keep quoting
       excessively, I will install filters (in 2 weeks) that reject any
       message containing excessive quoting. 
    
    3. Keep your signature limited to 3 or 4 lines or less. Many people use
       free Internet service providers which add commercial tags to each
       message already. This practice is annoying enough, so people with free
       service providers should really reduce their signatures to just one
       line.
    
    Thank you for your cooperation. With everybody's help, we will maintain
    SeeSat-L the nice informative forum that it has been since 1994.
    
    Cheers,
           Bart De Pontieu, bart@satellite.eu.org, SeeSat-L administrator
    
    
    
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