NORCAL-L ArchivesArchiver > NORCAL > 1998-11 > 0909984236
From: "James R. Smith" <>
Subject: NorCal Etiquette
Date: Sun, 1 Nov 1998 21:23:56 -0800 (PST)
While the below message may be wonderful for some, NorCal has been around
a long time with our own peculiar way of handling things. Folks say
please & thank you - publicly. We have more volunteers than you can
shake a stick at and more gets done here than any other list I've been
on. Oh, and yes, we make friends and have a bit of fun at times.
It's part of our process to say "I've got it!" so others won't chase down
the same info and we all share our successes and losses. Results are
most important. How can you learn what is out there if you don't see
what people get.
In short, we have responded more times than I care to count to those who
came from more restrictive lists regarding the NorCal way. Please be
patient and get used to it. You'll get more here than anywhere else. If
not, there are other lists like Western Roots that covers the same areea
but with a little different attitude (and not a bad one - I'm on both).
On Sun, 1 Nov 1998, Jill Jessen Hernandez wrote:
> Looks like ALL Lists have similar problems.......
> The LISTMOM/ListOwners have tried many many times to get this info
> into our "list habits"... This is forwarded from one of 22 lists I
> am on... Many of us NEED to keep passing the message along...
> ....... Please read ... THANKS from 100,000's of us out here in List
> land... Jill Jessen Hernandez
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kendrick Kreations <>
> To: <>
> Date: Thursday, October 29, 1998 4:56 AM
> Subject: [CTFAIRFI-L] (LONG!)Rootsweb Administrative Info from the
> Hi Everyone!
> This one is NECESSARY.
> PLEASE READ OVER CAREFULLY!
> *******************REMINDER OF HOW TO SUBSCRIBE AND UNSUBSCRIBE:
> For those folks who don't save their welcome messages, or those who
> new to Rootsweb and email lists:
> MAILING LISTS: To subscribe or unsubscribe from any RootsWeb
> mailing list, send an e-mail message with ONLY the word SUBSCRIBE
> (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the subject and the body of the message to
> [name of list]- (for mail mode) or to [name
> of list]- (for digest mode). DO NOT INCLUDE
> SURNAMES YOU ARE SEARCHING FOR, URL'S, COMMENTS, NASTY REMARKS, OR
> ANYTHING ELSE. ONLY THE WORD PERTAINING TO YOUR ACTION: SUBSCRIBE
> For example, if you have interests in New South Wales, Australia,
> your SUBSCRIBE message to:
> For an index to most user mailing lists hosted by RootsWeb, visit
> ********************FRIENDLY REMINDER:
> Please, "DO NOT post personal thank you's"OR PERSONAL REPLY'S
> to the CTFAIRFI list!
> It would be greatly appreciated by the listowner and "subscribers"
> to CTFAIRFI if
> you would kindly show your appreciation OFF the list. "Doing so is
> as much appreciated by other subscribers as the thank you or
> personal response might be to
> ONE SINGLE individual." Be careful when clicking
> "REPLY TO SENDER"!!!!!
> See what is in the "TO" line when you do this. If it says
> in the TO line, your email will go directly
> the CTFAIRFI list. Make sure this doesn't happen. I can't tell you
> many complaints I receive from subscribers regarding this issue.
> PLEASE, cut and paste the email address of the individual you want
> thank. Make sure you DELETE CTFAIRFI. I would greatly appreciate
> cooperation in this matter. Otherwise, I am going to have to send
> warning messages, which is something I DON'T WANT TO DO! PERSONAL
> YOU'S DO NOT BELONG ON ANY ROOTSWEB LIST!!! Read your ENTIRE email
> message prior to hitting send, to include the headers (ie: To, From,
> Subject, etc.) Make sure you know who it is being sent "TO".
> Again, THANKS FROM 100,000'S OF US........
James R. Smith Amdahl Corporation
Manager, Diagnostic Development 1250 E. Arques Ave. MS-249
DV Bronco Project Manager P.O. Box 3470
College Recruiting Manager for Comp.Sys.Dev. Sunnyvale, CA 94088-3470
Mail: Phone (408) 737-5896
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