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Mailing List Instructions - A Must Read!

Please join the list before posting. Our lists are unmoderated, but posting is restricted to members. That helps trap SPAM. Do not send SPAM to the list. Non-member posts are held for list manager approval (that's me, Robin Rowe). If appropriate I will probably put it through even when it is a non-member posting.

Mailing Lists

The mailing list is called cinepaint-film. The purpose is to discuss the CinePaint Digital Film Library and digital film archives.

Do not send "test" messages to the list. If you are having technical difficulties email the list manager.


Diversity of opinion is good, but we want a civil list where everyone is treated with respect and courtesy. Those who can't state their opinions positively, or are unable to respectfully disagree with the opinions of others, will be removed. Do not make accusations. Do not call people names. Do not try to tell people what to do. Do not use fighting words such as stupid, dumb, idiot, wrong, and so forth. That is not ok even if the person you are calling stupid is yourself. No swear words or obscenities.

If nobody responds it may be no one knew the answer to your question, or that your question seemed confusing. Restating a question more succinctly sometimes draws a better response. If you receive a short or incomplete answer don't feel affronted. Do not presume you know what others are thinking or what their motives are. If you are feeling neglected or insulted do not share your annoyance with the list. Send a private note to the list manager off-list to sort out the problem.

Please note that you need not apologize for asking a simple question. We're all confused at times.

No Evangelism

We support many operating systems including Linux, Mac, and Windows. Don't evangelize or state a chauvinistic opinion regarding what software others should use. Don't assume others share your political views. We are not a forum for promoting Linux or espousing free software advocacy.

Do not refer to any operating systems, or anything else, by derogatory names. Do not say Windoze.

No attachments

Sending attachments to the list is blocked.

Do Not Cross-Post

Please do not cross-post to other lists. It can cause noise.

Plain Text

Take care not to post HTML-formatted email. By default Microsoft Outlook Express and Mozilla will duplicate each outgoing message in both plain text and HTML format. This consumes unnecessary bandwidth and annoys many users who dislike this "feature" because it displays useless gibberish in non-HTML email readers. Spammers seem to like this feature best because it lets them embed pictures and even viruses in email messages. Consequently, we trap HTML mail as suspected spam. Unfortunately, many products have this "feature" on by default. You must turn it off yourself.

In Outlook Express go to {Tools}{Options} and set outgoing mail to {Plain Text}.


Robin Rowe
Project and Lists Manager

Questions to rower@movieeditor.com
Created October 31, 2003. Updated October 31, 2003.