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From: Richard Webb
To: All
Date: 2012-12-30 12:51:24
Subject: COmm echo rules and info

the Fidonet Comm echo

Posting rules and guidelines

Last modified:  June 21, 2011

Moderators:  Richard Webb of 1:116/901 and DAllas HInton, 1:153/715

This echomail conference is one of the oldest in FIdonet.
IT is basically a "catch all" for topics not covered in other
echomail conferences.  since there are few echoes specifically
for discussion of serial communications devices such as modems
this is the appropriate place to discuss such topics.

WHen an echomail conference is widely available (carried on
various backbone systems) please post there for best response.
OTherwise, feel free to post here.

All posts in this echo must be germane to computer communications
techniques.  Discussion of hardware and software is permitted,
although emphasis is on the hardware.
All other topics should be taken elsewhere.  When the topic drifts,
take it to private mail, or an appropriate conference.  

Other than that,  these are the only actual rules I expect to
promulgate for this echomail conference.  

First and foremost, it is expected that all systems enabling posts
in this echomail conference are properly configured to show the
true Fidonet address of origination.  If not, the moderator will
ask that the problem be repaired before allowing posts from your
system to the comm echo.  
Along with this, providing a gateway to/from this echomail
conference from FIdonet to other networks is strictly prohibited.
IF you wish to provide such a gateway ask permission in the
echo.  If permission is then granted after a poll of interested
users is taken and the results of said poll in favor then
the gateway must work in both directions, and the valid
address of the gate provider shown.  

Multiple line signatures are strongly discouraged.  Use of real
names strongly encouraged.  Keep it clean, keep it polite.  

All communication regarding moderation of this echomail conference
will take place via Fidonet netmail.  Not internet email, not smoke
signals or telepathy.  IF you post in this echo, or permit users of
your system to do so then it is assumed that you have the
capability to read and answer netmail.   IT is unreasonable
to expect moderators to have to hunt down an email address
which may not be available, whereas your system's address
should be displayed on posts originating from your system.
The only moderation issues which will be handled in the open
echo are those in which the moderator seeks guidance and input
from its users.

IF you're new to the world of serial communications and the
terminology used to discuss it you might wish to avail yourself
of the Comm echo primer written by Gord Hannah, the previous
moderator.  IT can be acquired from any FIdonet system carrying
the ep-fdn ep-ascii file echo, or from the headquarters of
the International Filegate project.  TO acquire it point
your web browser to

This information will be posted in the echo every 90 days. 
Questions, comments and suggestions should be sent by netmail to
this address.

 * Origin: COMM echo moderator (1:116/901)
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