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List Etiquette

List members are asked to read and adhere to the following guidelines for list etiquette. Abusers of this list will have their email address removed and be blocked from the list.

You are Replying to Everyone
When you reply to a message, note that you are replying to the entire list, not to the individual who is sending the message. Consider whether your message is necessary to post to the entire list ("Here's an additional resource everyone might be interested in...") or is better served by creating a new email addressed only to the one individual ("Thanks!"). If you prefer to reply directly to the sender, select "forward" or create a new email addressed directly to that person, not to the listserve.

Tip: When sending listserv messages, include your email signature. List subscribers may use that information to reach you with individual messages by forwarding listserv message to your personal email address.

Keep Your Posts Trimmed
When replying to a post, quote only what's absolutely necessary to help readers understand your response. Delete the rest. If sharing an article, post a brief excerpt, then provide the URL where those interested may view the rest. On ALL replies, eliminate automatically generated footers (Yahoo, MSN mail, privacy statements, and others) from the quoted previous post. In addition, please trim email system headers and extra signature lines.

Use an ALL CAPS Header
Each post to the list should contain an all-caps header in the subject line. Using a CAPITALIZED HEADER makes it easier for members to scan and read or delete posts, as they prefer. Examples are:

  • QUESTION or Q (for posting questions or answers),
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  • SUMMARY (to summarize answers which have been posted to a question),
  • INFO.

Example: [Migration and Disability] ISO: Your best cultural competency resources

No Email Attachments
Instead, provide the data as text in your post, offer to provide the data to those who request it, or put it up on the web. Not everyone has the ability to read attachments or wishes to download them.

Be Respectful
Be respectful in your responses to others. We come from diverse backgrounds and theoretical orientations. Some of our richest learning experiences can come from lively debate over relevant topics. Post differing opinions, but refrain from negative language or "flaming".

Keep it Professional
Take personal interactions off the listserve. It is certainly ok to maintain conversations regarding training, personal development, and other areas of support on the list, but when writing a post such as "Hi Janet! Haven't seen you since we left grad school. How's your dad?" it is best to send this directly to the person's email address rather than to post it to the entire list. Signature lines should include the sender's email for this reason. 


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