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Welcome to the Amber E-mail List! This list is devoted to discussion of role playing in Roger Zelazny's "Amber Universe" from Amber to the Courts of Chaos and all of Shadow in between. No Amber fiction or poetry; there is a separate list devoted to that. THE BASICS ABOUT POSTING TO THE LIST __________________________________________________________________________ If you wish to receive personal replies to your messages, please "sign" your messages with your name and e-mail address. Several list members have mailers that strip off the "useful" headers, and if you don't sign your messages then they won't know who wrote them. The list is not moderated, which means that your messages go to directly list without being filtered. However, this means that I and the other list members expect polite, considerate, and on-topic posts. Off-topic posts, no matter how "important" they may seem (computer virus warnings, for example), do not belong on this list. Those who violate these basic rules will be warned, and those who continue to violate these rules after having been warned, will be removed from the list. In addition, HTML, binaries, and other non-text formats such as Word documents sent as attachments are not allowed on the list. Many people will not and cannot read e-mail messages with HTML. Finally, it is generally considered polite to reply to private emails privately, and list emails to the list publicly. To wit: if someone chooses to answer your question offlist, you should respect their choice and KEEP it offlist. Publicly publishing a private email is a bit like reading a private letter out loud in a room full of people. (above text by Sarah Wishnevsky and used with her permission) To see if the message is a public group message or a private offlist message, check the To: and cc: lines in the mail headers. If "email@example.com" appears in either one, then it's a public list message. Additional information concerning netiquette is available at my amber page: http://www.umich.edu/~eal/amber/ SAVE THESE ADDRESSES __________________________________________________________________________ ...so you always know the right address to use when sending Amber list related e-mail: amber @ logrus.org ---------> messages to the list majordomo @ logrus.org -----> subscribe/unsubscribe owner-amber @ umich.edu ----> problems with the list HOW TO SUBSCRIBE and UNSUBSCRIBE USING MAJORDOMO __________________________________________________________________________ The Amber E-mail List is maintained using the majordomo list administration software. This means that SUBSCRIBING and UNSUBSCRIBING from the list is easy and fast! Send e-mail to: majordomo @ logrus.org and put one of the following in the *body* of the e-mail message: subscribe amber OR unsubscribe amber "your-e-mail-address" (without quotes) after the word "amber" is NOT REQUIRED IF you are sending the subscription request from the same address where you wish to receive (or not receive) your amber list e-mail. If you know that your e-mail address is going away, please unsubscribe in a timely fashion. Dead addresses cause messages to bounce to me and the local postmaster at the other site, and annoy us both. LOOKING FOR HELP? __________________________________________________________________________ For help, send e-mail to majordomo @ logrus.org with the word "help" in the body of the message. The Internet willing, you'll receive a quick response with descriptions of various commands. If you have problems with majordomo or need further assistance, send e-mail to amber-owner @ logrus.org to talk to a real person. Do not send questions about the list to me directly. If, for example, I am on vacation, you will not get a timely response to your question. But if you send it to amber-owner @ logrus.org, one of our "anonymous systems administrators" will see your message even if I do not. OTHER LISTS and SERVICES OF INTEREST... __________________________________________________________________________ The AMBER FICTION LIST is for Amber campaign stories and diaries. The list address is firstname.lastname@example.org You can subscribe the same way as you do for the Amber List by sending e-mail to: amberfic-request @ logrus.org and put the following line in the message body: subscribe The CHAOS LIST deals with design of the Courts of Chaos, origins of the powers, all aspects of dealing with characters from Chaos and other "non-canon" topics. No Amber Fiction or ADRPG or Amber-specific questions. To join the Chaos List send e-mail to: chaos-request @ anarchy.mcit.med.umich.edu And put the following word in the body of the message: SUBSCRIBE Thanks and enjoy, Lisa Leutheuser Amber List Administrator eal @ umich.edu --- Note: In late 1999, Lisa Leutheuser turned over list administration to Sol Foster. Sol is at present still using Lisa's admin messages, and he has not changed the list policies.
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