Who is James, the signer of the
following rules email?
Is he the phantom moderator?
I believe that the narrative of this
email has not been updated for some time and is just
automatically sent out monthly on the first day.
Have you noticed the drop off of
activity in this discussion list since last week?
Is the Jaws moderated list the place
to use for a better quality discussion?
What is the address of that and other
pertinent discussion lists?
I know that they have been mentioned
in the past, but it now seems necessary to switch to
actively moderated lists for better quality answers that are
focused on a subject/topic.
12:00am to 1:00am
(UTC-04:00) America/New York
The following is the current version of the JFW Mailing List
policies. These are sent out monthly, and also available from:
1: Keep it clean. We're a family list, and there are people
here who probably don't want to hear everything *exactly*
that's running through your head. If you wouldn't see it on
TV, it doesn't belong in a post to the list. If you're not
sure, email the administration before you post it to the list.
Otherwise, you stand to see your posts moderated.
2: Stay on topic. We're a JFW-oriented list. That said,
anything related to JFW, its functionality with programs etc
is acceptable. If it doesn't have to do with JFW, it doesn't
belong on the list. This includes, but isn't limited to, talk
of other screen readers such as Window Eyes.
3: Listen to, and respect, the wishes of the
admins/moderators. If you're asked by an admin or moderator to
drop a subject, or take something to private emails (in the
instance of two people carrying on a thread list-wide), please
do so. If the subject is changed on a thread by an admin or
moderator, it will be explained why in the email sent out with
it. Please don't continue replying to the old subject.
4: Don't ask over the list for a position on the list
administration. If you'd like to help out, it's of course
welcome, but address the request to do so to the admin team,
otherwise it'll be ignored. Requests are always welcome,
whether help is being looked for or not. When help is needed,
a post will be made to the list. The requests already received
will be kept in mind.
5: Keep flaming to a minimum. This is not limited to flaming
of each other, but goes beyond that, to flaming of products,
opinions, ideas, suggestions, etc. Constructive criticism
never hurts. Flame wars, especially public ones, both drive
people from this list and are unwelcome here. either take the
problem to private emails, or report the problem to list
6. Respect the opinions and views of others. This is *very*
important in any environment, most especially an online
environment where the only gage one has on a person is what
that person puts to writing. If you come off as hostile in
your posting, whether you intended to or not, people will take
it as such. Online, "face value" means just that. People make
mistakes, people don't always have access to the same
information you do. For that matter, people don't always have
the same experience you do. If you know how someone can solve
their problem, great. Suggest it to them and/or the list. Do
*not* proceed to tell someone, on or off list, that they have
no business posting. Repeat offenders of this particular rule
will be banned for a week to 30 days, depending on the
severity. Serious problems will be banned permanently.
As always, if there are problems or questions with regards
these policies, don't hesitate to send them off-list to firstname.lastname@example.org