The below guidelines are hopefully more
or less common sense. If you have any questions,
please telephone or email me, the volunteer Moderator, James
Ingram, using the contact info at the end of this message.
Note you need to have posting privileges, before you can
Announcers who repeatedly ignore these
next three paragraphs 2, 3 & 4; may be put on
"moderated" status, or have their posting privileges
suspended, to protect the "integrity" of the group.
A. The Three Biggest Announcer Offenses
Too Large Attachment Size: Please
try to limit attachment size to 100 Kbytes or less,
REASON: Subscribers with dial-up telephone modems will be
inconvenienced by the long download times.
Any flyers or maps should be in the standard JPEG, GIF or PDF
format, so people can open them (no MS Word attachments).
Incomplete Subject Lines: A
totally blank line is the worst offense. Please be courteous and
include the city, date, and type of dance in
your subject line.
This Listserver reaches all the way from Berwick & Hazleton on
the east, to State College on the west; so be considerate and tell
the subscribers when & where the event is.
* For example, married couples in Berwick probably aren't
interested in attending a singles dance in State College, so be
courteous and tell them it's a singles dance in the subject line.
More details in next
Off Topic & Superflous Emails:
Please do not send emails unless they announce a specific
event or events. I.e. please avoid the "have a nice day"
emails or anything else "off topic". REASON: Subscribers
unsubscribe themselves if they get too many useless emails.
Photos of previous events are ok, but try to keep the
attachment size limited to around 100 Kbytes.
B. Subject Lines ======
Ballroom Dances: Since this
Listserver announces primarily ballroom events, readers can assume
it's a ballroom dance if you don't explicitly state
Please include the city, day and date. Example: Wmpt
Ballroom Dance, Sat Mar 20, 8pm Pine St UMC Example: Hazltn,
Swing Fling Dinner Dance Sat Jan 2, 5:30pm Ferrara
Line Dances: Please identify as
"Line" dance, plus include the city, day and date. Example: Wmpt
Line Dance, Tuesdays 7pm Duboistown VFW
Singles Dances: Please identify as
"Singles" or "Sgls" dance, plus include the city,
day and date, plus. Example: St
Coll Singles Dance, Sat Mar 21, 8pm Nittany UM
Social Dances: These are dances
open to anyone -- singles, couples, and casual dancers. Please
identify as "Social" dance, plus include the city, day and
date. Example: Wmpt
Social Fundraiser Dance Fri Feb 20, 8:30pm, FUM
Abbreviating Cities: You can
use these: Berwk for Berwick, Bloom for Bloomsburg,
Danvl for Danville, Hazltn for Hazleton,
Lewsbg for Lewisburg, St Coll for State College,
Wmpt for Williamsport.
C. Sending Messages ======
Sending: You send a the message to
the Listserver, almost like you send an email to anyone else. Address: You send it to Dances@yahoogroups.com
Your Address Book: The above
address should be in your address book as follows:
Track2-DanceNet-Listserver <firstname.lastname@example.org>. This
prevents you from typing it wrong in the future.
Sending From The Correct Address:
In the "notes" section for that address, you should have the note
"My posting privileges work ONLY for my one address
'JoeSmith1@myIsp.net', and won't work for my other addresses.
* Said another way, if you
try to send an announcement to the Listserver using one of your
addresses OTHER than the address for which you were given posting
privileges, you will get an error message.
D. More About Sending Messages ======
Send Only 1 Message/Delays: Your
copy may come to your inbox almost immediately, or it may be
delayed several hours if Yahoo is bogged down.
Please do NOT send multiple copies of the same message,
just because you don't get your copy right away; this will result
in everyone receiving multiple copies.
Verifying Reached Listserver: Note
that every message you send, gets automatically stored in a
publicly-accessible "web page archive". Thus you can verify it
appears on the Listserver web page at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dances
Your message should usually appear on the Listserver web
page fairly quickly after you send it, unless Yahoo is bogged
down. Note it may take longer for all the individual
messages to be sent to subscribers.
Copy Yourself: You may want to
send yourself a "blind carbon" copy (use the BCC button).
The copy that comes from the Listserver will be identified by the
subject tag [Track2] at the beginning of the
subject line. The BCC copy won't have the subject tag, because it
does not get sent by the Listserver.
E. Misc ======
Stay On Topic: Please do not
announce events located outside North Central Pennsylvania (unless
it's a trip starting from here). Please do not send
non-dance-related messages (except singles events).
One Message Per
Event: Please do not send
multiple announcements for the same event.
Don't Include Other People's Email
Addresses w/o Permission: Please don't include anyone else's
email in the body of the message, unless you have their permission
to do so. REASON: There's nothing that prevents Spammers from
subscribing to this list.
Including Your Email Address In The
Body: You can include your own email address in the BODY of
the message . . . if you are willing to risk Spammers possibly
being able to see it on the Listserver's web archive page.
REASON: The web page archive USUALLY truncates email addresses in
the body, but not always. See Message
#25 in the test listserver as an
Test Listserver: Note that there
is a separate "Test
Listserver" available for
practice. If you like, you can practice sending messages to this
dummy practice Listserver, before you post to the real
Any questions not answered by
please call me on the telephone.
(I do not like trying to conduct discussions by typing lots of
THANKS, Listserver Moderator, James R. Ingram, Montoursville
Voicemail/landline: (570) 322-7597.
Email address at bottom of Track2