Posting Guidelines @ The Keys
My views on posting are that either extreme would be wrong for us. If we start posting interesting but unrelated material, more than teachings, it will tend to throw us off track and be discouraging to new members. On the other hand, we do not want to be a sterile place and a few interesting stores, notes, facts add flavor to the list.
I would suggest we police ourselves with these guidelines:
- Avoid long posts unrelated to the topic. If you have something you think is a "must read" send it to a moderator first by e-mail for their opinion. If they say yes, then go ahead and post it. If they say no, then you can e-mail it to members you are close to or perhaps a special list created for this purpose.
- If more than one-third of the posts seem to be unrelated to the teachings avoid posting the non-related item until there is a lull.
- When commenting on another post, only quote what is pertinent. If you quote something like 50 - 100 or 200 lines as one body it causes an inconvenience to both those members who are printing out the postings; and especially causes problems for those who volunteer their time to edit and archive the posts.
If you do know how to reply without automatically including the previous post, please contact a moderator and they will explain how this works.
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