To all MacNews Forum members -
This is a monthly informational message to all members that provides basic information about the forum.
Purpose of this Forum
This group is dedicated to providing news and discussion about Apple products and services. We welcome new members! This group is moderated.
Any member can post a message to the list by sending email to MacNews@yahoogroups.com. The following rules apply to posted messages:
a) BE KIND - Harassing other members, web team, moderators, the administration, being rude, posting multiple messages with nonsense, running promotional ads and/or spamming will just get you banned. No name calling, no vulgar language, no promotion or links to offtopic sites.
b) NO SPAMMING! NO OFFTOPIC! NO WAREZ! NO TROLLING! - Do not use this forum to promote pyramid schemes and other commercial sites. This includes position openings by headhunters and recruiters. Also no discussion of illegal activities such as software piracy and other intellectual property violations will be allowed at all.
c) THINK BEFORE YOU POST - Unlike other forums we do not entertain random blobs of scribbles and nonsense, be constructive in what you have to say. Do not post the same message on multiple threads, this is a form of spamming. Do not hold at ransom other members that don't share your opinion.
d) NO NEGATIVITY, RACIAL OR POLITICAL STANCES - We believe that everyone is entitled to their own point of view, but this does not mean that you have to become negative, rude, distasteful, etc. Adding to this forum your Anti-Microsoft, Anti-Apple, or Anti-Linux sentiment is NOT TOLERATED in the LEAST! We are not saying you have to believe in what anyone says, but you do need to respect their view(s). It is okay to be disagreeable so long as it is done in a polite way.
e) BE ACTIVE - What is the point of joining a community to say nothing? Please reply and contribute to the conversations. :)
f) EMAILS FROM US - We may send you newsletters about updates to this forum. If you don't wish to receive emails from us, please edit your membership by choosing how do you want messages do be delivered. There are 4 options: 'Individual emails' (sends individual email messages), 'Daily digest' (sends many emails in one message), 'Special notices' (only sends important update emails from the group moderators) and 'No email' (will not send emails, you'll need to read the messages at the Web site).
g) NO PATCH, NO FLAWS - We moderators believe any security flaws should only be posted when a solution/patch as been already released.
h) NO ATTACHMENTS - Attachments to messages are automatically removed.
Replying to Messages
The forum has been set up so that replies to messages are sent to the entire list. If you wish to reply only to the poster, be sure that you send only private mail to that person.
Before sending a reply to everyone in the forum, ask yourself, "is my response of interest only to the person to whom I am replying, or is my response of general interest?"
Changing Email Options
The following options are available:
* Individual E-mails. Every posting will arrive in your inbox as a separate message.
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* No Email. Select this option if you need to temporarily stop receiving email messages. You can still view messages by going to the group's website at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MacNews
To edit your e-mail options, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MacNews , join and select the desired option in the Message Delivery section. Then, press Save Changes button.
Joining the Forum
Any person can become a member by performing any of the following:
A. joining directly at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MacNews
B. sending e-mail to MacNewsemail@example.com
C. accepting an invitation e-mail
An invitation e-mail can be sent by any current member of the forum. The invitation is sent by clicking the "invite" link found on the forum's home page ( http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MacNews ).
All memberships are approved automatically. A copy of the forum rules is sent to each new member.
Leaving the Forum
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Any forum member may send e-mail directly to the forum owner by sending to MacNewsemail@example.com
Thank you for your time.
- the admin