I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind;
yet strange, I an ungrateful to these teachers.
-- Kahil Gibran
These are the general policies and participation guidelines which govern the TAG Project mailing lists. In addition, each individual list has its own Welcome File containing the posting guidelines specific to that list. Please note that each of our mailing lists exists for a specific purpose and has a specific structure.
We hope that you will find our community to be one that is helpful, supportive, and provides information that is worth your time and effort. We also hope that you will take the time to participate in the life of the community rather than lurking in the background.
Moving parts in rubbing contact require lubrication to avoid excessive wear.
Honorifics and formal politeness provide lubrication where people rub together.
Often the very young, the untraveled, the naive, the unsophisticated deplore these formalities as "empty," "meaningless," or "dishonest," and scorn to use them.
No matter how pure their motives, they thereby throw sand into machinery that
does not work too well at best.
--Robert Heinlein in "The Notebooks of Lazarus Long"
Democracy is based on the assumption that a million men are wiser than one man. How's that again? I missed something.
Autocracy is based on the assumption that one man is wiser than a million men. Let's play
that over again, too. Who decides?
-- from "The Notebooks of Lazarus Long" by Robert Heinlein.
At our host site, setting and enforcing posting guidelines and mailing list policies is left up to the discretion of the individual listowner(s).
Our posting guidelines are what have made the TAG mailing lists a warm and accepting community where individuals can bring their questions and concerns. The posting guidelines cannot cover every possible situation or unacceptable behavior. In the event that there is a disagreement with regards to what the guidelines state, intend, or otherwise cover, the decision of the listowner is final. Individuals who consistently refuse to abide by the decisions of the listowners, harass the list administrators, or otherwise cause disruptions in the community after being asked to abide by the posting guidelines may have their posting privileges suspended or revoked. In extreme cases, the listowner may remove a subscriber from any or all of our mailing lists.
Additional information regarding our policies:
Each listowner is responsible for and has authority over his or her mailing list(s).
If you don't like how the mailing list is being run you are welcome to submit a proposal to
the Listmaster for a new mailing list with yourself as listowner. The postmaster and the
listmaster do not involve themselves in the internal politics of mailing lists hosted at
Last Updated: 10/29/99
This webpage is maintained by Kit Finn (firstname.lastname@example.org)