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List Folks:

Several things of merit need attention by us all from time to time:

a)  This is a Rollei List, not a general photography list.  I don't mind an
occasional wandering off-topic, but I would ask that we keep such
diversions to a bare minimum.  If it doesn't involve the care and feeding
of Rollei cameras, I would suggest that the topic be taken up elsewhere.
And, PLEASE!  Every off-topic comment should be so marked in the SUBJECT
block by adding, at the beginning:  OFF-TOPIC so the unwary can be alerted
and read or delete as they wish.

b)  PLEASE change the subject block when a thread grows away from its
original subject matter.  That is, a thread might begin, honestly enough,
marked with a subject heading of OLD STANDARD ROLLEIFLEX LENSES but the
topic might shift, over days, to coverage of modern Xenotar lens design.
When this happens, please have the courtesy to your fellow list members to
change the subject block to:  MODERN XENOTAR LENS DESIGN or somesuch. 

c)  When those taking the digest respond, PLEASE reset the subject block!

d)  Please be careful to trim the quoted text in the message to which you
are replying.  That is, please block-and-cut or whatever your software
requires to reduce the quoted text to the bare minimum necessary to
maintain continuity.  Most of you are already doing this quite nicely, but
it would be best if we all were quite conscientious in doing so!

e)  Should you be out of the loop for a few days, pray, do NOT use an
auto-response message of any sort, or I will simply unsubscribe you!  Such
messages will be replayed, ad nauseam, to the entire list.  Please
unsubscribe if you must for the period you will be gone.

f)   Please send your messages in plain-text only.  HTML and similar
codings are NOT looked on with favor by the undersigned!

g)  Thankfully, we are a polite and communal lot, so I will only say that
we have never experienced the sort of flaming agonies which occasionally
afflict other lists.  I would like to see this collegial spirit of
good-will and honest debate continue.  To that end, please remember that
postings to the Rollei List are in the nature of conversations between good
friends, and these ought not be repeated outside the List without the
explicit permission of the original poster.  If you disagree with something
someone has said, then this should be taken up directly with that person
either on-List or by direct off-List contact.

h)  Searchable archives are available at:

	http://digistar.com/rollei  (suffix '.com', previously '.net' : update
your files)
	http://www.digistar.com/rollei  is an alias of the previous

and the search engine does work:


The actual List Archives are not directly searchable.  These can be
accessed as follows:

To find out exactly what is available, send the following command to
<majordomo   (NOTE: This command goes to MAJORDOMO and
NOT to the entire List!)

index rollei-digest

You will then receive an index of all of the Digests available, going back
to May, 1996. To receive a specific Digest, you then send the following
message to MAJORDOMO at the same address:

get rollei-digest v01/v01.n001

The Rollei Digest is divided into volumes, while each Digest has a name
which includes the volume number, so it is a tad confusing. To get Volume
10, Digest 19, the command would be:

get rollei-digest v10/v10.n19

Again, these Digests are not searchable.

i) Frequently asked/answered questions (FAQ) sites:


Marc Small
Rollei List Administrator

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