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COOKBOOK-L is an email discussion list for cookbook collectors and everyone who would like to make them supremely happy. The purpose of COOKBOOK-L is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information about cookbooks and related subjects.
2. This list is for everyone. This means that people of differing levels of expertise and experience are equally welcome. So respect for all posters is a given.
3. If you think list rules are being violated or that action needs to be taken regarding another subscriber, email the offending subscriber or the list owner at email@example.com privately rather than posting to the whole list.
4. Keep your messages within reasonable length.
5. If you have something to sell, use your signature space to let people know.
6. Please keep your signature to 7 lines or less, preferably no more than five.
7. Add a subject heading to your messages that is short and concise.
8. When responding to a previous message, briefly quote a relevant portion of the previous message, set off by " < " or in some other manner.
9. Send messages meant for individuals to them only, not to the whole list.
10. Refrain from responding to the whole list with messages such as, "I agree. Me too. Send me one also," etc. Send such messages privately.
11. If you receive information from a number of private messages about a subject of interest to the group, please summarize the results and post for all.
12. Use as much forethought before posting as you would in a group of people you had to be with every day--no obscenities or sexually suggestive material.
13. If you will be gone for a time and unable to read your mail, or change service providers, unsubscribe and resubscribe later in order to prevent a backup of your unread or undeliverable mail.
14. The list owner, Pat Gundry, has sole charge of who may subscribe. She will remove subscribers from the list for recurring bounced mail, flaming, rule violations, or for any
other reason that, in her opinion, is deemed sufficient cause.
15. Do not post to the list private messages that were sent to you unless you have permission from the original sender.
16. Don't dominate the list. Post only a reasonable amount, especially when the volume of messages is high.
17. If you want to share something best sent by attachment, post the offer to do so to the list, asking those who want it to email you privately.
18. Never send a petition of any kind through the list. Avoid sending material asking readers to send a message to support a worthy cause or aid a person in need. Many such messages circulate through the internet, are often hoaxes, and even if valid, can cause huge problems for recipient locations. Most computer virus messages are also hoaxes. If you receive information about a suspected computer virus, send the information to the list owner at firstname.lastname@example.org rather than to the whole list.
19.This email discussion list is provided as an open forum. The owner is not responsible in any way for messages posted thereon. All posters are solely responsible for their own messages, and are the sole owners of their content.
Q: Were should I send messages I want to post to the COOKBOOK-L list?
Q: How can I receive COOKBOOK-L in digest form, and change it back again to single messages if I want to later?
A: That information is available on the COOKBOOK-L subscriber pages at http://groups.google.com/group/cookbook-l/
Q: Why can’t I post messages to the list? I’m receiving messages, but when I try to send one to the list it doesn’t appear there.
A: Usually it’s because you are receiving messages from one email address (the one COOKBOOK-L software recognizes) and attempting to post a message from another email address (which COOKBOOK-L software doesn’t recognize). This can happen for the following reasons:
1. Your ISP has changed your email address without you realizing it, and is forwarding your email from the previous one to the new one.
2. Someone in your household or business has changed your email address and you didn’t know, or forgot about it, and your email is being forwarded from the previous one to the new one. 3. You subscribed from your website email address, which is automatically forwarded to another email address.
The solution is to either remember to use the one you are subscribed under, or unsubscribe to the one you don’t want to use and resubscribe to the one you do want to use.
4. Your email software may be configured to not send you a copy of messages you post to a list. Check your software’s Preferences.
Q: I suddenly stopped getting messages from COOKBOOK-L but I didn’t unsubscribe. What happened?
A: Your server was probably down for a significant time, or your mailbox was full and your messages were bouncing back to COOKBOOK-L’s managing software long enough for you to be unsubscribed. You will need to re-subscribe to COOKBOOK-L to get messages again.
Q: How can I offer books for sale on COOKBOOK-L?
A: 1. You can post for sale messages on Wednesday, which is Market Day on COOKBOOK-L.
2. You can offer an individual book for sale at any time if it is accompanied by a full review. It needs to be a real review, not just a summary of the book’s dust jacket.
3. You can use your signature line to sell books whenever you post a message on the list for any reason.
Q: What is a signature line?
A: Sometimes also referred to as a sig file, it is the lines at the end of your message that give your name, email address, website address, and can also include three more lines of copy of your choice. Some people add a quote there, some a short blurb about their business or book.
Q: What should I ask a COOKBOOK-L seller before I order?
A: The condition of the book, whether it can be returned if it isn’t as you expected, how it will be packaged and shipped, and how they prefer payment.
Q: What should the seller provide?
A: An honest description of the book, packaging that includes wrapping the book securely in clean newspaper or other unused paper, such as kraft paper, or placing it in a new, unused plastic bag, then placing it in a clean, non-musty sturdy padded mailer or box with clean packing material that prevents it sliding about in the box, payment for return shipping if the book turns out to have been misrepresented to you, and prompt order fulfilment.
Q: What should the seller require?
A: Payment received before shipping the order. Proof of shipment from the Post Office in case the book does not arrive at its destination.