For Authors of LO msgs LO5410

Richard Karash (
Tue, 6 Feb 1996 21:51:45 -0500 (EST)

There are now 1630 subscribers and in January there were 13,781 web "hits."
But, it's quality that counts, not volume.

Greetings and thanks for your contributions!

The list address (for msgs to be distributed) is

1) If you receive a strange notice "Your msg undeliverable to..." please
just ignore. It generally means that your msg did not get to one or a few
subscribers. When you receive *your* copy of the distributed msg, that
confirms it went out to everyone. If in doubt, just *forward* confusing
notices to me. Please do not resend your message to learning-org; it could
easily be distributed a second time.

2) Please sign your msg with full name and email address at the bottom.
This is required; some people's mail programs do not display the "from"
address in the msg header. It's also good practice anywhere on the net. I
recommend you include your organizational affiliation, but this is not

3) When replying to a msg, leave the LO### in the subject line. My
software does the rest (it assigns a new LO### for your msg and inserts
the line "Replying to LO###").

Digest readers: If you are replying to a digest msg, you'll have to *copy*
the subject line from the msg; don't use the subject line
"learning-org-digest V1 #433"; our msgs are indexed by msg number, not by
the edition numbers of the digests.

4) When replying to a msg, try to quote just enough of that msg to
establish the context for your readers. Don't quote the entire previous
msg (if you do, I'll probably delete it). Distinguish the text you are
quoting from your own new text.

How to distinguish quoted material:
a) Recommended: Add a line, "John Doe said:" and put a > as the first
character of each quoted line. Many mail programs will do this for you (I
use pine and Eudora)
b) 2nd Choice: like (a) but > only on the first line of each quoted
paragraph. Leave extra white space after the quoted material.
c) 3rd Choice: If necessary, say "*** end of quote ***" after the quoted

Leave a blank line, then start your comments. Do not put a > on lines you

5) The > character is OK, but please DO NOT use the opposite angle bracket
anywhere in your msg except for email addresses and web URLs, like these:

Richard Karash <>

5a) When you reply to a message, please consider whether you want your
reply to go to all the LO subscribers... Or just one-to-one to the other

6) Your msgs come to me for review and then are distributed to all
subscribers. This is a 24 hr cycle.

7) Then they stay in the LO archive, accessible by web, ftp, and gopher,
for a *long* time and may show up in internet searches (e.g. Lycos). If
you'd like to remove anything from the archive, please let me know (by
LO### please).

8) Graphics!!: I can put graphics on the web pages! If you'd like to
attach a graphic to your msg, send the msg as usual, and indicate IN
CAPITAL LETTERS in the msg where you want the graphic to appear. Fax the
graphic to me at 617-523-3839 with a cover sheet. 1/4 to 1/2 page graphics
are best. No multi-page graphics please. Your msg (sans graphic) will go
to email subscribers, but the web page will show text w/graphic.

9) My Moderator Role: I review msgs for relevance to the list and for tone
consistent with the learning organization principles we are trying to
live. My practice is to communicate with the author if I prefer not to
distribute a msg. You'll receive a copy of your distributed msg. If you
don't see it in 48hrs, write me (personal address
Please do not send any msg twice to the list address.

Thanks again for your contributions! Email me anytime with comments,
questions, or problems.

      Richard Karash ("Rick")    |  <>
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