Tips for Listerv's
identify the specific nature of your posting in the "subject"
line. Don't use generic "help" messages. Be as specific
clearly and accurately. Summarize what you are responding to and review
what you have written before you send it.
your messages brief.
personal attacks and accusations. Resist temptations to fire off a response.
If you have concerns with someone elses message, take it up with them
through private e-mail messages.
use all upper cases when writing. People view that as shouting.
that simply express agreement aren't necessary, for they create congestion.
Ask yourself "Will my response educate someone?" before sending
careful as to the type of humor you use in your message. Recipients
of your message can only judge your posts through your words not your
body language and facial expressions.
yourself, including your first and if you feel comofortable, your last
name. Include your place of business as well.
be critical of other questions or messages sent. The person sending
them may be new to the listserv. Again, send them a private message
do not include attachments. If you have some sort of media that you
believe will help others, make an announcement and offer to send the
media to them through private e-mail.
Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology, March/April 2001