Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR) List netiquette:
"Rules of the road" for HEAR-maintained internet mailing lists

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This document defines the "netiquette" required by users for participation in internet mailing lists maintained by the Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR). The primary purpose of HEAR lists is to provide a forum for useful interchange of information by their users.

Preface       Things to do       Things not to do

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Although the vast majority of subscribers to HEAR lists seemingly "naturally" adhere to these guidelines, the few folks that don't comply cause quite a bit of grief to other subscribers. Therefore, in order to ensure that we most effectively serve the communities which use HEAR-maintained internet mailing lists, we've had to formulate the guidelines presented in this document. Most of them are just "common sense," but some require some minimal level of understanding of how these internet mailing lists work. With over two dozen HEAR-maintained lists operating, it seems like it's appropriate to post this information explicitly so that there are no misunderstandings about how to best use the lists. Please read & heed these guidelines to ensure an enjoyable & enriching experience for all users of these lists.

In order to be an effective participant in HEAR-maintained internet mailing lists, adherence to the following guidelines is required. Failure to heed these guidelines can result in a person being deleted as a subscriber to one or more lists, and/or refusal to allow re-subscription until it's clear to the list administrator(s) that the problems caused are understood & will not recur.

The list adminstrator will police the lists stringently to ensure that posted protocols are being followed; offenders will be ruthlessly deleted to "ensure domestic tranquility" among the other users of the lists.

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Things to do

Please always do these things:
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Things not to do

This list is basically the "opposite" of the above list, but just to reiterate:

(More information regarding each of these "please don'ts" is available in the "please do" section.)

The Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR) is currently funded by grants from the Hau'oli Mau Loa Foundation and the U.S. Forest Service with support from PCSU (UH Manoa). Historically, HEAR has also received funding and/or support from the Pacific Basin Information Node (PBIN) of the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII), PIERC (USGS), the USFWS, HCSU (UH Hilo), and HALE (NPS).

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