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PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE MESSAGE!
By subscribing to the Team3S list, you agree to abide by our rules.

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BEFORE WE START, we'd like to offer some general advice. When you subscribe, don't post right away. Lurk for a few days to get a feeling for the types of posts made, who responds to them, and so on. Also, before posting, re-read these rules and our FAQ Pages. The FAQs contain a large amount of information about the Stealth & 3000GT, and there is a good chance that the information in these documents will answer many of your questions.

ADMINISTRATORS. We have implemented the Team3S Administration Board, which will police the list to ensure compliance with these rules. Offenders will be notified with a "citation" post sent privately. Normally, this will be a friendly and gentle reminder. However, repeat offenders will face more serious actions, up to and including being removed from the list without further warning. We hope you understand that our policies help us to maintain a 'well-behaved' list environment.

SELF MODERATING. In addition to the above ADMINISTRATORS, your peers on the list are encouraged to keep the list civil, informative, and enjoyable by letting you know if/when you are getting out of line. Complaints to the Admins regarding inappropriate behavior on the list will result in review of that person's list status as described above.




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THE HOUSE RULES

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Rule.01.  NO FLAME WARS.  If you disagree with someone, say so clearly and politely, and give your technical explanation WHY you have a different opinion. There is no need to tell anybody to get bent, or that they're full of crap. Keep your tempers in check. This applies to EVERYBODY, without exception.

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Rule.02.  This is a TEXT ONLY list.  DO NOT use HTML, fonts, stationery, or other types of formatting in your messages. NONE. This list is 100% pure ASCII TEXT ONLY.  More on this, and a help link on how to set up your email properly in Rule #3...

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Rule.03.  DO NOT send posts with File Attachments to the list. Some Email programs like to attach files with Rich Text Format, V-Card, Winmail.dat, or HTML code in them to provide features like different font styles, etc. Please DISABLE this function of your Email program. If you make a post with one of these features enabled, what Digest list members see is something like this:

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Content-Type: application/ms-tnef;
name="winmail.dat"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
Content-Disposition: attachment;
filename="winmail.dat"
eJ8+IhYPAQaQCAAEAAAAAAABAAEAAQeQBgAIAA AA5AQAAAAAAADoAAEIgAcAGAAAAElQTS5NaWNy b3NvZnQgTWFpbC5Ob3RlADEIAQ2ABAACAAAAAg ACAAEGgAMADgAAANAHAQAOABEAAgAAAAUA/gA A5AGAAQNAAAlAAAACwACAAEAAAALACMAAAAAA
----------------snipped gibberish------------------

which can go on for pages and pages of unreadable code. This is not fair to our other members, so it can not be permitted. You must change all your email settings to the 'internet-friendly' combination of 'text-only' and Western Alphabet. If you need help doing this, please refer to our FAQ Page, in the 'Basics' Section:

How To Set Up Your Email Correctly

or contact one of the Admins, and we would be happy to help you out.


Exception:  Photos or diagrams in (JPG or GIF format) are permitted, but ONLY if it is absolutely necessary to attach a photograph to illustrate a repair procedure or problem area on your car, or to share an image of something that is potentially of interest to most of the list. When posting photo attachments, please keep the file size down to around 30K each and limit yourself to two (2) pictures, although the occasional single 50k photo will be acceptable. Note: The software will reject any post that totals more than 99k (image and message combined). If you have several images of interest to the entire list, either put them on your web page or contact Admin Geoff_Mohler and he will provide you with FREE web space on the Team3S server where you may display your photos.

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04.  DON'T WASTE BANDWIDTH!  Edit a subject line to reflect changes in the thread, and keep it as short as possible.  Keep the "was: ###" parts short as well.  When quoting back previous posts,  ONLY quote back the part that is necessary.  NEVER quote an entire message.  The software for this list AUTOMATICALLY rejects any post where quoted material is MORE than 75% of the entire post; violate this, and your post will never reach the list!  Also, when quoting back previous posts, be certain that people can tell at a glance where the quote ends and your message begins. Don't run your post together with what you've quoted.  And don't quote back that person's signature unless it is relevant to your post.  Please limit your own signature to just what's necessary and relevant to the list.  DO NOT use ASCII Art in your SIG; it only lines up on machines identical to yours, which there are NONE.

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05.  TEST MESSAGES & OFF-TOPIC POSTS:  "TEST" messages may NEVER be posted.  Posting a "TEST" message will result in your immediate removal from the list.  If you are receiving posts, then you can post as well, and have no need to "TEST".  OFF-TOPIC POSTS are generally discouraged, but not prohibited. If it's not related to 3S cars, SERIOUSLY CONSIDER SENDING IT PRIVATELY.  That said, we all will understand if you want to tell us your wife just had a baby.  Please preface the subject line of any off-topic posts with, "OT:" or "Off-Topic:".

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06.  URBAN LEGEND Stories and VIRUS Warnings.  Do not post these to the list. These are stories that have been floating around for years, and we're all sick of hearing about them. If you have a Virus Warning you feel is legitimate, send it to the Admin and ask for it to be reviewed. If the administrators feel that a warning is appropriate, WE will issue the warning. Anyone who posts a virus warning to the list will be immediately removed without warning.

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07.  SPELLING and PUNCTUATION.  PLEASE take the time to ensure that you use proper spelling and punctuation in your posts. We're not school teachers or your mother, but we hope you take enough pride in your posts to try to make them readable to others... In the Cyberspace world of Email, your writing abilities as well as what you say are what leave an impression.

This applies to your screen names, as well. A screen name of "RacerVR4" or "racervr4" is acceptable in your return address, but we don't condone the "GaMerZ" mindset of random capitalization, as in "RaCerVr4".

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08.  SIGN YOUR POSTS.  We are a list of owners, not screen names. We prefer that once you are a member, you sign your posts with at least your real first name.

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09.  FOUL LANGUAGE.  We request that you limit the use of foul language in your posts, though we do not prohibit it. We do, however, prohibit it in Subject Lines. Feel free to use "legal" variations (e.g. friggin'). We aren't prudes, but we don't have stunted vocabularies, either.

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10.  FOR SALE.  If you post something "For Sale", only do so once a week. And if you're responding to a "For Sale" post, send PRIVATE email to the seller. Anything that does not impact the entire list (e.g. local insurance or warranty-related issues) should also be done privately to members in your area. If you want to reach members local to your area, send a single post to the list with a Subject Line that's something like "Off-Topic: Note to Tulsa OK area members". Please make sure to add a line in your message that asks respondants to "Reply Privately".

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11.  NEVER post a private Email  that you've received to the list (any list) without the author's permission. Doing something like this is in the same category as opening someone else's mail, or peeking at a friend's diary when they aren't looking... It's not only ill-mannered and crass - in some areas and in certain situations it is illegal! It is a MAJOR violation as far as we are concerned, so you will be removed from the Team3S list immediately.

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12.  JOKES.  Please do not post jokes and humor to the list as the only content. That is what rec.humor.funny is for. And only send "Happy (insert holiday here)!" greetings as part of another post.

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13.  AUTO-RESPONDERS.  NEVER use one of these while you are subscribed to the list. It will send an automated reply back to the list for every single message the list sends. Using one of these will result in being removed immediately, without any warning.

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14.  BOUNCED MESSAGES.  There are two main reasons the Admins receive bounced messages, and here is our policy for each--:


a).  FORGETFULNESS:  People forget..., and post to the list from an email address OTHER than the one they are subscribed under. OK... We understand that folks forget and post messages from one of their other 'unsubscribed' addresses, but PLEASE..., TRY to remember! We forward you the bounce to remind you, but it's a 'pain' when you give us extra work, and it endangers the list itself by adding to bounce traffic.


b).  "FREE" EMAIL:  These economy email services give you limited amount of storage space, and only a limited number of emails can be received before that mailbox is full. If you don't get your email regularly and your "mailbox is full", every single subsequent Team3S list message bounces back to US! (And we can't even send you a notice, because that bounces too!) As soon as messages start bouncing from your full mailbox, you will be switched from the main Team3S list to the digest immediately. If you can't check your email regularly, we suggest you subscribe to the digest instead of the main list.



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How to Join the Team3S List


The daily email 'traffic' on our "Main" list ranges from only one or two posts up to as many as 20 or 30 messages on the busiest days; the average is 10 to 15 posts per day.  We also offer a "Digest" version of our list which includes all of that days' posts together in a once-daily email.  Choose whichever version is most appropriate for your lifestyle.  If you want to change from one list to the other after you've joined, just email the Admin.



Click either of the links below, and a pre-addressed email will pop up.
In the body of the message, type the following information:


Required:
Your full name and street address (no P.O. boxes, please)
Your city, state and zip code
A verifiable home phone number


Optional:
Your car's year/model/color
Any modifications you have made



Now BEFORE you apply, please make sure your email settings are TEXT-ONLY. Our rules are not discretionary, and if your email comes in with fonts or formatting, we will just have to delay processing your subscription until you change it.  You'll be wasting your time and ours while we write you a note and ask you to do it right, and then wait until we hear back from you that you've done so.  Please reread rules 2 and 3 if you need assistance in changing your email options to the "internet-friendly" TEXT-ONLY settings.




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Important Note:  Your personal information will only be used for member verification and then destroyed.  We do NOT keep personal information on our members, nor do we share it with anyone else before it is destroyed.  We only keep an internal list of NON-sensitive information (name, email address, and city/state, and any details you provide us about your car), to assist us when planning regional events.  That information is not shared with anyone either.  For those members who wish total anonymity, please add a line to your application, "Please do not include me in your internal list.", and we will honor that request.




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Once you have joined Team3S...
To post a message to the list, send e-mail to:


Team3S@stealth-3000gt.st


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Important note to Digest List subscribers:

When replying to a message in the Digest, if you don't change the "TO:" line to the above address, your message will "bounce" and will NOT be posted!  And also, please copy the subject line (of the post in the Digest to which you are replying) to your 'reply' message subject line, so folks know what you are referring to! Otherwise, if you just hit 'reply', your subject line will default to "Re: Team3S V1 #xx", and other listmembers will not know what you want to discuss!


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To unsubscribe, send email to:

majordomo@stealth-3000gt.st

with the following message:

unsubscribe   team3s   your-email-address


No subject is necessary.


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To reach ALL the Admins,
send email to:


Team3S Admin


Individually, we are:


BOB Forrest, San Francisco, CA, USA
JEFF Mohler, San Jose, CA, USA
JIM Matthews, Wiesbaden, GERMANY
MIKAEL Kenson, Stockholm, SWEDEN
RICH LeRoy, Ridgefield, WA, USA
ROGER Gerl, Zurich, SWITZERLAND



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