Official Rules

David Dyer-Bennet dd-b at dd-b.net
Sat Jun 8 13:09:13 PDT 2002

Since they've just been updated, I'm reposting the official rules for
this list.  

The updates as I remember them are:

1.  Changing the email address listed for the Lord of the Keys.

2.  Adding text about editing down quoted text, posting new text below
    old text, and keeping line lengths short.

		 Welcome To The Dragaera Mailing List
			   V1.1 8-Jun-2002

We've created this list, with Steven's support, to provide a central
forum for fans of his work to find each other and discuss things.

Day-to-day operation is handled by the "Lord of the Keys" (see _500
Years After_). All decisions of the LotK are final until he changes
his mind.  The current [8-Jun-2002] Lord of the Keys is Felix Strates
<omaha at mpls.cx>.

"On topic" material for this list includes general discussion among
fans of Steven Brust, Paarfi, and the world of Dragaera; moderate
amounts of "community" discussion; and such digressions as are more
trouble to suppress than to ignore.  

This discussion must be conducted reasonably civilly. In particular,
personal attacks are forbidden. Do NOT tell somebody that they're a
poo-poo head; you may, if you wish, tell them that their claim to have
found Devera on page 184 of _Dragon_ doesn't stand up to examination. 

When replying to a message on the list, relevant portions of the
previous message should be quoted.  The *entire* message should
generally not be quoted, unless you're responding to each bit of it.
New material should be placed *below* the old material it's responding
to, not above.  In other words, normal Usenet quoting conventions
should be observed. 

Line lengths should be limited to less than 80 characters (70 is a
better number, to allow for some buildup of quoting).

Do not send file attachments to the list. Especially, do not send
binary files to the list. Do not send HTML to the list. Send plain
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that part will be passed through and the rest stripped.) (AOL users:
that's what current AOL software does by default [as of 15-Apr-2002]
so you shouldn't have trouble posting).

The views expressed in messages on this list may be the views of the
people who sent the messages; they are *not* the official views of
anybody else.  Note that this applies even to Steven and those of us
running the list -- unless specifically stated otherwise, we're
posting our personal opinions, not Official Truth.

While Steven doesn't hate fan fiction on principle, he doesn't want to
host it on the official web site or mailing list, so please don't send

The information about the subscribers that we have (from the email
headers; name and email address) will be posted to the list monthly,
so people know with whom they are talking.

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