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The Dragaera Mailing List Rules

Welcome To The Dragaera Mailing List

V2.0 27-Aug-2006

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 [27-Aug-2006] Lord of the Keys is Felix Strates <>.

"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 text messages to the list. All those other things will be stripped off by the software running the list. (Technicalities: MIME multipart/alternative is fine, so long as there is a text/plain part; 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 any.

The information about the subscribers that we have (from the email headers; name and email address) is available to list subscribers on the list web page at

The posts to this list are archived and are publicly available via email and on the web.

Only list members may post to this list (this is primarily a spam-prevention measure).

To subscribe, send email to <>, and respond to the confirmation message you will receive. (The confirmation message makes it much harder for somebody to subscribe you to this list as a "joke".)

To unsubscribe, send email to <> from the address you want unsubscribed, and respond to the confirmation message you will receive there.

To send your message to all the subscribers on the list, send it to <>. You must be a subscriber to the list yourself to do this. To communicate just with the Lord of the Keys, email your message to <>.

To get help on the various commands the list management software supports, send email to <>. (Technicalities: this list is run using Gnu Mailman).

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