[gardeners] Terms of agreement

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Fri, 28 Dec 2001 11:05:29 -0600

Okay folks, time for another reminder. Part of your Welcome message deals with advertising of any
sort, including signature lines leading to a commercial website. If you're touting something please
ensure you're not also selling it or you violate the terms of agreement for this list. This is one
way we keep the list free from spam.

Another occasional problem is when folks start to disagree about something. I know many of us have
strong feelings about certain ways to do things or about political beliefs. Please leave them off
the list as not doing so can cause flaming and hurt feelings. It's okay to disagree with something
someone else says but at least be polite about it.

Politics and religion are two other no-no's. Some may notice my header where it says "Order of St.
Pectina of Jella." For the newcomers you need to know that it is a joke. Several of us on
rec.food.preserving started the organization as a joke and it is starting to have a life of its own
but, it is a joke and not a belief system.

I'm fairly liberal on what I allow on the list but anything that arouses controversy or sparks a
minor conflict gets quashed quick and I am the sole decider. It must work as I've only had to kick
(four) people off the list in the years its been running. <VBG> (Note the number has risen by one.)

So, what I'm saying is obey the rules and play nice. Let's get out and garden.

George Shirley