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  1. Please research your problem first by reading FAQs and other sources on the net. Post really descriptive questions or informational postings.

  2. Answers to problems and other replies should be sent DIRECTLY to the person asking the question (NOT the whole list!).

  3. Original questioner should collect replies and post a SUMMARY to the list

These simple rules are the key to having a list with maximum usefulness & minimal noise.

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Please retain a copy of the information message you will receive and refer to it before submitting messages to the list or the list administrator.

You will also need to use the information if you ever wish to unscribe from the list, so please keep a copy for future reference.

Here is a brief summary:

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  4. This list is intended to be a quick-turnaround trouble shooting aid for those who have screwy Macintosh questions. This is NOT a list for newbies, or a place to ask questions that can be answered anywhere of a 100 places. We ask that you read the FAQ's BEFORE asking questions here. Its primary purpose is to provide a quick source of information for problems that are of a time-critical nature.
  5. Answers to questions are to be mailed back to the *questioner* and are NOT to be sent to the entire list. The person who originally asked the question has the responsibility of summarizing the answers and sending the entire summary back to the list. A summary should include attributions so others can pick up conversations offline if necessary with original posters. When a summary is sent back to the list, it should contain the word "SUMMARY" as the first word of the "Subject" line.
  6. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE...Think before you send a message! Ask yourself "is this really appropriate?" There are enough other newsgroups and mailing lists around to cover the marginal topics. Perhaps there is another forum that is more appropriate.
    Here's a list of just a few Macintosh related sources of information on the net that will answer many of your questions. You should check these sites first before you post your question to MacWizards.

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