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[IPn] List Etiquette

Dear IP members:

We (the admins) would like to remind all of the members that IP does have a
policy regarding proper ettiquette for posting to the list.

Please review this document:


In particular, this part:
12. Flaming will not be tolerated. "Flaming" is what people do when they
make an emotionally opinionated comment using language intended to be
confrontational. For this list, flaming is defined as personal attacks
and/or criticism of another list member that have the effect of holding
another person up to harsh ridicule, demeaning them as a person, or
otherwise inflicting hostility or anger on them. What one person may
understand to be friendly kidding, another may perceive as hostile flaming.
To help control the flaming impulse, remember:

Everyone has an opinion, a life, and a value; don't try to demean that.

Be kind and think twice before responding; sometimes the most appropriate
response is a nicely worded private e-mail instead of posting to the list.
Flaming helps no one, not even yourself; remember you may be losing the
respect of hundreds of people you have never even seen before. 

Repeated flaming offenses will result in your list membership being revoked.

Mary Jean Renstrom
on behalf of the other nine admins

Insulin Pumpers web site http://www.insulin-pumpers.org