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The Bungee Mailing List : Guidelines

As I said earlier the Bungee mailing list was set up because I was annoyed with the traffic on alt.sport.bungee It is not my intention to sound like a dictating power freak - I don't want to stop people doing anything I just don't want to waste my time on certain crap.

The following guidelines were drawn up to try and make the Bungee mailing list as pleasant as possible.

This list is not intended as a medium for the usual junk which makes its way to alt.sport.bungee and hopefully will remain bungee only. People who display unsociable behavior on this list will be warned and if their actions continue will be removed from the list.

  • DO NOT post binary files/images to this mailing list. It fills up our archives and some companies will not accept messages over a certain length. It also makes messages slow to read for people with modem access to their email. If you post binary files you will have your rights to post to the list suspended. If you have a relevant file to share make it available on a web page you can mail the list owner and ask them to do this if you do not have web access.
  • Please remember many others will read your messages. Please try not to offend anyone.
  • If you reply to a message it would be nice if you did not quote the entire message you are replying to. If you want to make a comment about certain parts of a message, only quote those parts and your reply.

Apart from that there are no other rules - just try to be nice to everyone, eh?

Intended audience

First Professionals:

  • Jumpers
  • jumpmasters
  • bungee companies
  • associations
  • clubs
  • specialised media
  • bungee providers
  • anyone who has any work related with bungee jumping.

Second amateurs:

  • Jumpers
  • people interested in the sport
  • anyone enough curious and serious about it.

Examples of Annoying Posts

Here's a few examples of annoying posts

I'm writing a report for school do you have any more info?

Look, I spend a great deal of time trying to put as much info as possible on The Bungee Resource - don't you think that if I had any more info I would put it up?
The worst case is that this is asking us to write your report for you. Questions like this usually get ignored.
I just read over this and it makes the list sound pretty unfriendly - I guess the main reason is that I get so many of these all the time and it gets pretty annoying after a while.

Do you have the elastic constants for Bungee cords

NO I wish I did - if I did I'd put them on the pages - this seems to be a mystical black area that noone will tell me about.

Considering the relatively small amount of traffic on the list I shouldn't get so wound up about it, but for some reason these questions annoy me. Of course anyone is free to post what they want - we just might not have to put up with it for too long :-)