FAPG Posting Guidelines and Policy of Confidentiality
Posting to the List
After you have been subscribed to FAPG and installed anti-virus software on your system, you may send messages to FAPG by addressing them to the list address: email@example.com.
Take special care to not post private email interactions to FAPG without the sender's permission. These conversations should usually be continued off-line.
If you already have an anti-virus program, make sure that the virus descriptions are updated at least every 30 days. Please do not post to the list until you have anti-virus software installed. If you are not familiar with anti-virus software, here are a few sites that offer protection tools. These are free or they offer free trials so you can try before you buy. There are also many others available that are not listed here.
FAPG is an email group created to give and receive: advice, information, different viewpoints and positive support. When a disagreement on the list arises, we can: 1. agree to disagree, or 2. disagree with kindness and respect, remembering to always follow the rules of common courtesy. Flaming will not be tolerated on the FAPG list. It is the equivalent of berating someone or their ideas over email. Inflammatory statements will be considered flaming.
Flaming will put your list membership at risk!
Berate - to scold or condemn vehemently and at length
Inflammatory statements - those that tend to excite to anger, disorder, or tumult
Words or phrases written in all capitals in email etiquette is considered yelling. Please refrain from using all caps in list email.
FAPG is a "G-Rated" email group. No matter how it is presented, profanity in a posting to the FAPG list is not allowed. Using profanity will put your list membership at risk.
Please do not forward chain email. If you like a poem or story included in a chain email and think that it is of general interest to the membership of the list, clean it up (retype or get rid of all the forward arrows), retype the subject line and delete the part that makes it a chain letter (ie: send this to all your friends, or you will have good luck if you forward this on, etc.). Then you may submit it by including a few lines of introduction (ie: I'm sending this poem to FAPG today because it helps us focus on what we do have, rather than what we don't have. - your name) In the subject line please put: poem, story, or something else to identify the contents of your message so list members may delete if they are not interested.
Please be sensitive that our group as a whole represents many religions, cultures and beliefs. If you feel that the general membership would be interested and you do post in this category please put something in the subject line that identifies the type of post.
Please do not post any unverified virus warning to FAPG. To verify a virus refer to McAfee Virus Information Library.
Do not send HTML, rich text, stylized email, or messages in "quoted-printable" format. Not all email programs of list members will recognize such formats. Please send messages in ASCII or plain text.
Do title your email in the subject line to relate to the topic of your email. For example, when you are sending your personal introduction you could put something like Jane Doe Introduction in the subject line. If your email is a question about supplements, then you might put Supplement Question in the subject line.
Take special care to not post private email interactions to FAPG without the sender's permission. These conversations should usually be continued off-line. To reply to the author only of an email posted you would click on "reply". To reply to the entire FAPG list, click "reply to all" in your software. I would encourage you to "reply to all" if the content is of general interest to the list and not of a personal nature. If the FAPG list address does not appear in the heading of your email in the "To:" field then you can add it and (*a few) other email addresses as you desire by separating them with commas. Instead of having to remember and type out full email addresses when composing email, most people use "nicknames" or "address books" which are available in most email software packages.
The following is the policy of confidentiality that we have on the FAPG list. The posts our members send in are intended for subscribed FA parents only. This list was created so we could speak to each other openly and honestly without the fear that what we say could somehow get back to our children, or yours. You should not allow family members or friends to read the FAPG emails in their original form. Do not forward any of the postings in their entirety or let any non-FAPG member read the list mail without the author's permission. Some families share one email box at home. In this case a separate folder can be created where you store FAPG mail. Some software has the capability of having FAPG mail sorted and delivered to its own folder automatically. It is up to each FA parent to explain our policy of confidentiality to other family members having access to FAPG list mail. Remember, if you desire to share the posting from the FAPG list with your children or others, kindly get the author's permission first.
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