Jukebox mailing list
[Last updated on: Fri Dec 22 0:03:35 2000] J U K E B O X - L I S T F A Q
Q1: What is this list about, anyway?
A1: This unmoderated mailing list is for the purpose of discussing coin-operated phonographs and related accessories. Items wanted or for sale, technical discussion, history and trivia are welcome.
Q2: How do I send a message to the list?
A2: Address your message to "firstname.lastname@example.org" just as you would send e-mail to anyone. The list software will automatically re-mail it to all subscribers. A meaningful subject line is appreciated. For example, "Seeburg 3W-1 Wallbox - How to connect?" is better than "Wallbox help?" and much better than "Help!!!!". You must send the message from an address that is already subscribed to the list.
Q3: How do I reply to someone else's message?
A3: If your reply is of general interest to the list, simply using the reply function of your mailer will send your reply to all of the list members. This is the default, as the list address is shown as the "Reply-To:" header line. If your reply is not of general interest, such as an offer on an item someone else has posted for sale, then examine the message for the sender's address which will be shown as the "From:" address, and send your mail to the individual.
As a rule, technical questions and answers are of interest to most of the people on the list, as are announcements of parts sources, swap meets, and the like. The details of a business transaction such as making an offer on an item offered for sale generally are not.
Q4: What kind of messages are acceptable?
A4: See A1 and A3. This list really belongs to you, the people who contribute to it. I'm along for the ride as someone with an interest in the hobby and the resources to maintain a mailing list. Introductions from newcomers are often fun, hearing about people's favorite jukes, successes in finding or making that rare part, etc. As the net is global, hearing from collectors around the world and regional differences in the industry and the hobby is often interesting.
Q5: What kind of messages are NOT acceptable?
A5: Flames or insults, blatantly commercial messages, messages not related to jukeboxes or related items, rants, chain letters, etc. Binary posts or attachments of any kind such as "WINMAIL.DAT" or RTF files. Mail formatted in HTML. Please send messages in plain text only.
It would be a good thing if the list were to continue to grow and thrive, so by all means feel free to contribute things that you think may be of interest, but try not to post off-topic "noise".
If a resource is available on the web or by FTP, it is preferable to post a URL pointing to the site as opposed to quoting it to the list.
Dealers are of course welcome, but please participate in the discussion and try not to be too "salesy". This is an interactive forum, not a broadcast medium!
Q6: How about a FAQ for jukeboxes, as opposed to one just about the list?
A6: That's a great idea, thanks for volunteering! ;-) Seriously, a jukebox-related FAQ would be nice to have. I'm willing to contribute, archive, webify, etc. if anyone wants to take on such a project.
Jay Hennigan email@example.com administrator, jukebox-list
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