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General Rules and Procedures
This mailing list has been created in the context of the MISTICA Project in order to facilitate the exchange among the members of a virtual community of researchers and actors working on the social impact of the ICT (Information and Communication Technologies).
The community is open to everyone; however, the list is technically closed, as subscription is not automatic. That means that the participation requires you to complete a questionnaire (on the web or by e-mail sent to [email protected] - see list of Commands). This questionnaire has been designed in order to track the statistical evaluation of the experience. However, the information of this questionnaire will be available in a directory associated with the list, and each member will be able to remove partially or totally any information that was submitted to the Project Coordinators. The Project Coordinators do not divulge this information.
The list [email protected] is moderated. This means that all the messages sent by the members will first arrive to the Moderation Group who will then send them to all the subscribers (with or without editing). This procedure allows avoiding "noise" in the discussion that could be caused in particular by the messages that don't comply with the aims of the list, the messages of commercial nature, or "joke" messages (the email with "Internet virus" or various chains). It also allows to maintain the focus of the list on the given topics, to reduce the size of the messages in order not to overload the members, etc.
This allows combining the freedom of speech with the editorial responsibility, just as they are defined and guaranteed by the laws on the freedom of the press.
With all the messages, the moderation reserves the right of editing (mentioning it clearly when it occurs) if necessary for maintaining the debates inside the given norms. However, the content and the style of the contributions will always be respected. In the case of doubt, the Moderation Group will contact the author before taking a decision on editing.
All the messages of the list are automatically filed specifically on the web site, in the "memoria" or archives of the project:
This device allows to preserve and to make the contributions accessible. Democratic principles prevent us from altering, modifying or erasing the archives of the contributions. Once a message has been sent to the list and has been processed by the moderators, it will be automatically stored and put on the web without possibility of successive modifications.
All members of our community commit to:
FUNREDES can in any moment make changes in the facilities of the lists. Also in case of an abusive use of the lists or any other technical reason, FUNREDES can refuse any access to the lists within the funredes.org domain without any notification (temporarily or permanently). Funredes can do this on its own initiative or on the demand of the list administrator. Equally, FUNREDES can close a list. Finally, FUNREDES can use the lists under its domain for its own needs like diffusion of information it considers relevant. This will, however, always be done respecting the established rules.
The whole list management is made through electronic messages. Here are some of these messages:
The messages to all the members of the list should
be sent to the [email protected]
Electronic mail is a means that is similar both to oral conversation and to the written world. Given this, the exchanges can sometimes be difficult. To facilitate the global understanding and to share ideas that you express efficiently, we are providing some rules. They derive from our experience of electronic forum management:
As author of your own messages, you are responsible for the information you publish on this list. Never forget that the messages sent to the list are public texts conserved in an archive, exposed on the WWW, and susceptible to being indexed by the search engines. - Don't confuse the address of the list with the address of the listserv: never send the "unsubscribe" command to the list. - Don't use HTML code in the composition of your messages. The listserv can process only text. - Never use the list to diffuse commercial information. - Never use the list of subscribers in a context different from that of the list. Send only messages that are relevant to the discussion topic. - Don't make individual attacks publicly. - Don't forget the public aspect of the lists; take care when sending a message, you will not be able to prevent its diffusion once it's sent. - To subscribe, always use your real address (the one that is used in the "From" field of your messages) to be subscribed. - When you go to the listserv so that it processes a command, it is preferable not to include the signature in the body of the message. - Do not divulge the list of members to any other person, or for a different use from the context for which it was created. - Any commercial use related with the list is prohibited.
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