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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Sat May 16, 1998  9:09 pm
Subject:  Post To Your Heart's Content :-)

>Why should we have a rule for this list serv? I mean we can share our
>feelings towards the SignWriting, ASL and anything relates to deafness. Any
>experiences that we can share for all to read and understand things. Even
>give suggestions where someone post a questions about SignWriting, ASL and
>anything that relates to deafness. Wouldn't any of you agree with that?
>I think banning someone who does not follow the rule or follow what it really
>relates to SignWriting is a bit too harsh. After all, there are people out
>there that are learning about the deafness and they can learn from us, who are
>deaf or a native ASL.
>Lauren Ultis-Joslyn

Good Evening Lauren, and Everyone -
Please post to your heart's content! I think it would be awful if you felt
like there were "bans" or rules limiting you - I look forward to reading
everyone's messages :-)

I was concerned about spam, but I didn't use that term, and I am sorry I
did not make myself clearer. Within less than 48 hours of the establishment
of the our new list, a non-list other email address
that is not subscribed to the list... sent us an announcement about Frank
Sinatra. I don't understand technically how their message could get
through, which is of course a question I will ask Paul on Monday.

And I feel responsible - why? Because I used to run a list where everything
filtered through me, and I was spammed continually, but no one on the
SignWriting Email List saw this, because I threw the messages out before
they got to you. That was one of the reasons I became so exhausted running
the Email List manually. Everyday, I got rid of unnecessary spam, plus I
also answered each request for additions and deletions personally. Now,
with this new public list, I have no control. Which of course is excellent
in many other ways! I was concerned that you would be angry at me that the
spam messages got through.

So I will ask Paul Cowley to inform us next week about the technical side
to this issue. And once again...I hope you all will post to your heart's

Boy...I have some neat things to tell you about the Texas School for the
Deaf, and the New Mexico School for the Deaf...but that will have to wait
until tomorrow.

Good night everyone :-)

Valerie Sutton :-)

Sutton at the DAC
Deaf Action Committee For SignWriting
Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA
(619)456-0098 voice
(619)456-0010 tty
(619)456-0020 fax

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