Subscription Information and Help

Subscribing:

Go here and follow the instructions in the SUBSCRIBE section.

Suggestions:

Once I've approved your subscription, which usually takes between 8 and 36 hours, you'll receive a welcome message. If you don't, check your spam folder.

The welcome message will have a password. You'll need it to tweak your subscription (set/unset digest mode, suspend/resume mail, other fun stuff). You probably won't save it. No worries; you can get a password reminder at your Configuration Page.


Unsubscribing:


Posting:

To post a message to the list, email it to:

How quickly you see it mailed back depends on how loaded the server is. Sometimes it's seconds, sometimes it's hours. If you're in a hurry to reach someone in particular, try the phone.


Stopping list mail temporarily:

You'll want to do this when you go on vacation, especially if you set an automatic responder. That way you won't return to find your mailbox clogged with list messages, and the rest of us won't have to watch your responder replying to itself.

Browse to your Configuration Page.

If you've lost your password, enter the email address you use for the list and leave the password blank. Scroll to the bottom of the page, and click . You'll get your password by email in a few minutes. Copy and paste it into the form and click .

On the next page, scroll down to the grey area and find Mail Delivery (first item). Click the radio button for Disabled. Scroll all the way to the bottom and click .


Restarting list mail:

Follow the above instructions, but click the Enabled radio button instead of the Disabled radio button.


Setting Digest Mode:

If you ask for digests instead of single messages, the listserver will treasure up messages for a while, and then send them to you bunched in a single message.

Browse to your Configuration Page.

If you've lost your password (most people do), enter the email address you use for the list and leave the password blank. Scroll to the bottom of the page, and click . You'll get your password by email in a few minutes. Copy and paste it into the form and click .

On the next page, scroll down to the grey area and find Set Digest Mode (second item). Click the radio button for Enabled or Disabled. Scroll all the way to the bottom and click .

Warning #1: Digests can be large! If your email system tacks the message you're replying to onto the end of your new one (most do), by replying to a digest you can accidentally create a huge message. It may be so bloated that the listserver will refuse to distribute it. To prevent this, please delete everything that you're not replying to before you send your post.

Warning #2: Digests have unhelpful subjects. When you reply, please change it to something relevant.

This may be a good place to suggest that you read about netiquette.


Settings:

You can adjust your subscription at your Configuration Page.

If you've lost your password, enter the email address you use for the list and leave the password blank. Scroll to the bottom of the page, and click . You'll get your password by email in a few minutes. Copy and paste it into the form and click .

After changing any of the settings below, scroll to the very bottom of the page and click , or nothing you've done will take effect.


List conventions:

  1. Post in plain text. No html, please.

  2. No binary attachments. Post photos and such on a website that doesn't require a login and send the list a link.

  3. No spam. Personal ads for used and owned-never-installed EV items are fine, just don't overdo it.

  4. Don't post anything you don't have legal rights to.

  5. Stay on topic. Specifically:

  6. Don't post racist, xenophobic, homophobic, or sexist comments.

  7. Don't promote crime, hatred, or violence.

  8. Thou shalt not be too annoying. Thou shalt not be too easily annoyed.

  9. Don't be a troll. You may find yourself chained under the nearest bridge.


Moderation: I like a free exchange of ideas, so this list is usually unmoderated. However, I also like civility. Flame wars drive off reasonable users.

I don't moderate people or threads because I disagree with them. However, when someone routinely ignores the list conventions, or when things get a little overheated, a light tap of the moderation truncheon is sometimes appropriate.

Moderation isn't censorship. That's something that desperate governments do. I'm not a government, and I hope I'm not too desperate. But you can call it whatever you want. It won't change anything.

Not convinced? Fine. It's a big internet out there. There's lots of room for more EV discussion lists and forums. If you don't like the EVDL's policies, try somewhere else, or start your own.


Solving Common Problems:

What to do when something goes wrong.


Getting support: To request help or report problems with the EVDL, please contact me at

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