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Here some basic guidelines for posting to this list. We are a supportive group of Beings, and this list is founded on mutual respect and consideration. 

1. ETIQUETTE IN REPYING TO POSTS

The same etiquette guidelines which are encouraged in USENET and on most mailing lists are operative here. Most discussion groups generate a lot of traffic; these guidelines are critical for those who are short of time, must pay to download mail, and frankly everyone else as well. When was the last time you heard: "There just isn't enough quoted material!" or "I want more one-liners!" So...

a) Quote only the minimum needed for context when replying to a post. If either the header or signature of the previous poster shows up in your reply, you have definitely over-quoted. If you don't know how to edit posts, or are on the digest and editing is difficult, an option is to type in a couple-line summary of the post you're responding to.

b) If you find a post particularly interesting, please try to resist the impulse to quote it in its entirety just because you enjoyed it. Remember that everyone has read it already.

c) Words of encouragement and support are wonderful; one-liners that say simply "I agree" are best sent by private mail to the poster and not to the list.

d) Please do not post attachments, binary files such as gifs/jpgs and the like to the list. If applicable, you need to turn off the Rich Text Format(RTF) and/or HTML format prior to posting. If you don't, your post never makes it to the list.

e) Please refer to the top of each posting for the address of the author. For personal replies, simply cut and paste the name of the individual into your "mail to" box in your e-mail program, or, sometimes, just click on it to begin a private message.

f) Please exercise some restraint with your sig. The really huge ones can consume a lot of bandwidth. If this describes yours, please turn it off.

g) If your style of writing is sarcastic and offensive, be aware that you will be asked to leave the list if the current members find it disrupting. If you persist in using put-downs and other styles of flaming, you will be removed from the list and your address blocked from future subscriptions. This list is founded on loving and caring energies, and the listowner reserves the right to protect those energies and preserve the safe "family like" atmosphere that has developed here.

2. READ SUBSEQUENT POSTS BEFORE RESPONDING

Often, a poster's question has been answered already by the time you read  the post. Before replying, check to see if that's the case. A good rule of thumb is to read mail and get a sense of what has been posted already before responding. Yours may be a duplicate or moot by the time you post.

3. SUBJECT HEADERS

Often a long thread begins to veer off from the original subject, which no longer describes accurately the content of the post. Please use descriptive subject lines when originating posts, and change them when needed.

4. HEALING REQUESTS

There are a great many healers on this list and we offer distance healing at no charge. When requesting distance healing, the following guidelines apply:

a) You should clearly state for whom you are requesting healings. Some healers also find it useful to know where the recipient is located.
b) You should give as many details about the condition as possible. This will help us to determine what to write in our healing books, and what to recommend with regard to crystals and gemstones and applying their healing properties.  

5. FOR SALE POSTS AND ADVERTISING SUBMITTED FROM INDIVIDUALS OR SMALL BUSINESSES ARE ALLOWED ON THE CRYSTALS LIST. THE FOLLOWING APPLIES:

a) Sales ads that do not have relevance to the topic will not be tolerated and are grounds for permanent expulsion from the list.

b) MultiLevel Marketing (MLM) and/or "get rich quick" schemes type of posts are not permitted. These will get you "tossed off", too.

c) If you, as an individual or small business, have crystal related items to sell, feel free to post them.

d) If you have rocks to swap or are looking for something in particular, feel free to post.

e) Last, but not least, if you MISREPRESENT YOURSELF, when it comes to for sale posts, you won't last long here.

6. NO CROSS-POSTING

Since the Crystals list does not accept posts from non-subscribers, cross-posting can create invalid posts.  Please refrain from including crystals@troutlists.net in a list of recipients.

7. "BOUNCED" MESSAGES

Whenever there is a problem with your email address, the messages from the list are 'bounced' to the list-owner. In times of high email volumes, this can create quite a challenge. Unfortunately, there is nothing to do, sometimes, except unsubscribe a list member who has gone on vacation and has had their mailbox fill up, or has changed their email address and forgotten to unsubscribe the old one. If this happens to you, please know that you are welcome here, and feel free to re-subscribe when the problem is resolved.

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