TLC Brotherhood, Inc. List Servers
Communication Committee Chairman Dan Decker
Webmaster: Mike Souza
Listmaster: Ed Heyliger
The TLCB operates and fully
funds three server lists, as depicted in the table below.
All new members with Internet email addresses are
automatically added to the Official and Mission servers
and their email addresses are reachable from our website
roster page. All members are also invited to use the
Brotherhood list server, and may be removed from it at any
time they wish. Access to the TLCB servers is a privilege
of membership. Participation in discussions on the servers
is voluntary, and subject to rules intended to support the
Four Objectives of the TLC Brotherhood. Server access may
be revoked in response to abuse of guidelines described
Server users who violate
the conventions or tips given page will often hear about
it from other server users, or even a board member or
committee chairman, who do not appreciate the
inconvenience from carelessness that makes server
participation less enjoyable for all.
you complain to someone about their use of the servers,
please send your message directly to them and do not cc
the whole server list, which will only compound the
annoyance to the rest.
AND BROTHERHOOD SERVERS:
advertising. No personal attacks. No current
No attachments larger than 20 Kb.
Sign your name to messages,
so people can tell who they are hearing from. Be
Send personal messages directly to the parties and not to
the entire server.
Be civil—many of these messages are read by wives and
children, guests, and new members who are just trying the
servers to see if they will like our company. Make
sure our messages can be read by all.
"No message may be
posted to the Mission server that is also posted to the
Brotherhood server." Where there is some reason to
post the same message to both servers, two messages should
Since use of the servers is
a privilege of membership, removal from a server is a
serious matter and must be directed by the board. However,
the board has given the Chairman of the Communications
Committee the authority to suspend users for a period to
be determined, on a case by case basis, in situations
where tempers are flaring, where board policy is being
violated or where disruption is happening. We expect
disagreements and debates, but not in the form of personal
attacks and accusations.
TIPS ON USING THE SERVERS
Here are a few things
that will make you a good neighbor on the servers.
The biggest trap is the address
block. When you are replying to a message, look
and see who it is going to, and make sure it’s
appropriate—it’s usually that simple. If you got
a message that shouldn’t have gone to Mission, and you
just hit “reply all,” you are just doubling the
problem. And often you are sending messages to
people you don’t even know, who somebody else had put on
the original message.
The subject line is
much more helpful if it bears some resemblance to the
topic of the message! Note that we tend to
perpetuate really odd subjects by not looking.
And if you are looking for an old message about some
topic, it certainly helps to have pertinent subjects.
It is usually wise to delete
most of the sender’s message before you reply,
rather than just forwarding or returning every little note
that was ever typed on.
On Mission, avoid sending
the whole list simple messages of agreement.
When you say “me too,” usually the only person who
cares is the one you are agreeing with. A general
principal is, send your “right on” messages directly
and only to the sender.