About the list...
There is a mailinglist to discuss CURVE and related bands.
The list is mainly about CURVE, but since there is a big void in
mailinglist land it happens that discussion turns to bands people have
noticed or compare to CURVE.
In general you could say it's about CURVE in every detail and
about other bands when people express their opinions. One safe way to
go about sending absolutely unrelated posts, which you'd still like to
send to this list is by including "NON-CURVE:" in the subject, or
something to that effect.
- This list is available in three formats for your
convenience. The main list is a non-moderated list and is only
maintained on a fix-when-broken basis. The state of the list
varies wildly, but in general it's not mailbox hog.
This used to be a quiet list but you have to consider it a
medium-traffic list nowadays. 5 messages per day on average with
peaks as high as 20.
- In case you don't want to get all the small messages, you could
try the digest version. You will receive digests which consist
of several emails sent to the list. It's sent out whenever there
is a set amount of new posts. A disadvantage is that it's
uncomfortable to join in discussions because you get the posts
later and as one big email.
As rules imply they're enforced, this list doesn't really have any
rules - just guidelines.
I am making one exception to this, which interferes with my task to
take care of the machine the list is run from: large attachments.
There are several good reasons for not sending huge attachments
through email. Attachments which are in fact relevant and are really
border cases will be considered, but this matter is not open for
discussion since there's no right or wrong. In these cases I regard
it as my responsibility to run this list in a sensible manner.
This is not an attempt to recreate netiquette. It's just a list of
things you might consider.
- Lurk and learn about what the list as a whole discusses and
regards good practice.
- Be gentle. Although overly reiterated it is very true that you
can never really know what someone really means or
thinks, because you don't know what kind of person it is. This
doesn't have to mean that you should come across as someone without
character; just consider what someone says in the most
positive way. On the other hand, if someone fails to understand
what you mean, clarify yourself before flaming someone to death
for being so clueless.
- If you send something to the list, be sure to quote only parts
of the message that you need. If you don't need it, have the
courtesy to cut it before sending.
- Something sent to the list is really representative of you - in
the narrow context of the list - so consider if you feel it's a
- Last but not least: you can always only reply to the
sender. In cases where you probably did best by not sending to
the list, this will be more effective anyway.
How to subscribe
From the welcome message:
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If you have problems with the list send mail to
and I will try to help you out.
Although an archive is often a nice thing to have, I've however decided
against keeping one available: few requests for one over time,
all kinds of annoying consequences of having one. Lurk and learn.