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The ACR reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not
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Discussion Groups etiquette
- Include a signature tag on all messages. Include your name, affiliation,
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- State concisely and clearly the specific topic of the comments in
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to your posting and makes it easier for members to search the archives
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Simply notify the email@example.com staff of the change.
- Warn other list subscribers of lengthy messages either in the subject
line or at the beginning of the message body with a line that says "Long