Listserv Rules

Scot Kamins kamins at dogeared.com
Wed Nov 20 21:54:41 EST 2002


Folks,

I've been asked to post the listServ rules, which I will do from time 
to time for the new users. In the future so that old-timers can skip 
it. I'll use the Subject line:
Repost: Listserv Rules

What can I ask or discuss?

*	You can post any question whose answer would add to your 
knowledge of Modern Library collecting.
*	You can post any information that adds to the knowledge of 
other Modern Library collectors -- heretofore unrecognized first 
issue points, new variations, history, whatever.
*	You can offer books for trade (but see the For Sale restrictions).
*	You can ask or offer information on how to locate any Modern 
Library book or piece of ephemera (but see the perhaps-temporary 
restriction on For Sale/For Auction items mentioned in the next 
section) or discuss the current value of a Modern Library title or 
piece of ephemera.
*	You can discuss any of these items, or anything else ML-ish, 
on any level you want, from rank beginner to extreme expert, 
shallowly or in-depth.
*	New collectors are more than welcome.

What's out-of-bounds?

*	Anything that personally attacks another member of the 
ListServ (in other words, just use common sense and courtesy)
*	Anything that is NOT directly related to collecting the 
Modern Library series
*	Posting an advertisement for your own For Auction (eBay) 
items since that information is easy to obtain by searching Modern 
Library online -- but you can discuss how high an existing item may 
go, or whether the description seems accurate.
*	Posting For Sale ads except:
	    # Pre-1939 jacketed first editions or scarce jacketed 
later editions such as Maltese Falcon
	    # Illustrateds in mylar or boxes
	    # Scarce post-1939 jacketed editions such as Little Women 
or binding scarcities

Also, out of common courtesy,  please be delicate about commenting on 
eBay sales [such as "Who'se the dufis who bid $50 on the jacketless 
Hume"], as the seller and/or purchaser may be on this list.

Comments welcome.

-- 

Scot Kamins
Portland Oregon Real Estate Broker
(with Scott Trahan Realty Brokerage)
"I Listen."
(503) 997-0199
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