|Neighborhood -- Highland Park neighborhood mailing list|
Choose a subject header for your post that is brief and descriptive. Make sure it begins with the words "Highland Park" so your neighbors can identify it as a message from our list.
Because of the restrictive DMARC policy of Yahoo, AOL, and others, we are no longer able to modify subject headers to include this information.
Political or Commercial Messages
Messages of a political or commercial nature are permitted when they abide by the other guidelines listed here.
Don't assume that everyone in the neighborhood agrees with your position or interest in a particular topic. Just post your invitation to an open house, yard sale, special event in the neighborhood, or other appropriate opportunity, and keep it as brief and neutral as possible.
Please keep the frequency of these types of a message to a minimum.
There is no mechanism by which equal time for political candidates can be guaranteed because list content consists of posts made by individuals.
Do not send commercial or political messages directly to the email addresses of those posting to the list unless those individuals have specifically asked you to.
Do not use the list to sell or transfer firearms or ammunition. This policy is in accordance with the desires of the HPCC, and is similar to policies in effect for Facebook and Craigslist postings.
Attachments are permitted but please limit their size and consider sending text instead of Word documents, etc.
The list server software automatically discards messages that look like spam. The moderators additionally have the task of reviewing messages to prevent otherwise unrecognized spam from being sent to list recipients.
When posting details about yourself, please keep in mind that subscribers have not been screened to ensure that they actually are your neighbors. Be smart about on-line communication and do not reveal your unpublished phone numbers or that you are going to be away from your home for an extended time.
DO NOT redistribute content from the list or make it publicly available without the permission of the original poster(s). It is the expectation of list subscribers that only other subscribers may read the content they send to the list.
Because of the restrictive DMARC policy of Yahoo, AOL, and others, we are no longer able to add a "footer" to the messages reinforcing the requirement to get permission before redistributing.
The moderators are volunteers who live right here in Highland Park. We donate our time and resources to maintain the list as a high-quality resource for the neighborhood. We gladly accept questions and comments about the way we run the list, but please be nice to us because we are volunteers and we use our judgment according to what we think are the best interests of the neighborhood. We make mistakes because we obviously aren't perfect--please don't take it personally!
Moderators do not edit posted content. Opinions expressed in list posts ultimately reflect the views of individuals in the neighborhood.
Moderators operate independently of the neighborhood non-profits.
The amount of traffic on the list is variable, based primarily on the number of messages submitted by subscribers, but also limited by the actions of the moderators. Posts come through the list individually by default and are likely to come in batches based on the schedule of the moderator. To reduce the number of messages received, consider selecting the option to receive list mail batched in a daily digest--but bear in mind that there can be more than one digest in a day based on volume.
To avoid clogging your INBOX, consider using filtering capabilities of your email provider and/or email program to send the Neighborhood messages to a different folder. The list includes special headers to support this type of filtering. Most mail clients have this capability (look for filtering based on the "List-ID" header), although it might be considered an advanced features for most users.
Membership of the list permits the receipt of messages and access to list archives only. There are no other member functions. There is no requirement and no means of enforcement to ensure that list members live in the neighborhood or have a legitimate interest in it.
The membership list will not be revealed to any party except for the purpose of maintaining the function of the list.
To see the collection of prior postings to the list, visit the Neighborhood Archives. (The current archive is only available to the list members.)
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