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X-Newbies: a list for New Users of Mac OS X
Note: This page is part of a historical archive for email discussion lists that were hosted on this site from 1996 to 2014. The email lists are no longer operating but the archives are available for future reference.
List begun May 6, 2001.
What is the purpose of X-Newbies?
A list for help with installation, setup, basic finder use, troubleshooting for novice users of Mac OS X.
Is there an accessible archive of messages sent to the list?
Sure, visit <http://listserver.themacintoshguy.com/pipermail/X-Newbies/> or search the archives:
Who sponsors this list?
The Macintosh Guy <http://www.themacintoshguy.com> operates the email list.
How does this email list work?
Anyone who has access to the Internet and a valid email address may subscribe to the email list. Subscribers will receive a copy of every message sent to the posting address for the list. If you wish to respond, post, or otherwise have your words sent to everyone on the list, send email, either by replying the message to which you are responding or sending a new email to the list address.
The list management program is set up so selecting "Reply" in your emailer will send a message to the entire list. If you wish to respond individually to the sender of the message, be sure to address your message accordingly. There should be no need to copy messages to both the author and the list.
What is Netiquette?
There are informal rules of the internet which are termed "Netiquette." to help people use proper etiquette within this form of communication. Some examples of poor Netiquette. are not to signing messages, unsubscribing by sending mail to the posting address instead of the administrative address, or TYPING IN ALL CAPS, (which is considered yelling). This is a dynamic environment and Netiquette. is changing rapidly.
Some informal rules for this list
What tone is expected in the discussion and who will facilitate this?
I hope this will become a kind and helpful community. Since Mac users range from beginners to gurus, please be tolerant of "dumb" questions.
Do you have any policies about selling products or services on the list?
I've learned that most experts on any list gain their expertise professionally. For those who make a living selling equipment or services, we have the following guidelines.
This FAQ adapted from Dan Knight's email lists.