Take any off topic discussion off the main list (i.e reply directly
to the poster, and relevant parties). Anything that isn't related to DSMs
(repair, race events, get togethers, etc.) is off topic.
If the thread of conversation changes, please change the subject
line appropriately. Never post messages with no subject. If for
some reason you must post something off topic, put (OT) before the
When replying to a message, always delete old copies of messages
in the thread (people read this list as a digest!), and always delete
any ads and signatures from the messages. If you are replying to a
specific line in the previous message, it is okay to quote specific portions,
just not the whole thing, nor several complete previous messages. (Use
Use correct spelling, punctuation, capitalization and grammar. Don't
use excessive expletives.
Use the members list to find people's email
addresses, instead of sending a message to the list saying "Michael
Knight, please call/email me".
No spam (unsolicited advertising). If you abuse this, you will be removed.
Just remember, a hundred people may be reading your email, don't write
anything you wouldn't want to read if you were in their shoes, or don't make
yourself look stupid.
Alternatively, many of the members use instant messengers or irc regularly,
please look at the
members database for information on how to contact people this way.