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MESSAGE POSTING ETIQUETTE - KEEPING ECIR USER FRIENDLY
This is a high volume list that can be difficult to follow. To help make this easier for everyone, please follow the guidelines below:
1) Sign your posts with your first name, location, the date you joined. When asking for advice, provide a link to your case history or photos. All this information is important. It provides volunteers with the clues needed to get you quality responses, local support, vendors, vets, hoof care, etc. in a timely fashion.
2) Limit your signature to 3 or 4 lines.
3) Delete all but the part of the message you're replying to before posting. Keep who is saying what clear by leaving the chevrons (>) in front of the text you are answering then type your response in a new paragraph below.
4) When threads take off in new directions indicate the topic change in the subject line. For example: NOW: New Subject (was Old Subject).
5) Don't re-post messages if they don't immediately appear on the group or go unanswered. Allow roughly 48 hours before re-posting with the words "2nd Post" in the subject line and simply provide the original message's number. Be patient, it is not personal or a reflection on you in any way. With so many posts some do get missed.
6) Feel free to take off-topic, horse-related discussions to our sister yahoo groups. ECHorsekeeping provides a place for discussion related to non- metabolic horses. Diagnosis, Diet, Trim and Exercise is the focus to allow members a place to discuss nutrition for non- PPID/IR horses. General horse keeping practices, lameness and other equine health issues that are not related to a PPID/IR horse, alternative therapies and equine related philosophical debates are also acceptable on ECHorsekeeping.
THE ECIR GROUPS:
For a complete list of our sister groups see the ECIR Files Table of Contents:
Solicitation is against list policy. If contacted privately by someone selling a product or service, be suspicious. These mails frequently target new members or those in a crisis. Often the product or service will not hold up to close examination. It could be harmless but also could be unsafe. Any suggested supplement, treatment, hoof care approach, etc, should be posted on the list so that everyone can benefit from list feedback. If you receive an e-mail selling something, either post to the group to ask about it, or forward the mail to
PROTECTING YOUR PRIVACY
Yahoo uses "Web Beacons" similar to cookies to track Yahoo Group users. If you do not wish to be tracked, go here:
About half-way down the page, in the section "Outside the Yahoo! Network", is a little "Click Here" link that will let you "opt-out" of their new method of snooping.
Once you have clicked that link, you are opted out. Notice the "Success" message the top the next page. Do not hit "Cancel Opt-out" button which will *undo* the opt-out.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Owners, Moderators & Primary Response Teams of the Equine Cushings Lists