Message Posting Etiquette - Keeping ECIR User Friendly
Thursday, 15 September 2016
This is a high volume list that can be difficult to follow. Help make it easier for everyone by following the Message Posting Guidelines below:
1) READ the Start Here Documents. Unless you are in an emergency situation, before posting in the messages, please read the documents you were sent upon joining. They are designed to speed you through the set up process so we can help you help your equine in the most efficient way possible.
2) Check the Wiki for "How To" Pages (and more). The ECIR has lots of information and finding your way around can be tricky. The Wiki is the place to start.
3) Sign your posts. This is a very large group. Whenever posting a message, identify yourself and your equine by using your full ECIR Signature with your first name, location, the date you joined and the link to your Case History folder and Photo Album. The volunteers need all this information to provide quality responses and perhaps suggestions for local support, vendors, vets, hoof care, etc. Go here for directions on how to make and save your ECIR Signature
4) Be clear in your posts. If you need to quote a line from a message: BEFORE you hit the Reply button highlight the text you want quoted, then hit Reply. The highlighted portion will appear as quote in your message.
5) Try not to hijack threads. Start a New Message to discuss issues not covered by the subject line.
6) Don't immediately re-post. Give “missing” posts a few hours before reposting. For unanswered messages, be patient, a lack of response is not personal or a reflection on you in any way. With so many posts some do get missed. Unless in an emergency situation, wait roughly 48 hours before re-posting and edit the subject line with "2nd Post".
7) Off-topic but horse-related discussions: ECHorsekeeping provides a place to discuss issues involving non-PPID/IR horses, general horse keeping practices, other equine health issues, alternative therapies and other equine related philosophical debates.
Thank you for your cooperation.
- Owners, Moderators & Primary Response Team of the Equine Cushings List