Netiquette and Abuse of Membership Privileges
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0510 Tuesday, 30 May 2006
From: Hardy M. Cook <
Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Subject: Netiquette and Abuse of Membership Privileges
At times in my role as moderator/editor of this list, I send PRIVATE
communications to members to explain, for example, the reasons for my
rejecting a submission.
Proper netiquette has it that one should seek the permission of the
sender of a private correspondence before forwarding that message to
It has come to my attention that some of my private correspondences are
being forwarded to others without my permission. I find this activity
not only irritating but an abuse of one's membership privileges. If you
receive from another member such a private correspondence of mine,
please let me know by copying that message to me with the polite request
to the forwarder to cease bothering you.
With this formal warning, if I learn of such behavior in the future, I
will remove the offending party from the membership and block all
messages from that person to me.
I was disappointed when threats of legal actions against me forced me to
include a disclaimer on all digests from SHAKSPER; now it appears that I
will also have to include a message on all of my e-mails in my function
This message is a PRIVATE correspondence from Hardy M. Cook, the
Editor/Moderator of SHAKSPER, and is intended SOLELY for the recipient
and NOT be to shared with anyone else without permission.
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