Welcome to The Biblia Files! Some guidelines for this
experimental book discussion list are as follows. They may still change as the list grows and changes,
but we had to start somewhere!
- Join the list if you like
to read, you like to discuss what youve read, and listen to what other people have
to say about books and literature.
- Do not forward anything
from this list without permission from the author. All discussion on this list should be
treated as confidential.
- Somebody already on the
list should vouch for you when you subscribe. See 'Subscription Information' to the right for more
- There are no constraints
on what books can be discussed: fiction, nonfiction, science fiction, westerns, cookbooks,
whatever. If you like a book, and want to talk about, start a discussion or post a review!
Dont be afraid to be controversial.
- It may be the case that several books are being discussed at any given time. To facilitate the discussion (and to
allow those not interested in a book to quickly discard messages about it), try to
indicate in the subject line which book is being discussed.
posts are allowed, since good discussions of literature will invariably lead into
unexpected areas. The list isnt moderated, so use your discretion.
- No flaming. This list
should be an inclusive place for active and vibrant discussions of books and literature.
Gratuitous insults, flames, and other Usenet-like nonsense are not acceptable.
- The list owner isnt
getting paid for this, so if youve subscribed and havent heard anything, wait
a few more days before inundating her with reminders. The hope is that all subscription
requests will be handled within 24-48 hours, barring vacations and technical difficulties.
- Binary files, pictures,
gifs, jpegs, etc. are not allowed on the list. Theyre too big. Chain letters and spams
are expressly forbidden.
- If you engage in baiting,
trolling, flaming, spamming, or other obnoxious behavior youll be warned, and if
subsequent behavior does not improve, youll be booted. This is entirely at the list
- Be aware that the reply-to
for this list is set to the entire list.
- When posting, be careful
of the format (watch out for inappropriate wordwrapping) and make sure its clear
what/who youre quoting/responding to, and what your own remarks are.
- Finally, do not
participate in this list unless youre tolerant of diversity in opinion, thought,
lifestyle, background, and, of course, genre and bookstore preference!
These guidelines are subject to change.
The BibliaFiles FAQ
Biblia's Sacred Commandments
Would you like to join our merry band of readers?
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when you subscribe to verify that they’ll vouch for you.
To subscribe, send a blank message to email@example.com.
To unsubscribe, send a blank message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, be sure to introduce yourself when you subscribe. The list owner
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