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Welcome to the BetterInvesting Discussions email list

BetterInvesting Discussions is a meeting place for people who follow the investing principles suggested by BetterInvesting. Subscribers include individual investors, members of investment clubs, and those who would like to start a club.

You may receive many messages from this list. You can make your life easier if you set up a special mailbox or folder for your messages, to keep them separate from your other messages. Most email programs also allow you to set up a "filter" or "rule" that will automatically put messages from this list into that special mailbox folder when you download your mail.

The list is provided by BetterInvesting and maintained by volunteers. If you need special help with the list, please send an email message to discussions-owner@lists.betterinvesting.net.


Please be aware that his list is not the place for official or authoritative answers to any questions about BetterInvesting, BetterInvesting membership questions, or for authoritative answers to any software support questions. For those issues, please contact BetterInvesting directly, or the developer of your software.

IMPORTANT: READ THIS

PLEASE PRINT THIS PAGE for future reference.

You should read and understand all of the material in this message before you post to the discussions@lists.betterinvesting.net email list. By posting to the list, you agree to follow the rules and guidelines explained in this message. In particular, you are responsible for knowing the contents of Section III, List Etiquette, and Section IV, Guidelines, before you post.


CONTENTS:
I. LIST MANAGEMENT, WEB INTERFACE, ARCHIVES, NEWSGROUP, FILE SHARING
II. ABOUT LIST MEMBERSHIP
III. LIST ETIQUETTE
IV. GUIDELINES
V. BetterInvesting CONTACT INFORMATION
VI. COPYRIGHT NOTICE [Last updated: 7/5/2008]


I. LIST MANAGEMENT, WEB INTERFACE, NEWSGROUP, UNSUBSCRIBING:


YOUR PERSONAL AUTOMATED UNSUBSCRIBE ADDRESS:
Every message you receive on this mailing list will have a footer that includes your personal automated unsubscribe address. All you need to do is send a blank email message to that address, or click on the appropriate link.


CONTRIBUTING TO THE LIST:
Email your messages to: discussions@lists.betterinvesting.net


WEB INTERFACE:
You can read and write messages to the list at the list's website, which is linked in the footer of every message you receive from this list.
http://lists.betterinvesting.net/read/?forum=discussions

You may also want to find and bookmark this web interface now so you can get to it easily when you want to use it. The web interface allows you to:

subscribe or unsubscribe
change your subscription email address
add or change your password
read and send messages
search the archives
set the way you receive messages (individually, in a digest, or nomail).

With the digest setting you will receive one email a day that includes all of that day's messages
The nomail setting is useful if you will be using the web interface or newsgroup to read messages. It will also avoid filling up your mailbox if you will not be receiving your email for an extended period of time.


ARCHIVES:
All messages posted to the list are archived, and available for you to retrieve. The simplest way to check the archives for a particular topic is to use the web interface, as noted above.


NEWSGROUP:
If you prefer to read messages through a newsgroup, set up the server address as
lists.betterinvesting.net


FILE SHARING
File attachments are not permitted on the list, but we have set up a drop box for file sharing.

You can upload files to http://dropbox.yousendit.com/Discussions-List

All list subscribers are automatically notified of the new file, and provided with a link to download the file if they are interested.

This service is for the exclusive use by and for Discussions list subscribers.

Files posted must be related to the objectives of this list

Virus warnings, cartoons, "too-funny-to-pass-up", personal files, and other inappropriate files will be removed immediately, and repeat offenders may be banned from the list.


HELP:
If you need help, go to the BetterInvesting email web site at http://lists.betterinvesting.net/ then click HELP below the Shortcuts bar on the left, to see the complete Lyris Help File.

You may send routine questions to discussions-owner@lists.betterinvesting.net


LIST OWNER:
It is our intention to make this list valuable and useful for all subscribers.

Questions about the list, or suggestions for improvements, should not be posted to the list. Instead, write to the List Owner.

If you have any questions or problems with your subscription, please contact the List Owner.
The BetterInvesting List Owners are volunteers who work from their homes, and who share the duties of handling all of the BetterInvesting mailing lists. They are not employed by or speak for BetterInvesting.

You can contact the List Owners at: discussions-owner@lists.betterinvesting.net .


II. ABOUT LIST MEMBERSHIP
Your subscription to this list has been automatically approved. All mail will be sent to the email address from which you subscribed unless you choose other options for receiving message.

The List Owners and the Lyris mailing list software monitor all errors. If your address causes enough errors, your subscription will be held (your mail from this list will stop). A message will be sent to you explaining the problem, and what to do about it. If your subscription is held for several days without being resolved, you will be removed from the list. You may re-subscribe when the problem is resolved.

For official communications and information, you should contact BetterInvesting by phone, Fax, email, or letter using the contact information at the end of this message.


III. LIST ETIQUETTE
A few rules and guidelines have been instituted in order to maintain the friendly, welcoming culture of the list, and to make the list as useful as possible. The rules MUST be obeyed. Violation may be grounds for removing subscribers from the BetterInvesting's Investing Discussion List Mailing List without further warning. The email addresses of violators may be banned from subscribing again at the sole discretion of the List Owners.

Rule 1: COMMUNICATIONS MUST BE CIVIL Personal attacks are not permitted, and WILL result in removal from the list. Argue facts and opinions all you want, but do it politely. Also, if abusive private mail resulting from posts to BetterInvesting's Investing Discussion List is reported to the listowners, it may also result in removal from the list.


Rule 2: BetterInvesting discussion lists are sponsored and maintained by BetterInvesting. They are open to all for discussion of stocks, investment philosophies, investment education and club operations.


Promotion of events that are in direct financial conflict with BetterInvesting events is not permitted. Brief and incidental mention of such events may be acceptable in the context of a discussion of BetterInvesting activities or principles. It is not appropriate to imply that such alternative investment activities are "better than" what BetterInvesting offers. Brief signature block "tag lines", including links, are permissible within the context described above.


The list manager's decision about the appropriateness of messages and tag lines is final.

Rule 3: NO ADVERTISING. Solicitations or advertisements for products or services are not allowed.


Rule 4: RESPECT COPYRIGHTS. Posting copyrighted material from any source without the permission of the copyright holder is not allowed. This includes posting private email without the permission of the author.


IV. GUIDELINES
Here are a few general guidelines for mailing lists. Following them will help everyone get the most benefit from this list.

ADMINISTRATIVE MESSAGES:
Occasional messages may be posted with a Subject line beginning ADMIN:. These are required reading for all subscribers.

Anyone other than a list administrator who posts an ADMIN: message will be removed from the list.


STAY ON TOPIC:
Please keep the purpose of this list in mind, as it was explained in the introduction.


THE SUBJECT LINE SHOULD REFER TO THE TOPIC:
If your reply shifts to a new topic, edit the subject line, if necessary.


EDIT YOUR REPLIES - AVOID EXCESSIVE QUOTING:
Quote only enough to establish context.
The mailing list software may reject your message automatically if you quote too much of a message.


IDENTIFY YOURSELF:
You're among friends, we'd like to know who you are.
Most email programs allow you to create a standard signature, so you don't have to type it for each message.


NO ATTACHMENTS, PLEASE:
The mailing list is configured to reject many messages with attached files
Attached files and "business cards" cause some email software to misbehave, and can be a source of viruses.

Messages with attachments may be rejected by the mailing list software.


TURN OFF HTML CODING:
Formatting your messages (bold face, italic type, colors, etc.) can causes problems with some email software

Messages with HTML coding may be rejected by the mailing list software.

AOL users may have difficulty turning off HTML coding, but we hope that they will try anyway ...


DON'T SEND PERSONAL MESSAGES TO THE LIST:
Check (and if necessary change) the address before you send a message that is not intended to be read by the entire list.


NO CHAIN LETTERS OR VIRUS ALERTS:
They are almost always hoaxes.


NO AUTOMATIC "OUT OF OFFICE" REPLIES:
Don't allow your "vacation" program to send messages to the list
If possible, make sure that any automatic replies are sent to the list's "Reply-To" header.


V. BetterInvesting CONTACT INFORMATION

BETTERINVESTING WEBSITE:
http://www.betterinvesting.org

You will find a wealth of investment information (and your local Chapter's Web Page) on this site. There are FAQ Frequently Asked Questions) files, detailed information about starting an investment club, software information, and many other topics available to help you. Check it out.


BETTERINVESTING SURFACE MAIL ADDRESS:
BetterInvesting P.O. Box 220 Royal Oak, MI. 48068


BETTERINVESTING EMAIL ADDRESS:
service@betterinvesting.org

This is the email address to use if you need to contact BetterInvesting for any official purposes -- to ask a question, membership, to place or to check on an order, etc.


BETTERINVESTING PHONE NUMBERS:
Toll-free phone number: 877-275-6242
Phone: 248-583-6242
FAX: 248-583-4880


VI. COPYRIGHT NOTICE:
Those who post to this list give the list owner the right to archive, and other subscribers the right to copy and forward any message posted here for educational purposes. Messages posted to BetterInvesting's Investing Discussion List should NOT be forwarded to other discussion list, message boards, forums, etc.

In addition, subscribers consent to the use of their messages or excerpts from their messages for educational or informational purposes by BetterInvesting, Regional Chapters, member clubs and others.


This use may include messages or portions of messages in tutorials and other informational material contained in the BetterInvesting webpages. This material may be printed out and distributed for educational purposes by BetterInvesting affiliated groups.

The permission granted by subscribers by posting to this list does not give anyone else the right to associate his or her message directly with any commercial product or service. However, subscribers acknowledge that reasonable fees may be charged to those attending educational events sponsored by BetterInvesting affiliated groups in which material from this list may be presented.

Subscribers should bear in mind that virtually anyone may have access to their messages. If you do not want your message to be publicly available, or if you believe that it has some economic or artistic value that you wish to protect, do not post it to this list!

If you haven't done so already, please open your browser, go to the web interface for this list, and bookmark it now so you will be able to find it when you need it. (See Section I, Web Interface) http://lists.betterinvesting.net/read/?forum=discussions



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