PROTOCOL and Guidelines
This will be a "rule book" for
using C5/C6Net. I will
try to translate the computer garbage instructions that LISTSERV puts
out into simple, useful guides for us to use. Please let me know
when something is not clear.
Your Web and List master: Frank [
MAIL - POSTING
Send messages to the C5/C6Net
list server by addressing them to:
You will simply enter this address as you
would any other email address. (Also add it to your personal address
book for future use.)
TOPICS: The C5/C6Net is now divided
into seven topics.
The Topics are:
– Where you would post technical information or ask technical
questions of the list members. Things like enhancements, problems,
fixes, and etc. would fall under this topic.
– This area is where you would post general discussion concerning
dealer issues, problems or praise with GM, your C5, insurance, The C5
Registry, things you consider an “issue” worthy of discussion.
– The titles is self-evident. This area is for one of our favorite
things. Corvette Racing! Outcomes and upcoming races, modifications for
racing. You get the idea.
– An area for non-Corvette stuff. Jokes, in-laws, general discussion
not concerning Corvette or Corvette topics.
- Post your event listings to this topic.
- Tell us about your driving experiences.
- Topics related to the new Z06 Corvette
you post to the Net, use these “TOPICS” messages without a defined
topic will fall into the “FLUFF” category. So, if a member is
subscribed to see only TECH posts, and you forget to label your message
TECH, that member won’t see your message, and he or she may have been
the member who could help you!
When You Post, the TOPIC is included in
the Subject line of your e-Mail program followed by a colon :
If you want to distribute it to
more than one topic area separate the TOPICS with a comma no spaces, and
end with a colon as: Subject:TECH,ISSUES:
SETTING YOUR ACCOUNT for TOPICS:
There are a couple of different ways to set your account to receive
only the mail concerning the topics you are interested in, this is
called "Subscribing to Topics".
1- You can send a command to the List Server at: LISTSERV@LISTSRV.VETTELIST.COM
Put nothing in the "Subject Line" and in the body of the
SET C5Net TOPICS ISSUES TECH
(Substitute ISSUES TECH for the Topics you desire example, it could be:
SET C5/C6Net TOPICS EVENTS TECH FLUFF
2- You can use the new account management page to set the TOPICS and
other options. This is a Web Page setup to manage your personal C5/C6Net
account. The URL is: http://listsrv.vettelist.com/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=C5/C6Net
Your USERID will be your e-mail address as you submitted it to the
Server. If you haven't already done so, enter a password that you will
remember. This will not only be your account management password but
also for your access to the archives.
MAIL - WHO TO?
General - Please send almost everything to
instead of to my individual email address. If you send it to me
individually, I either have to respond to you and them edit your item
into something for everyone to get or I have to forward it to everyone
and it is confusing. You should raise your use questions via
just like you will make professional comments so that everyone can
benefit from the item. I will respond via
and everyone can benefit from the answers.
MAIL - RESPONSES
Responses to comments - Reply to them if you want the whole list to see
your response. A reply also restates the original item so
that we know what your reply comment relates to. When replying,
please make sure that your email system does NOT include the list email
address CNET@LISTSRV.VETTELIST.COM in the body of the reply message. This causes the LISTSERV
to automatically send me a "possible error" message. So,
just delete that portion of the reply message if your email program
includes that as part of a reply. Occasionally, you may want to
reply only to the person who made the comment. In this case, you
need to enter his or her email address in your address book so you will
have it for future use.
MAIL - CONFIRMATIONS
Some email systems are set to immediately send back a confirming message
that your message was "opened" by the recipient. Some members
on C5/C6Nethave this feature. It causes you or I to receive the
confirmation ever time they receive and open a message that comes over
C5/C6Net . I am working to eliminate these confirmations.
Remember that information has a way of getting disseminated.
is just as secure and private as anything. Only members of The C5/C6
Registry may access it and then only after I have
personally approved their subscription. Messages only go to
members subscribed on the list.
However, in this information age, people
tend to quickly forward email messages to others. So, a message
that you intend only for C5/C6 Registry
could end up in the hands of others due to an action of a C5/C6
Registry member subscribed to
We have always been cautious about saying certain things in print.
Follow the same rule on C5/C6Net.
Email tends to be more informal - so be careful about a catty comment
that could get forwarded and misconstrued.
Some users have entered incorrect data in their email programs.
Check yours for accuracy. If your program on your computer has an
error, C5/C6Net will not
recognize the address and will not accept the message from you. You will
not know that it was not accepted, except that it will not come back to
you as a member of the list.
Everyone should remember that you will
always receive a copy of an message you post as a member of the
list. In other words, you get a copy of your own postings just as
everyone else does. If you do not receive your own posting back,
that tells you that there is an error. The error is either that
you are not subscribed properly or that particular posting did not make
it through the system. We need to know when this happens so
we can run down the problem.
As a matter of courtesy,
please adhere to the following:
is not a "moderated" list. The members and subscribers are
responsible for it's content.
Use of profanity,
spaming, personal attacks or defamation will result in your removal
from the list. There will be a
days suspension for their first offense and a year for their second
offense. Permanent Removal for a third.
Please do not post
images or attachments to the list. These can destroy the online
is an open forum, and rules are acceptable social
behavior. Foul Language and Personal Attacks, will not be tolerated,
and will result in immediate removal from the list.
Do NOT post anything
that has a COPYRIGHT or is illegal.
Please do not send subscription changes, such as email address changes,
to LISTSERV. Please email me personally,
My Name to Send Mail) I
will make the changes needed. LISTSERV was only to be used
initially for subscribing.