Tesla Coil Mailing List Posting Policy
List Moderator's Note:
Some threads have been wandering far astray lately, and as the list membership grows, so does the volume of posts, and the time to wade through looking for useful information. We all need to make our posts as concise and on subject as possible. Especially, all "Thank you's" and "Me too's" should be sent to the original author, and not to the List.
Tesla Coil Mailing List Posting Policy
Posting Guidelines Rev. 12 Apr 97 sc
The goal of this mailing list is to provide information on the subject
of Tesla Coils (TC's). This information includes construction,
operation, measurement, understanding, and uses for the TC. The
Tesla Magnifier, or three coil system, is included as well.
Articles dealing directly with aspects of construction, operation,
measurement, and uses for the TC are also valid and will be posted.
An example is a discussion of the best place to buy copper tubing for
Articles dealing with "fringe" topics will not be posted unless they
are a direct result or observation of a reproducible experiment
conducted by the author of the article. The article must contain
actual data or observations to substantiate the findings of the
experiment. Discussion of the observations, measurements, and
underlying theories are acceptable provided that there is some sort of
evidence to support the point being made. For example, "I think you
are experiencing the merkaba effect" is not valid because it gives no
reason why and no definition of what a merkaba effect is. On the
other hand, "I believe that you are getting charged with static
electricity, because your hair is standing on end in the photo" is
valid because it cites visual evidence.
"Fringe" topics include, but are not limited to, scalar phenomena,
zero point energy, anti-gravity, free energy, subspace, conspiracy
While not encouraged, non-coil postings on Nikola Tesla himself are
acceptable provided that they, too, deal with facts rather than
speculation. Acceptable postings are patent information, photograpic
evidence of something, etc.
Unacceptable postings are speculation about his extra-terrestrial
origins, his involvement in strange unexplained phenomena such as the
Tunguska explosion, etc.
In order to assist subscribers with the construction of TC's, sources
of materials and information are welcome postings. Subscribers with
items to sell may advertise their availability. However, please
remember that this list does not exist to sell products or services
and advertisements may be restricted.
The moderator reserves the right to occasionally bend these guidelines
in the interest of the tesla list subscriber community.
Posting Guidelines for the Tesla Coil Mailing List.
-Keep messsages on topic (of course). This excludes, unfortunately,mention of your other fascinating hobbies, unless relevant to the subject at hand.
-When replying to a specific message ALWAYS quote, but only quote the
relevant parts. Messages that contain 3 pages of quotes from the last ten
messages on the subject are unnecessary.
-Thank You's should be mailed to the person you are thanking. No need
for public thanks unless you have something to add that can benefit the whole
-One liners such as "Thanks", "send me one too", or "Great message, I
agree completely" do not benefit the group as a whole, (Especially after three pages of quoting), and will be summarily rejected. If it must be said, send it to the
author, not the list.
-Replies to ads for items for sale go directly to the author. Not to be
confused with questions about products whose answers may enlighten the group.
-Following along with the last three, always ask yourself if your
message will benefit anybody else in the group. If not send it directly to the
-All types of tesla coils are welcome topics of discussion. 1/4 wave,
magnifiers, bi-polar, tube, etc.)
-Pictures need to have a good description written for each. Date of
picture, sytem parameters, who built it, an e-mail address if possible. This needs to be a nice informative description that can be saved to file with minimal editing
that can accompany pictures to an FTP site or wherever they end up.
-When uuencoding files, please put the file name in the 8.3 format
(DOS). Not everyone is blessed with Linux, UNIX, or a Mac.
-Whenever an image file is included in a posting, it should be sent to
tesla-img-at-pupman-dot-com, not to tesla-at-pupman-dot-com .
Policy is the set of rules I try to use when approving a posting.
Guidelines are additional "rules" of etiquette that make everyone's life
Keep in mind that even if everyone has a flat rate for net access, they
don't have a flat rate for personal time.
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