List Description and Rules

Dan Margulis <76270.1033@...>

Applied Color Theory list--General Description and Rules

The objective of this list is to exchange information that may benefit
those who have taken or are considering taking my Applied Color Theory
courses, or who are interested in techniques covered in my books, plus
related topics. This roughly comprises color correction and other methods
that aim at creating satisfactory images, normally for print purposes,
occasionally elsewhere.

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circumstances, of which the following are examples.

1. If in my judgment, a thread is going on too long, I will post publicly
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criteria in doing this may include: limited interest of the thread to the
vast majority of the group; repetition of the same points over and over;
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recent thread.

2. If in my judgment, a list member is being unduly unpleasant or personal
in posted comments, I will send that person a complaint in private. If the
posting is so grossly offensive that I feel the whole list would thank us
for bouncing the member immediately, I will recommend that the
administrator do that, and will post this publicly.

3. We reserve the right to limit the sheer volume of posting allowed by any
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is welcome, lengthy threads on color management esoterica belong on the
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notice is given that anything that looks like it might develop into such a
platform war will be suppressed immediately and without mercy.

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difficult to draw a fine line between a comment and a product plug. Members
are requested to use restraint and to ask themselves whether what they are
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interested in. That said, brief plugs are permitted. Similarly, new product
announcements are permitted, but the preferred form is to announce briefly
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Dan Margulis
Last revised: 3/25/01