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ToffeeNet Mailing List

The long-surviving email discussion list for Evertonians

ToffeeNet, run in conjunction with ToffeeWeb.com, is the mailing list for discerning Evertonians. If you've been part of the Everton online community with which the name ToffeeNet is synonymous for some time, you'll know that the list has quite a history, but you should also be aware that the subscription instructions have changed. To skip the crap and join the list straight away, e-mail toffeenet@yahoogroups.com
- Subscription instructions

This page has everything you need to know about joining, leaving and living on the ToffeeNet list. If you are or want to be a ToffeeNet subscriber, please remember this address: toffeeweb.com/toffeenet which will bring you to this page.

Introduction
List Guidelines
HOW TO SUBSCRIBE/UNSUBSCRIBE
DIGEST, NO MAIL & READING ONLINE OPTIONS
Frequently Asked Questions
ToffeeNet Nostalgia


The ToffeeNet Discussion List

The word discussion more or less sums up the intent behind the establishment of ToffeeNet in that the list is meant to be the antithesis of the more irreverent and boisterous Evertonia (the mailing list, not the old website!) or the depths to which the first incarnation of ToffeeNet sank before its demise in mid-1998.  Some of the unique characters and pranks that defined the earlier incarnation of the mailing list were recently captured in this posting from the highly esteemed Professor Paul Preston, OBE our most revered and respected contributor.

ToffeeNet is intended more as a forum for news, information, discussion and debate as opposed to general chat and banter.  If the latter is your bag, then Evertonia is for you.

In order to preserve a good on-list atmosphere, this list is moderated along a set of friendly guidelines that you are requested to follow as much as possible.  Common sense and a healthy respect for your fellow Blues and the character of the list will render these restrictions pretty meaningless but please read the following all the same:


ToffeeNet list guidelines:

ToffeeNet is a busy list. For many of the 300-odd subscribers it's their chief source of information about the club so we try and keep things as orderly as possible. Basically, we ask you to limit the number of posts you make to the list to as few as possible per day. There is an art to condensing all your replies to one post per day and people will love you for it! Remember that the majority of subscribers have to pay dial-up charges so the more messages that are posted, the more they have to download or sift through.

Personal slanging matches (a.k.a. flame wars), racist or prejudicial behaviour have no place on ToffeeNet and the latter two are strictly forbidden. Contravention of these guidelines may result in you being warned about your conduct or thrown off the list for the good of the other subscribers.

The posting of news flashes, media reports and rumours are all welcome on ToffeeNet and actively encouraged.  Score-flashes during games are unnecessary as most people will be on IRC or the Forum.

In the case of news stories and match reports, PLEASE quote your source wherever possible.  The source will often have a bearing on how truthful or reliable the story might be!

In the case of rumours, the source would be nice to know but cannot always be given freely.  This right to confidence is acknowledged but may not be very well respected!


ToffeeNet Content:

Anything posted to ToffeeNet (except press news, stories and reports etc) technically belongs to the person who posted it.  Please ask the author for permission before posting their content to another list, discussion forum or web site.  An exception is made for the ToffeeWeb site because we operate the list, and will make use of information or reports for the benefit of our website readers.  Obviously we do this with discretion, and will respond to any reasonable request to remove contentious material from the website that was obtained via Toffeenet.

Region-specific posts concerning possible meet-ups and get-togethers should be prefaced at the top of the message with something like the following, for example:

Subject:  NTAS Australia Branch


Posting binary attachments

Images and/or executable files or anything non-text sent to the list is now automatically stripped out by the server. This was an unfortunately necessary step to prevent the spread of viruses. To share binary files, use either the ToffeeNet Files or Photos sections provided by YahooGroups (you will need to be a registered YahooGroups user to gain access to this section) or host them on a personal website and post the link to the list.


Subscriber moderation:

The list has so far been an intelligent and friendly forum that has required very little moderation thus far and has surpassed all expectations in this respect.

Contravention of the guidelines may result in a "3 strikes-and-you're-out penalty system" if it is thought to be absolutely necessary.


How to subscribe/unsubscribe:

Post message: toffeenet@yahoogroups.com

Subscribe: toffeenet-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Unsubscribe: toffeenet-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

List owner: toffeenet-owner@yahoogroups.com

Reading on the Web:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/toffeenet/


How to post to the list:

The address to post to the list is toffeenet@yahoogroups.com


If you are having problems:

If this page does not provide the answers, please contact the listowner by visiting the ToffeeWeb Feedback page and selecting Webmaster from the list of contacts if you are having problems subscribing, unsubscribing, receiving messages etc.


Frequently Asked Questions:

What is ToffeeNet?
How do I subscribe and unsubscribe and post messages?
What is the digest and how do I get it?
Can I turn messages off but stay subscribed?
Can I manage my subscription and read ToffeeNet mail via the web?
How busy is ToffeeNet?
How many people are on the list?
What are Bluenose and Evertonia?
Can I post attachments to ToffeeNet?
How many messages per day can I expect?


What is ToffeeNet?
ToffeeNet is an Internet e-mailing list for supporters of Everton. The name comes, obviously, from the club's nickname and the list originally started in October 1993 when it was run by a chap called Chris Rouch. When he was no longer able to keep running it, Bjornar Steinbakken offered to host it in Norway until 1998 when he too reached a point where he could no longer run the list. After a three-year absence, ToffeeNet was resurrected in 2001 by Lyndon Lloyd, replacing Bluenose as the name of the principal Everton list.

How do I subscribe, unsubscribe and post messages?
Click here

What is digest mode and how do I get it?
The digest option allows you to receive all the day's ToffeeNet posts in one digest e-mail. This option is useful if you either don't want or can't have too many e-mails per day.
You can't set the digest option here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/toffeenet/

How many people are on the list?
As of May 1st, 2001, there were 314 people subscribed to ToffeeNet. In October 2003, there were 259. Both figures include duplicate subscriptions (i.e. people subscribed through more than one e-mail account).

What are Bluenose and Evertonia?
Bluenose is what ToffeeNet used to be called, and Evertonia is a separate, more irreverant and unruly list run by Lol Scragg. Both Bluenose and Evertonia were started up towards the end of the life of the previous incarnation of ToffeeNet in 1998. To further complicate matters, there was also a website called Evertonia (entirely separate from the mailing list) which merged with ToffeeWeb.org to form ToffeeWeb.com in 2001.

Can I post attachments to ToffeeNet?
No, not anymore. Attachments were banned in the summer of 2003 as a virus-prevention measure.

How many messages per week can I espect?
About half a dozen, well down from the heyday when you could expect 40-50 per day!


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