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Scrapping 9-11 Copyright 2002-03 All Rights Reserved
last updated:  Tuesday, August 30, 2005

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                                         GROUP PURPOSE

Welcome to Scrapping 9-11 on Yahoo Groups!  Please Read over this
email and keep it handy, as it will answer many questions that you may
have.  It will have been sent to you when you subscribed and will be sent
automatically, once a month,  as a reminder.
Please feel free to join in on the conversations and share completed
layouts, pictures, articles, poems, tributes, testimonies, scriptures or
anything else that would help us to create touching layouts about 9-11.

There is a very strict flaming policy on this list, Flames of any kind,
directed at any person on or off list will not be permitted and will result in
immediate action by the list moderators. This is a family friendly list, so
please keep the younger members of our list in mind before posting any
message. No swearing please. SPAMing is also forbidden.

Advertisements relating to scrapbooking are permitted, but please keep
them to a minimum. Excessive advertisers will be warned privately through
email first before further action is taken.

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                                            GROUP ADDRESSES

Send a message:   scrppn911@yahoogroups.com
Subscribe to group:   scrppn911-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
Normal Delivery:   scrppn911-normal@yahoogroups.com
Digest Delivery:   scrppn911-digest@yahoogroups.com
No Delivery:   scrppn911-nomail@yahoogroups.com
Basic Help:   scrppn911-help@yahoogroups.com
Unsubscribe from group:   scrppn911-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com
Email the List owner:   scrppn911-owner@yahoogroups.com
Group Home Page:   http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scrppn911/

Sections in the Group that require Yahoo ID & Password
Scrppn911 Archives:   http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scrppn911/messages
Scrppn911 Files:   http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scrppn911/files/
Scrppn911 Photos:   http://photos.groups.yahoo.com/group/scrppn911/lst
Scrppn911 Links:   http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scrppn911/links
Modify subscription:   http://groups.yahoo.com/mygroups

NOTE: sending an email to scrppn911-owner@yahoogroups.com will send
emails to all list moderators.  If you wish to send a message to a specific list
moderator, the addresses are below:
List Owner Julie D julie@royalball.com

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                                         HOW TO SUBSCRIBE

Joining Yahoo! Groups is easy! To get started you will need to register for
a Yahoo! ID and link it to any email addresses you wish to use for Yahoo!


  1. Click on the Registration link on any Yahoo! Groups page.
  2. Complete the registration form and click on Submit This Form.
    Note: The Yahoo! ID you choose must be unique. It does not need to
    match your email address.
  3. You should receive an email confirming your registration. Make sure
    to record your Yahoo! ID and password. You will need these to sign
    into Yahoo! Groups.

To join, or subscribe to, a group via the Yahoo! Groups web site:

  1. Locate the group by by clicking on this link or copy and paste it into.
    your browser window - http://www.yahoogroups/group/scrppn911
  2. Click on Join this Group!. In addition to joining, you will be able to set
    your membership options.
  3. If you haven't registered or signed in, you will be prompted to do so.

To join/subscribe to a group via email:

  1. Open your email program
  2. Choose Compose or New Mail Message
  3. Type in the "TO" Field, copy & paste, or click on the link below
     :scrppn911-subscribe@yahoogroups.com  (leave the Subject and
    Body, of the emai,l blank)
  4. You will receive a subscription confirmation message. Just reply to this
    message and your subscription will be complete.

This group is restricted, meaning that the moderator approves all requests to
 join.  Joining a restricted group sends a message to the moderator, who will
notify you if your request has been accepted. Once approved, you will be able
to post messages to the group.


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                                      HOW TO UNSUBSCRIBE

1.  Open your email program
2.  Choose Compose or New Mail Message
3.  Type in the "TO" Field, copy & paste, or click on the link below
     scrppn911-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com  (leave the Subject and
     Body, of the email, Blank.
4.  Make sure you send the email from the email address you are
     signed up with.
     - OR -

1.  Go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scrppn911/join
2.  Sign in with Yahoo ID and Password
3.  Scroll down and Click on the "Leave Group" button

     - OR -

1.  Go to http://groups.yahoo.com/mygroups
2.  Sign in with Yahoo ID and Password
3.  Click on the Edit My Groups link at the top of the page.
4.  Look for the group you wish to unsubscribe from, and  check
      the corresponding box on the right side of the page.
5.  Click Save Changes at the bottom or top of the page

If you have tried the three methods above and are still unable to unsubscribe
from the group, send an email explaining the situation to the list moderators
(see group addresses) and one of us will take care of it for you.


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                                 SENDING SPAM AND JUNK MAIL

As stated in the Groups Guidelines, posts/messages are to be on Topic: 
posting of (9/11 images, articles, poetry), requesting of (9/11 images,
articles, poetry),  discussion of (9/11 images, articles, poetry), On occasion,
some posting semi related or at least helpful to members is permitted.  We
are committed to reducing/eliminating the number of Off Topic/Spam posts. 
Off Topic Posts may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Not related to the Scrapping or 9/11 Guidelines for the Group
  • advertising pay to see website
  • advertising anything not related to the Groups' Topic
  • sending a bogus link full of popups, under false pretenses or otherwise .
  • Some posting of ads is permitted, see the Ad Posting Section

Failure to follow the Guidelines for the Group may result in Termination of
Posting Privileges and/or being Banned from the Group.  Failure to follow
Yahoo Terms of Service or Guidelines may result in Termination of Your
Yahoo Account and/or Using Yahoo Services!


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                                         GROUP AD POSTING POLICY

In the continuous effort to limit the amount of SPAM posted to the
Group, the Group Moderators have developed an Ad Policy which
all members need to be aware of.  Essentially, Advertisements
are messages sent by Group Members to promote a site, sale,
service, or auction.  Ads must be Group Related and on topic. 

Some examples of Ads include, but are not limited to:
     a - Ebay, Yahoo, or other auctions
     b - Items for sale, or service, on your website
     c - Advertising for someone else's site or auction
     d - Professional, Organizational, Charitable Sites

Swaps & Crop information are not included under this section.  :

1.  If you plan to send a message to the group which falls under
the criteria outlined here, the Message must begin with "AD" in
the subject.

2.  Members  can Only place Ads on Tuesday, as this is the
designated Ad day for the group.  

3.  If you are not sure something you are sending is an Ad,
send it to one of the group moderators (see group addresses)
and we will let you know:

4.  If you are running a special or date sensitive Ad that needs
to be posted on a day other than Tuesday, send it to one of the
Group Moderators FIRST for Approval

5.  You are expected to be a participating member of this list,
in order to place ads.  As the List Moderators, we don't want
to see your name pop up only posting Ads and not
participating or otherwise contributing to the group.

6.  If you fail to follow the guidelines for the Group Ad Policy::

        1st Offense - privately emailed warning, copy of Ad Policy

        2nd Offense - placed on moderated status for 30, 60, or 90
                                Days, which means your posts will require a
                                Group Moderator's Approval before going
                                out to the group.

        3rd Offense - Banned from Group (3 strikes you're out)
                                Banned from the Group is Permanent!


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                                        BOUNCING MEMBERS

If group messages sent to your email address are returned to Yahoo!
Groups as undeliverable ("bouncing"), your Yahoo! Groups account may be
temporarily disabled.

To see if you are "Bouncing" messages and unable to receive posts go to:

Messages can be returned for several reasons:

Mailbox may be full - try deleting messages from your Inbox. 
Invalid Email Address - Disabled or Terminated by User or ISP
ISP may have a backlog of email to process - contact your ISP.
ISP may be blocking email from Yahoo! Groups - contact your ISP.
ISP mail server problem - crashed, broke down, or hacked

How to Avoid or Eliminate Bouncing Messages

Know the size limit of your Inbox.  If you are not sure contact your ISP or
Email Adminstrator for this information.  Remove messages when possible
to keep them from accumulating to your Inbox limit.  You may want to change
your message delivery to "Daily Digest", this can make a big difference if
you are subscribed to multiple groups, Perhaps have different email
addresses for each group, or change to "No Email" and read posts from the
archives on the web.

When you change email addresses, make sure you go into Yahoo Account
Management and make the changes.  You can do that here:
http://login.yahoo.com/config/eval_profile (Requires Yahoo ID and Password)

Check with your ISP or Email Adminstrator to determine if Group Messages
are being interpreted as SPAM and therefore are being blocked.

How to Reactivate a Bouncing Account

As soon as your email address bounces a message back to the Yahoo
Groups server, a test message is sent to you.  It it doesn't get returned,
nothing happens.  If it is returned your email address is suspended.  In some
cases you need to manually reactivate your account.

First go to http://groups.yahoo.com/mygroups (you'll need your Yahoo ID &
Password) and check the email address you are subscribed to the group
with.  If that is incorrect, click on "Edit My Groups" and make the changes. 
Next click on "Email Preferences" and check on your Status and Bounce
History.  If you are bouncing click on the link and follow the directions.  You
will be sent a confirmation email by Yahoo.  After you respond to the email
and verify your email is receiving properly you should be reinstated.

Yahoo also provides a page for help, see the link below:


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                                          POW, MIA, KIA POLICY

* No images (or links to images) of soldiers in prison, dead, going through torture, or being beaten, nor are pictures of soldiers after they have gone through such treatment to be posted to the group at any time. 

* AFTER the families have been notified (a minimum of 72 hours according to the Geneva convention guidelines) photos of soldiers and family members are allowed on list. Make sure that these photos were taken PRIOR to their deployment and do not contain any graphic or disturbing images. Names or other forms of identification of these soldiers are not to be discussed on list until the minimum 72 hours is up. 

*prayer requests, list discussions, and appropriate articles about our POWs, MIAs, and soldiers KIA, and their families are permitted. Please read the article closely to make sure that no graphic or disturbing information about what treatment those soldiers are receiving is being presented. 

* No articles, list discussion, or links to articles are to be posted in regards to the specific rape/ torture that the POWs are going through. The Group is not a place for gossip, and we do not want our soldiers or their families to be victimized twice. 

If you have an article that you think the list might benefit from, but are unsure if it follows the list guidelines, please send the article privately to either one of the list moderators for approval before you post it to the list. If you have any questions about these guidelines you can send a private email to the one of the list moderators. (see Group Addresses)


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                                       SAVING ARCHIVE SPACE

Yahoo has set limits on New Groups to 32MB for Message Archives, while
old groups still enjoy the 512MB space.  This has clearly put a strain on
Group Moderators to maintain and streamline archive space.

1   Send Plain Text emails where possible.  While HTML  emails are
     more attractive, to most, they do take up a lot  more space.  Since
     the email client has to render varying fonts, sizes, colors, image
     backgrounds, etc.  There is also the risk that some will not be able
     to view your post or the post will not be displayed correctly, since
     clients handle HTML formatting differently.  Examples of Email
     Clients are:  AOL, Outlook, Outlook Express, Netscape, Eudora,
     Pegasus, Incredimail, Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, etc.

2   When sending a link to a page you want the group to visit, avoid
     attaching the html page to the email.  Simply place the link to the
     page in your post.  Each additional piece of information you send
     takes up valuable space. If you have more than one link, place
     each one on a  separate line and perhaps include a brief
     description, as opposed to sending one link per post.  One 2KB
     post as opposed to 2 or 3 2KB posts.

3   Members are expected to "Clean Up" messages when Forwarding or
     in Replying to messages in the group.  Which would include information
     of the original sender,  ISP embedded or other Advertisements, or any
     other non pertinent information.  If you need to reference something
     from an earlier message, Only include that information and nothing else.
     (If you are unsure how to go about this, Please ask!)

     This is in an effort to not only save space, but to eliminate the repetitive
     and redundant sending of the same message in forwards and replies.

          1st Time - emailed privatel and reminded of rules
          2nd Time - Placed on Moderated Posting Status
          3rd Time - Posting Priviliges Removed Permanently

4   Yahoo Groups has set a limit on the size of posts.  If you attempt
     to send any post larger than 1MB or 1024KB, it will be rejected by
     Yahoo Groups.  When you attach any file to your message, there
     is something called "overhead" that you need to be aware of. 
     This is the encoding from the email client to make the file
     transmittable over the internet.  Which amounts to adding 37% of
     the original file on top of the original file.  See Example Below:

    Original      Overhead       Total
       50KB          19KB          69KB
     100KB          37KB        137KB
     200KB          74KB        274KB
     300KB        111KB        381KB
     500KB        184KB        684KB
     600KB        222KB        822KB
     700KB        259KB        959KB
     750KB        278KB      1028KB


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                                       YAHOO INFORMATION

It will be to your benefit to read and be aware of the follwing information
available on Yahoo:

   *Privacy Policy - Yahoo! takes your privacy seriously. Please
    read the following to learn more about our privacy policy.

   *Terms of Service - Yahoo provides its service to you, subject
    to the following Terms of Service ("TOS"),which may be updated
    by us from time to time without notice to you.

   *Guidelines - The Yahoo! Groups experience is best when people
    remember a few  rules.  For your use of Yahoo! Groups, some of
    the key things to remember are  listed here.

   *Help - Nearly any question you may have about Yahoo Groups or
    any otther aspect  of Yahoo can be answeredin the extensive Help
    Section.     http://help.yahoo.com/help/groups/

Failure to follow Yahoo Terms of Service or Guidelines may result in
Termination of Your Yahoo Account or Using Yahoo Services!

Best Regards to Everyone and Enjoy Scrappin 9-11!

Julie D <><
Owner, Scrapping 9-11

revised  01.25.03

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