RARA-AVIS: Please, no politics

From: William Denton ( buff@pobox.com)
Date: 24 Feb 2004

Please remember the charter of the list, folks. The first point is:

  1. All messages must relate, even if only slightly, to hardboiled and
  noir writing.... Movies are best discussed in relation to the written
  word: adaptations or screenplays by hardboiled/noir writers are all
  right, but film noir in general is better discussed in other mailing
  lists or newsgroups. RARA-AVIS is based on the written word. Everything
  on the list should be about hardboiled or noir writing, or directly
  related to it. That won't make a shortage of topics of conversation.

It's easy for off-topic discussions to spiral, so please, don't start them, and don't continue them. Hundreds of people in dozens of countries are here to talk about the writing. You can always send mail in private, off-list.

Thanks. And now, let's get back to pestering James Sallis before his month is over.

William Denton : Toronto, Canada : http://www.miskatonic.org/ : Caveat lector.

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