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As a member of the group you agree to abide by the
They will be strictly enforced.
Failure to do so will result in removal from the group.
As a member of the group you agree not to hold the
Arboretum, group owner, the moderators and members of this
group responsible for the accuracy of the information
provided by the members of this group. If you elect to
rely on any such information you do so at your own risk.
As a member of this group you also agree not to hold the
Arboretum, group owner, moderators and members of this
group responsible for any problems resulting from
purchases or exchanges of scions, plants, seeds, books
etc. You agree any type of transactions are done at your
own risk. If you don't agree do NOT join this
postings are not allowed.
Inappropriate postings include:
Messages completely unrelated to topic.
Examples might be: politics, religion, etc.
Other inappropriate postings are advertisements or employment
- Security of messages:
This is a private discussion group and the messages do not appear
on the Internet.
Important: It is not allowed to post a message or part of a
message to another Forum. Do Not copy and paste anyone's photos,
messages or comments about a topic to another group. All E-mail
messages and their content have to remain private; they are only
accessible to members of the group. You may not publicize members
photos and messages or use any part of a message without written
permission from the author.
Text, graphics and photos may not be
copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted or
otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.
- Posting messages:
This list serves an international audience.
As a courtesy to our international community please specify all
measurements in standard international format:
- Give temperatures in degrees Celsius (with Fahrenheit as well if
and plant sizes, distances, etc., in metric units (with imperial
units as well if desired).
- There are two conversion tables on the Web Site and in the
message 'Footer' to assist anyone needing to convert measurements
- Use scientific names for conifers, rather than local vernacular
names which can be confusing or misleading.
- In order to get a correct answer, it
is recommended members use a Signature:
Your full name, country (and state or region in large countries
with diverse climates), USDA hardiness zone (or other climate
zone) including temperature in Celsius (and optionally also in
Fahrenheit), type of soil, and any other physical or environmental
influences that might be pertinent to growing.
- Post in English language, or
botanical Latin with an English summary.
Sending with a message:
is recommended to send photos to the group as an 'Attachment' or
provide a link.
Attachments are not viewable by members who receive a 'Daily
Photos embedded in the message are NOT acceptable. They are
problematic in a reply message.
Posting on the 'Yahoo Groups Page':
Try to limit the size to 200kb for one photo (JPEG with
compression rate at 70% - 100% not compressed)
with a maximum format of max 800x600 - Max: 5 photos per album
- Off-topic/high volume postings will result in
loss of your posting privileges.
Do not use this group for private messages.
- This group is not to be used for advertising or promotion
(Examples might be: Posting your
mail-order conifer list) You may add a link to your business or web
site on the groups web site. There are 2 sites to add links: Yahoo
Site and Conifer Web Site. You may also include a link to your web
site in your signature. The posting of conifer book
releases and other conifer research material
is NOT considered advertising. It is considered sharing of
- Messages on how you would like to run
the 'Conifer Group' or how you would like to change the Conifer
Group' are not appropriate for the list. If you have a suggestion
please contact the groups moderators.
Do not waste the 'Conifer Groups'
resources by discussing issues such as viruses and plain-text vs.
HTML and other Internet issues not related to indexing.
- To solve a posting problem:
Should there arise a problem with an inappropriate or
unsatisfactory posting of a message, it is recommended that you
respond without offending anyone: You may 'copy and paste' the
appropriate text found in the 'Rules of Conduct' into a reply
message without any further comment.
to messages - Important :
When replying to messages, please remove
irrelevant text from the original message's) repeated under your
reply - if you do not, digest messages will become very difficult
to read and you will inconvenience readers of your message with
unnecessary repeated text.
The Arboretum, List owner, moderators and group members are not
responsible for the accuracy of the information provided by any
member of the Discussion Group. If you elect to rely on any such
information you do so at your own risk.
You agree not to hold the Arboretum, group owners, moderators and
members responsible for any problems resulting from exchanges or
purchases of scions, plants, seeds, books etc. You
agree any type of transactions are done at your own risk.
- By joining this group you agree to
abide by the group rules. If you don't agree, do NOT
join this group.
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