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Edited by Webmaster Daniel Rees (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Post only plain text documents. Do not post messages with HTML or
any other document format.
- Keep it to 72 characters per line (any longer will wrap or run off
- Single spaced lines only
- Left justify your text (as opposed to right, center, or full
- Do not use the TAB key for indents, use the space bar instead
- Do not use smart quotes (quotation marks that curve, rather than
straight ones that I have here around the words "smart
- Do not use high ASCII characters those characters made by using
various key combinations, such as [ALT] and a number for PCs, or
[Option] and a letter for Macs)
- Do not post messages that begin each line with ">" or
any other similar character used for quoting.
- Please post messages relating only to Ally McBeal fan fiction. We
welcome all messages posted for the purpose of aiding authors. This
would include, but is not exclusive to, questions about episodes and
- Please do not post any non-Ally McBeal related messages. This
includes, but is not exclusive to, Spam, chain letters, hoaxes, and
- Please do not use this list as a forum for the general discussion of
Ally McBeal. If a discussion starts from a post to this list, please
use private e-mail to continue. Those seeking to discuss Ally McBeal
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- Please do not use profanity in your post. It is not necessary and it
definitely not impressive.
-POSTING OF FAN-FICTION-
Please follow a similar format to this when posting:
AUTHOR: David E. Kelley / firstname.lastname@example.org
DISTRIBUTION: Ask permission, please.
SUMMARY: Ally goes out with a well-endowed model named Glenn.
RATING: PG-13, contains discussion of sex.
DISCLAIMER: Well, I'm David E. Kelley, so I own my own show! No copyright
infringement has occurred.
TITLE: Ally Goes to Work
AUTHOR: John Fish / email@example.com
ARCHIVE: Only when completed.
SUMMARY: Ally goes to work to find something interesting.
RATING: R; contains violence.
DISCLAIMER: Ally is owned by David E. Kelley and Fox. DEK rules!
- I'm not very strict on this format. Slight variation is acceptable.
- State the kind of replies you would like. Some people don't like
harsh criticism, so if you're one of those people, be sure to state
- A spoiler warning in the header, as well as in the body of your
message is always helpful. If you are posting a message that may give
away critical info to those who have not yet seen the show, this is a
nice courtesy. Monday nights and Tuesdays are always a good time for
- Please limit your signatures to 5 lines or less. It is considered by
some to be poor netiquette to exceed the limit.
- Please do not include the trailer with your reply. The trailer looks
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- When responding to a post, there's no need to quote the entire post
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- Please quote the portion of the post you are responding to, in order
to provide context for your response. If, however, your response
consists only of an "I agree" or a "me-too", it is
advisable to just send a personal e-mail.
- Last but certainly not least, PLEASE be considerate to the feelings
of others. This is a very diverse list, and our differing opinions are
what make it worthwhile. If you disagree with a statement, concept, or
idea, please attack that statement, concept, or idea… not the
person. On that same note, if a heated debate becomes a debate between
only two or three people, please do others the courtesy of taking that
debate to private e-mail.
- Portions of this list of guidelines were borrowed from the
unofficial guidelines of the Ally McBeal mailing list, Susan M.
Stiefel's story formatting page and the Willow Rosenberg Buffy the
Vampire Slayer fan-fiction list. We reserve the right to modify this
list at any time without prior notice.
- A version of the Ally McBeal Fan-Fiction Mailing List Guidelines can
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