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AllyFic List Guidelines

v1.10 - August 1, 1999

Written by Manager Arthur Tham (webmaster@amcb.hypermart.net)
Edited by Webmaster Daniel Rees (webmaster@allymcbeal-litsociety.hypermart.net)

-POSTING MESSAGES-

-SUBSCRIBING-

-UNSUBSCRIBING-

-FORMATTING POSTS-

  • 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 some screens).
  • Single spaced lines only
  • Left justify your text (as opposed to right, center, or full justification)
  • 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 quotes")
  • 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.

-POSTING-

  • 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 seeking advice.
  • Please do not post any non-Ally McBeal related messages. This includes, but is not exclusive to, Spam, chain letters, hoaxes, and binaries.
  • 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 in general should join the Ally McBeal mailing list and/or visit the Usenet newsgroup.
  • To join the Ally McBeal mailing list, Send e-mail to majordomo@kypris.com. In the body of the message put "subscribe ally" (without quotes). The Usenet newsgroup is located at alt.tv.ally-mcbeal. Free access to Usenet newsgroups is available at http://dekland.tripod.com/allymcbeal/usenet-newsgroup.html
  • 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:
TITLE: Cro-Magnon
AUTHOR: David E. Kelley / dek@kelley-productions.not-real.org
DISTRIBUTION: Ask permission, please.
ARCHIVE: Yes.
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 / jfish@aol.com
DISTRIBUTION: Yes.
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 it.

-SPOILERS-

  • 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 this.

-SIGNATURES-

  • Please limit your signatures to 5 lines or less. It is considered by some to be poor netiquette to exceed the limit.

-REPLIES-

  • Please do not include the trailer with your reply. The trailer looks like this:

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  • When responding to a post, there's no need to quote the entire post you're responding to. This takes up unnecessary space (and your message can get lost in the quote). Please take the time to learn your system's editing features before posting.
  • 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.

-ARCHIVE-

-COMMON COURTESY-

  • 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.

-FEEDBACK-

-OTHER STUFF-

  • 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 be found at http://allymcbeal-litsociety.hypermart.net

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