Blue Corn Kiva --
Blue Corn Kiva currently only has a few rules and these may change as we find what works for us and what doesn't.
There are only a few things you can't do in the Blue Corn Kiva. If you do them you will find yourself moderated
or booted or your post will simply not see the light of day.
Now for the Blue Corn FAQ
Who can join Blue Corn Kiva (firstname.lastname@example.org)? Anyone. We have open membership.
How do I sign up for Blue Corn Kiva? Just fill in your email address on the line below... and hit the button.
Yahoogroups then sends you a confirmation email.
I just joined Blue Corn Kiva and my posts are moderated? Why? If you are not a founding member or not well known to an existing member, your posts will go to the pending box where one of the moderators will look them over before sending them on to the list. I will be cleaning out the pending box once or twice a day. This means your posts will take a while to appear but if they follow the rules (see above), they should get through. Just be patient.
Some members here have an "override". Their posts go through right away? How can I get an override? Yes, some members are not moderated. They are either founding members or members who posted four to ten time and showed that they can follow the rules. Post four to ten times and follow the rules and you will get an override too.
I want to be a moderator here! If you have an override (see above) and you have a Yahoogroups profile and you understand how our community works, another moderator can give you moderator status. After that you will be able to grant overrides and moderator status to others.
What happens if I break the rules? That depends what you do. If you are sending spam here, expect to be expelled from the community and your email address banned. If you make an honest mistake, for example sending an oversize attachment, expect a private letter from a moderator asking you not to do it again or some public complaining on the list. If you do something in between, you can lose your moderator status or your override. Most likely this loss will be temporary.
Can I post about politics or religion? Sure you can.... Why not. What may be a problem is proselytizing. This is where you try to get one list member to change his/her faith. Also telling list members that they are all bound for damnation is flame bait. Also keep your political arguments free of ad-hominem arguments.
Can I forward pieces to the list? Sure you can.... But please, if the piece has an author, please mention the author even if he or she is "unknown." Also it is nice to note when something is fiction or where you got it originally.
Can I send e-cards to the list? Sure you can....
Can I advertise my web site, Yahoogroups, MSN group, Topica Group, or other group in a post? Yes, you can provided the page or group is noncommercial. That means it does not sell anything or ask for money. Remember this is a group with a strongly enforced no spam rule.
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