David Bohm Society eMail List

We operate two email lists. The first list is to discuss the activities of the society and to discuss Bohm's proposals. The second list is about Bohm dialogue and it can also serve as a place to engage in dialogue.

These lists are intended for people who have a serious interest in the proposals. They also assist with the operation of the society. Thus while we welcome anyone to contact us and request to join the lists, please note that we have a conversation with all potential list participants prior to providing list access. We are simply ensuring that participants are sincere.

eMail List Guidelines

Mailing lists have been used for decades to successfully exchange information for important projects. However, care must be taken to ensure the quality and readability of the messages sent to the list. Thus we strongly encourage compliance with the following guidelines:

Do not use digest mode if you intend to be an active participant on the list. Digest mode has very bad readability when replying to it to start a new message to the list.

Write in English.

Use plain text. Switch off HTML formatting in your email application.

Do NOT top-post. Top-posting occurs when someone replies to your message by adding reply content to the top of the message that you sent to them, usually leaving your whole message intact at the bottom. The following is an example of top-posting:

Please bottom-post. In the "bottom-posting" style, the reply is appended to a full or partial copy of the original message. The name bottom-posting is sometimes used for inline-style replies. For example:

Bottom-posting, like inline replies, encourages posters to trim the original message as much as possible, so that readers are not forced to scroll past irrelevant text, or text that they have already seen in the original message:

Use the > symbol to show the level of the reply. Note that the following example shows a good way to demonstrate the level of the reply. Some email clients will automatically color-code different levels of reply (like in this example):