On behalf of the mailing list owners, I
hope that you will enjoy the time you spend with us, and find the list to be
a wonderful resource for information about Miyazaki, Takahata, and their
Your subscription to the mailing list gives you the ability to reach over
350 people with each message you send to it. 350 people talking all at once
without rhyme or reason can be very chaotic. Even 35 people talking can be
too much to follow. So this mailing list has rules that we ask everyone to
abide by to make your participation on this list enjoyable for everyone.
Learn the rules
This mailing list has a number of rules and guidelines for acceptable
behavior that we would like you to familiarize yourself with before posting
messages. Remember: you can find general information about the mailing list
on the web at http://www.nausicaa.net/miyazaki/mailing-list/.
When you join the list, you will be able to receive messages that other
people send, and you will be able to send your own messages to everyone else
who is subscribed to the list.
However, we recommend that you do not post any messages to the list (this
is called lurking) for one week after joining the
list. We encourage you to become familiar with how to control your mailing
list subscription and how to find the answers to your questions on the
Nausicaa.net web site before you ask questions we've already answered.
Where to look for answers before you ask the mailing list
Many people join the Miyazaki mailing list so that they can ask questions
that are really important to them, like "Where can I buy a Totoro doll?" or
"When will Disney release the film Mononoke Hime (The Princess
Mononoke)?" So many people have asked questions like that -- the
same questions over and over and over again, that we've put together a web site to help you find the answers to those
questions. If you visit the Miyazaki Web site, there is a very good chance
you will find the answers to your questions without having to ask the
Lurking means reading messages from a mailing list without posting any
messages to it. For the first week or two while you are new to the list, it
is recommended that you do not post any messages to the list. This is
important because it allows you to get used to the atmosphere on the list --
how people on the list behave and how they prefer to hold their
conversations. Lurking also helps you to avoid asking embarrassing
questions: questions that others have already asked recently.
How do you avoid asking a question someone else has already asked? Browse
or search the mail archive first.
Browse or search the Miyazaki web site first.
Netiquette is short for "network etiquette." It is the set of guidelines
and protocols that describe acceptable behavior on the Internet in general,
and this mailing list in particular. Please learn about netiquette. It is recommended for subscribers
of this mailing list.
LISTSERV is the name of the program that handles the Miyazaki Mailing List.
It is the program that keeps records of everyone's subscriptions, and
delivers mail to them whenever someone sends a message to
You can control how LISTSERV handles your subscription -- especially in ways
other than subscribing, unsubscribing, and posting messages -- but that can
be difficult to learn, so please see Documentation in the list's FAQ.
The list owners can help you with questions
or problems related to the mailing list, including details related to your
subscription, or complaints about other subscribers.
The list owners can, for example, help you conceal your subscription so that no others
can find out that you're subscribed to this list. This may be helpful for
professionals subscribing from work-related e-mail addresses: people who do
not want their e-mail address easily discoverable.
Please feel free to contact the list owners
with any help you need, especially if you have already consulted the helpful
information in these web pages and
didn't find what you were looking for.