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This is the FIRST SET OF RULES posted
when the exMARG egroup started
It sure is a
good idea to introduce yourself. But it so happens that you read it and then
forget it as there are quite a few portraits coming in. Hence, from now on, why
don't you send it to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Background
subject = Background) and I can compile it and send it back to all of you at the
exmarg egroup. All of you who have
emailed it already, needn't send it again. While writing, please try to give
some info. on where you are now and what are you doing etc. a bit on the family
front (just got married!, or have two kids who are 1yr and 3 yrs ... etc) so
that you can also be "placed" among the living!.
We also need to lay down some basic
rules as to what kind of mail is allowed, subjects, etc.
- No junk mail please! Not even to
wish each other a very happy millenium! We all know that each of us want the
others to have a great year, century, millenium or whatever ahead! But I think
we can all do without getting 40
emails on newyear's eve when it will be miracle if the Y2K bug doesn't
chew your server out.
- Please no jokes either,
unless it is some specific MARG jokes
(about our ex-bosses! who else?!!! but try not be too nasty!)
- Please do not send any attachments
as the egroups.com server removes them
plus we can do without being a "viral group"
- No four letter words! However stuff
like @#$% is allowed (within some limits)
- Gossip is ok to the extent of who's
doing what, who's leaving their jobs etc.
I hope you all agree to the above and
stick to them! Else, I will have your address deleted from the list! Sorry folks if I
sound like another terrible manager/client! But I think without these basic
guidelines, you yourself will soon unsuscribe to this list!
Now our first task will be to do
something productive apart from just keeping in touch with each other. We
should widen the scope of our egroup
to include other areas (still groping with possibilities, ideas
welcome!!!). Consulting could be one, tips, etc. can come in fast. This could be
like the extra-office (opposite of Intra-office) brain bank for all of
I think there is a lot we can do with this egroup given that:
- We are a reasonably large
- Spread out around the world
- Spread across various functions
(activities) by now. (I'm in the IT division of a Telecom company for example!)
- And at various levels in
- and we have had a good
beginning, names and ID's are still pouring in..
Your ideas and suggestions are
welcome. To start with, you can query the egroup on any doubts that you have. It
could be directly related to MR or not! But use your judgement to decide
whether it's relavent to the egroup. It could be on a new job
opening in your organisation, or an interesting website relevant to the egroup you saw on the internet ( e.g., check out: http://www.mra-net.org/FORUM/current.html for market research job listings!). Or even
a problem that you think you can share with your old friends!
Finally, three cheers to MARG! I'm sure we all cribbed about the job
and the company at times (rather, most of the time!) when we were at MARG, but that's what brought us all together
and for most of us who started our career there, it had been a great
learning experience inspite of the constraints like the those described in Hemendra's email.
Keep the mail coming
The exMARG Team
PS: 1. Those who prefer to receive
HTML mail may notify us at mailto:email@example.com?subject=HTML
subject = HTML). Most Webmail sites ( hotmail, yahoo etc.) and POP3/IMAP clients
like Oulook, Netscape Messenger support this format. Lotus Notes 4.x or lower
users and those behind Jurassic Age corporate mail servers may have to stick to
poor old TEXT format.
3. Thank you Kartik, for the ideas on rules
4 . Almost fell asleep writing this
letter, so please proof read this yourself! That's if you haven't fell asleep
yourself reading this long list of do's and don'ts!!!
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