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SHEMESH-LIST EMAIL LIST RULES (Short Version):

This free e-mail list allows easy communication between list members on topics of interest pertaining to Bet Shemesh and Ramat Bet Shemesh. It is a place to help new and old residents learn about events, local products and services, and get questions answered about living in Bet Shemesh. We are the only area e-mail list that unifies the English speaking communities of BOTH Bet Shemesh and Ramat Bet Shemesh with over 4500 members. There are between 130-150 messages posted daily.

1. The List accepts only plain text messages (not HTML) with NO attachments in order to eliminate viruses.

2. FREE AD SUNDAY takes place from Motzai Shabbat until 23:00 exactly on Sundays. All ShemeshPhone advertisers or small Bet Shemesh based businesses that do not advertise elsewhere may post one posting per FREE AD SUNDAY. Any email to reach the List after 23:00 on Sunday will be discarded automatically without notification to the poster. List Moderators, ShemeshPhone and Shemesh Media reserve the right to refuse any posting, advertising or publication without qualification. See detailed rules below.

3. The list is not meant for political discussion except for announcements of specific events and political informational messages e.g. announcement of voting procedures etc. Simply state the details.

4. AOL and bezeqint email addresses may not subscribe to the List.

5. When forwarding a message to Shemesh-List, make sure to remove all forwarding information, including email addresses that were in the original post. Messages that do not confirm to this rule will be automatically discarded.

6. Remember that ALL list messages are archived online and will be PUBLICLY available to anyone who does a Google search for many years to come. Once posted, we CANNOT delete a message.

7. All emails must be signed with an actual first AND last name or will be deleted without notice. If an exception is requested, please contact us at moderators@shemesh.co.il

8. Subscribing, unsubscribing and posting To post to the list, send your email to:list@shemesh.co.il To subscribe, unsubscribe or change your options (e.g. switch to or from digest mode), visit http://www.shemesh.co.il/mailman/options/list You must know your password to change your options (including changing the password, itself) or to unsubscribe. If forgotten, fill in your email address and click on remind http://www.shemesh.co.il/mailman/options/list Changes can also be made by sending a message to moderators@shemesh.co.il

9. List archives: http://www.shemesh.co.il/pipermail/list/ All past emails are in one place for browsing. The entire archive can also be searched on the www.shemesh.co.il homepage by using the google search box on the top left side.

SHEMESH-LIST RULES (Detailed Version)

The List is fully moderated. Every message is reviewed according to the rules below before it is posted to the List. List Moderators, ShemeshPhone and Shemesh Media reserve the right to refuse any posting, advertising or publication without qualification.

You must be a member to post to this list.

MESSAGE TOPICS:

1. Topics must be Bet Shemesh/Ramat Bet Shemesh area related.

2. Requests for tzedeka, medical care/assistance or tehillim must be for people who live in the Bet Shemesh area or for their relatives.

3. SPAM, and chain mail messages are not allowed. Please check www.snopes.com before posting virus warnings of any type. Make sure the warning is verified.

4. The list is not meant for political discussion except for announcements of specific events and political informational messages e.g. announcement of voting procedures etc. Simply state the details.

5. Discussions about local issues are permitted, but may be limited or stopped according to the moderators and Shemesh Media's discretion.

MESSAGE CONTENT AND FORMATTING:

1. Please reply to postings off-list, unless the information is relevant to the other 4500 list subscribers.

2. When forwarding a message that you think is relevant to the Shemesh-List, make sure to remove all forwarding information, including all email addresses that were in the original post. Messages that do not confirm to this rule will be automatically discarded.

3. List messages are archived online and will be PUBLICLY available to anyone (for years to come) who does a Google search. Once posted, we CANNOT delete a message.

4. No Loshon Hara or other forbidden forms of speech are permitted in any message. If you have had a negative experience with a business and would like to warn others, you may post in the following format: If you are considering buying a bed from a local business, please contact me off-list. This is the formula given to us by our Rabbinic Advisor.

5. All posts must contain subject headers. Be as specific in the header as possible.

6. DO NOT SEND MESSAGES WITH ALL CAPITAL LETTERS.

7. The List accepts only plain text messages (not HTML) with NO attachments, in order to eliminate viruses.

8. When replying do NOT send more of the original message than is ABSOLUTELY necessary. Never include the entire list digest in your response or the message will be discarded.

9. Limit your email to a maximum of 200 words.

10. Postings of BS-related articles longer than 200 words are not allowed. Please send a link for longer articles.

11. No pseudonyms or parital signatures are allowed. All emails must be signed with an actual first AND last name or will be deleted without notice. To request an exception, please contact us at moderators@shemesh.co.il

12. If your signature reads as an ad on a personal email that you send, the email will be rejected by the moderators. Please remove the advertising portion of your email signature when sending a personal email to Shemesh-List.

13. When forwarding messages to the list please write a proper subject line. Do not leave the old header at the top and the fwd in the subject line.

14. AOL and Bezeqint email addresses may not subscribe to the list. Please use an alternate address.

15. Any posting can be discarded automatically without notice if it does not comply with the rules.

Please note: If you receive the list e-mails individually, Gmail does not send a copy of the senders e-mail back to the sender. In other words, everyone else on the list receives the e-mail except you.

ADVERTISING ON SHEMESH-LIST

FREE BUSINESS ADVERTISING

Free advertising on Shemesh-List, which goes to over 4500 English-speaking subscribers is limited to Sundays ONLY and is an added benefit for ShemeshPhone advertisers.(FREE AD Sunday is a 2000 nis yearly value for our ShemeshPhone customers).You qualify for FREE AD SUNDAY if you are either a ShemeshPhone advertiser (minimum ad applies)or a small business, service or organization in Bet Shemesh that does not pay for advertising in any other venue (weekly magazines, flyers, posters etc.) If you qualify for FREE AD SUNDAY according to the above rules, please write “local small business” or “ShemeshPhone advertiser” on the bottom of your email to ensure that your posting will be accepted.

This is a community service, provided by Shemesh Media to help small businesses grow until they are large enough to have an advertising budget.

Each business is allowed one posting per FREE AD SUNDAY. FREE AD SUNDAY postings must be received by list@shemesh.co.il anytime from Tzet Shabbat through 11pm Sunday night. All postings received after 11pm will be automatically discarded (no exceptions). Send your post early.

PAID BUSINESS ADVERTISING

If you would like to post on the BS/RBS email list but you do not fall into either of the above two categories, or if you would like to post on a different day of the week, please contact sales@shemesh.co.il to receive pricing information. A package of ten emails can be purchased for as little as 300ns

BUSINESS RECOMMENDATIONS:

Shemesh Online allows brief recommendations for businesses on the email list if they are sent according to the following list guidelines:

Recommendations posted (not on FREE AD SUNDAY) can include only the name of the business and the recommendation, not a telephone number. Additional contact details may be offered offline by follow-up email or a reference to the businesses details in the ShemeshPhone or on Shemesh OnLine.

Example: I just used Shlomies Dry Cleaners in RBS A. He was great! Never saw my clothes so clean. If you want to know how to contact him, respond to this email or find his ad in the ShemeshPhone.

If the recommendation is posted on FREE AD SUNDAY, the contact details may be included in the email, as long as it is a BS/RBS based business.

No “me too” recommendations. They will be automatically discarded.

ADVERTISING BY PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS:

Individuals (not businesses) may advertise an item or items for sale four times but not more than once per week. This includes Garage Sales as long as they are not advertised elsewhere in a paid advertisement. If so, then one may pay for postings on the Shemesh List. These sales MUST be located in the BS/RBS area.

RENTALS/SALES of APARTMENTS, OFFICES, MACHSANIM, SHORT TERM HOLIDAY APTS:

It must be located in BS/RBS. If you are NOT paying to advertise the apartment in any other venue, then please post on FREE AD SUNDAY. One may pay for postings on other days of the week or if the sale/rental is advertised elsewhere or if the sale/rental is not in BS/RBS. Please contact sales@shemesh.co.il

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS:

Community organizations that are not paying to advertise in any other venue may post events, shiurim or fund raising sales in the Bet Shemesh/RBS area up to four times but not more than once per week according to the following schedule: three posts in advance of the event/sale and once right before or during the event/sale. If the organization is paying to advertise in other venues,the organization is NOT entitled to FREE advertising on Shemesh-List. Contact sales@shemesh.co.il to purchase a low cost/effective advertising package. The moderators reserve the right to make exceptions at their discretion.

HEALTH CLAIMS:

We are not permitted to allow unsubstantiated medical claims made in emails about various natural supplements and therapies. You may post the sale of your product or service without the medical claims.

RIDES TO SMACHOT:

When posting that you are looking for a ride to a simcha, please post in this format: "Looking for a ride to (fill in the blank) hall on Tues night" (Specify the hall and not the family who is making the simcha). We do not allow the posting of family names for the following reasons:

1. The family hosting the simcha might not want everyone who reads the list to know they are making a simcha as they can not invite everyone and it might inadvertently insult someone who was not invited.

2. There have been many instances where ba'ale simcha are burglarized the night of the simcha as unscrupulous individuals are made aware of whom is making a simcha and when.

DISCLAIMER:

The List moderators do not accept any responsibility for comments, recommendations, information, or opinions expressed on this list. The poster of the message bears sole responsibility for their posting. S.M.L. Shemesh Media (Shemesh OnLine and ShemeshPhone) shall not be held liable for any loss or damage caused to users or third-parties arising directly or indirectly from the use of this service.

List Moderators, ShemeshPhone and Shemesh Media reserve the right to refuse any posting, advertising or publication without qualification. If you have a comment or complaint, please write directly to moderators@shemesh.co.il.

 

 

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