Deut6v7 Mailing List
The Deut6v7 list exists to provide a forum for discussion and support for those engaged in, or considering, Christian home-schooling in the United Kingdom. This does not exclude discussion of Christian education in general, and does not exclude subscribers from outside the United Kingdom.
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Questions and Answers
Q. What is the list's charter?
A. Here are some "ground rules" for Deut6v7:
Q. What kind of things can we talk about?
A. Legitimate topics for discussion on Deut6v7 include (but are not limited to) the following:
Off-topic discussions will be gently discouraged by the moderator, who will often suggest that they be continued privately or moved to the Deut6v7-ChitChat list. To join it, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/deut6v7-chitchat or send blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personal responses to messages should be sent only to the originator. Replies go by default to the whole list; to send a personal message, copy and paste the address from the original message into the To box.
Virus warnings should never be sent to the list; please send them to the list owner at email@example.com, who will forward them to the list if they are genuine.
Q. Who runs the list?
Q. How private is the list?
A. The list of subscribers is only available to the moderators, who will not disclose it to others. However, when you send mail to the list, your name and email address will normally be shown on your message. Messages to the list are not archived in a public place.
Q. How do I know my message has made it to the list?
A. When you send a message to the list, it is forwarded to all the list subscribers - including you! You should thus expect to receive an "echo" of your message within a day or so. If you don't, consider sending your message again, and if the problem persists, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. How can I deal with all the mail?
If you're finding it difficult to keep up with Deut6v7 messages, it can be helpful to automatically move them to their own folder as they arrive. Instructions for doing this with Outlook Express are below; other mail programs are lkely to have similar functions.
Q. Where can I find out about homeschooling resources? How can I get help and support?
A. There are several organisations that can provide support:
Home Service, 48 Heaton Moor Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport SK4 4NX, UK.
Home Service provides support for Christian home-schoolers, including skills testing. Membership is £10 per year, which includes a subscription to Home Time (see above), a homeschool contact list, useful leaflets, and a card which entitles you to reduced rates at various museums. They provide free progress testing for 8-13 year olds on request, and organise conferences.
Education Otherwise, PO Box 7420, London N9 9SG, UK.
Education Otherwise is not a specifically Christian organisation, but can provide useful help to home-schooling families.
Home Education Advisory Service, P.O. Box 98, Welwyn Garden City, Herts. AL8 6AN, UK.
Home Education Advisory Service provides for its subscribers a quarterly bulletin, a registration card giving free or reduced rates of admission to certain museums and sites of interest, an Advice Line for curriculum advice, a regional list of subscribers and a loan library.
You may find the brief resource list at http://www.hayletts.net/hsres.html a useful starting point. Suggestions for improvements will be gratefully received!
Some online home-schooling resources may be found at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/deut6v7/files/Resources/ . Please send any submissions for this area to email@example.com.
Q. And finally...how can I liven up my messages?
A. Various notations have developed over the years in an attempt to make the plain-text medium of email more expressive. Only prolonged exposure will engender familiarity, but here is a brief list of the more common notations and abbreviation.
*emphasis* Surround text with *.....* to denote emphasis, boldface, etc. :-) "smiley" - denotes humour. ;-) "wink" - denotes sly humour or irony. <g> "grin" - denotes humour. BFN Bye For Now BTW By The Way FAQ Frequently Asked Questions FYI For Your Information HTH Hope This Helps IMHO In My Humble Opinion IOW In Other Words ROTFLOL Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Loud (or ROFL, ROTFL, etc.) TIA Thanks In Advance