Re: CP Group Order Halted
>Date: Thu, 4 Jul 1996 03:25:04 -0600
>Subject: Re: CP Group Order Halted
>From JParisse-at-DDLabs-dot-comWed Jul 3 22:25:46 1996
>Date: Wed, 03 Jul 1996 12:53:57 -0700
>From: "Jeff W. Parisse" <JParisse-at-DDLabs-dot-com>
>> [major snippage because what I first wrote was out of anger]
>> I need a pep talk.
>> Bob Schumann
>I had to erase my posts too. Same reason. Gotta turn this anger into
>something constructive for the good of the group. I suggest we first
>formalize a saftey checklist and agree to follow it. Then limit our
>membership to those who sign off on the checklist.
I've done that a few times. Write your note in a separate file,
then leave it for at least 24 hours. Read it again, edit it, and
leave it for another 24 hours. Then read it again, edit it, go
through and replace all your nasty words with nice words, and then
if you think it's still important, then post it.
I have often found that the use of offhand (notice I did NOT say
off-colour!) humour is much more useful than attacking somebody for
their actions or words. An attack usually begets another attack,
but there are better ways. "As apples of gold in silver carvings
is a word spoken at the right time for it". (Proverbs)
Regarding the Safety FAQ: this is an excellent idea. In fact I
would consider it mandatory. Many people building or considering
building Tesla Coils and who might subscribe to this list (and some
of whom do subscribe to the USA-TESLA list) are quite inexperienced
at electrical work and barely know the first things about
electrical safety, or Radio Frequency Interference, or the energy
stored in some electrical devices.
>I'll help draft it...
>Jeff W. Parisse
>[ The saftey list is a great idea. It should go in the FAQ that Kristian
> has worked on.
Maybe yes, maybe no. The Safety FAQ will undoubtedly be useful for
non-Tesla-Coil work. Therefore, the Safety FAQ should also be
available as a separate document. If the Technical FAQ gets
really long it will bury the Safety FAQ. What the Technical FAQ
should do is make many references to the Safety FAQ by citation and
by example, and it should include the Safety FAQ as an appendix.
> As to limiting membership, that's another story. I will
> try to work up some sort of saftey warning for new members, but there is no
> way that I can enforce safe practices by list members. All that I can and
> do enforce is that the topics of discussion be tesla coil related.
> I don't discriminate based on anything else. -- Chip ]
One thing the list owner could do is personally mail to the new
members when they are accepted a copy of both FAQs, and another
short note indicating their importance and where to get updated
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