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Official Kolb-List FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:14 pm    Post subject: Official Kolb-List FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Reply with quote

I had tried to e-mail you regarding a question or issue a month or so ago, and never got a reply. What gives with that?

Bill Berle  - safety & performance upgrade for light aircraft           - winning proposals for non-profit and for-profit entities

On Sun, 7/1/18, Matt Dralle <dralle(at)> wrote:

Subject: Official Kolb-List FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
To: dralle(at)
Date: Sunday, July 1, 2018, 11:00 PM

Dralle <dralle(at)>

Dear Listers,

Please read over the Kolb-List
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) below.  The
complete Kolb-List FAQ including the
Usage Guidelines can be found at the
following URL:

Thank you,

Matt Dralle
Matronics Email List Administrator

[ Note: This FAQ was designed to be
displayed with a fixed width font such as
Courier.  Proportional fonts will cause display
formatting errors. ]

  This FAQ can also be viewed in
HTML online at the following address:


PLEASE READ.  This document
contains Kolb-List policies and information
for new and old subscribers. 
Understanding the Kolb-List policies will
minimize problems for the
Administrator, and will help keep the Kolb-List
running smoothly for all of us.

*** Quick Start Guide to List Features

  There are many features
available on the Matronics Email Lists and each
  one is described in detailed
below.  However, using the List Navigator
  you can quickly access the
complete set of features available for this
  List.  The List Navigator
can be found at the following URL:


*** How to Subscribe and Unsubscribe

  Simply go to the Web Page shown
below and enter your email address and
  select the List(s) that you
wish to subscribe or unsubscribed from.  You
  may also use the handy "Find"
function to determine the exact syntax of
  your email address as it is
subscribed to the List.  Please see the
  complete instructions at the
top of the Web Page for more information.
  The Subscribe/Unsubscribe web
page is:


  Note that you will receive TWO
conformation emails regarding your subsciption
  process.  The first
verifies that your subscription/unsubsciption request
  was received, and the second
confirms that the process has been completed.

  You should receive the first
email within a few minutes of your request. 
  The second conformation will
arrive in less than 24 hours.  You cannot post
  until you receive the second
conformation email message.

*** How to Post a Message ***

  Send an email message to:


  Your message will be
redistributed to everyone currently subscribed
  to the List.

*** SPAM Fighter - You Must be
Subscribed to Post ***

  When a new post is received by
the system, the From: line of the message
  is checked and compared against
the current subscription list.  If the
  email address is found, the
message is passed on to the List Processor.
  If the email address isn't
found in the current list of subscribers, it
  is dumped.  This serves to
very effectively thwart 99% of the SPAM that
  gets posted to the Lists.

  Remember, however, that the
syntax of your email address is very important
  with regard to the
configuration of your email application such as Outlook
  or Eudora.  For example,
the following two email addresses may be
  functionally equivalent, but
only one would pass the Matronics Email SPAM
  test depending on which was
syntax was subscribed to the given List:



  Either email address syntax is
alright, just be sure that you configure
  your email application to match
*exactly* the address you've subscibed to
  the List.

*** Enclosure Support on the Lists ***


  Limited posting of enclosures
such as pictures, documents, and spreadsheets
  is supported on the
Lists.  There are a number of restrictions, and these
  are detailed below. 
Please abide by the rules put forth regarding the
  content of enclosures.

  These are some of the features
and limits of enclosures on the Matronics

  1) Enclosures will only be
posted to the Real Time version of the Lists.

  2) Enclosures will NOT be
included in the Daily Digest version of the Lists.

  3) Enclosures WILL BE forwarded
on to the BBS Forum Web site.

  4) Enclosures will NOT be
appended to the Archives.

  5) Enclosures will NOT be
available in the List Browse feature.

  6) Only the following file
types and extensions will be allowed:

      bmp doc dwg dxf gif jpg pdf png txt

      All other
enclosures types will be rejected and email returned to
      sender.  The
enclosure types listed above are relatively safe from
      a virus standpoint
and don't pose a particularly large security risk.

  7) !! All incoming enclosures
will be scanned for viruses prior to posting
      to the List. 
This is done in real time and will not slow down
      the process of
posting the message !!

  Here are some rules for posting
enclosures.  Failure to abide by these rules
  could result in the removal of
a subscriber's email address from the Lists.

  1) Pay attention to what you
are posting!!  Make sure that the files
      you are enclosing
aren't HUGE (greater that 1MB).  Remember that there
      are still people
checking they're email via dial up modem.  If you post
      30MB worth of
pictures, you are placing an unnecessary burden on these
      folks and the rest
of us, for that matter.

DOWN!!!  I don't want to see huge 3000 x 2000
      pictures getting
posted that are 3 or 4MB each.  This is just
unacceptable.  Use a program such as Photoshop to scale
the picture
      down to something
on the order of 800 x 600 and try to keep the
      file size to
less-than 200KB, preferably much less.

      Microsoft has a
really awesome utility available for free that allows
      you to Right-Click
on a picture in Explorer and automatically
      scale it down and
resave it.  This is a great utility - get it, use it!
      Look for the link
"Image Resizer"

  3) !! This would seem to go
without saying, but I'll say it anyway.  Do not
      post anything that
would be considered offensive by your grandmother.
      And you know what
I'm saying; I don't want to see anything even
      questionable. !!

  4) REMEMBER THIS: If you post a
1MB enclosure to a List with 1000 members
      subscribed, your
1MB enclosure must be resent 1000 times amounting
      to 1MB X 1000 = 1
Gigabyte of network traffic!!  BE CAREFUL and

  Also see the section below on
the Matronics Photo and File Share where
  you can have your files and
photos posted on the Matronics web server
  for long time viewing and

*** Digest Mode ***

  Each day, starting at 12
midnight PST US, a new 'digest' will be started.
  This digest will contain the
same information that is currently appended
  to the archive file.  It
has all of the headers except for the "From:"
  and "Subject:" lines removed,
and includes a message separator consisting
  of a line of underscores.

  Each day at 23:55 PST US, the
day's messages as described above will be
  combined and sent as a single
message to everyone on the digest email list.

  To subscribe to the digest
list, use the same subscription web form
  described above, and just
select the Digest version of the List.


  Note that you *can* be
subscribed to both the realtime and digest versions
  of the List at the same
time.  This is perfectly acceptable.

  Now some caveats:

  * Messages sent to
"kolb-list-digest" will be forwarded to the standard
    email list.  In
other words, you cannot post messages only to the
    digest List.

  * If you are subscribed to both
the regular List and the digest List, you
    will receive the
realtime postings as well as the digest at the end of
    the day.

  * If you reply to the digest
email, your message will be forwarded to the
    normal list associated
with the digest.  Important Note:  Please change
    the subject line to
reflect the topic of your response!  Also, please
    *do not include all or
most of the digest in your reply*.

*** List Digest Browser ***

  An archive of all the List
Digests can be found online in either plain text
  or HTML format.  These
archives contain the exact Digest that was posted to
  the Digest email list on the
given day.  The Digest Archives can be found
  at the following location:


*** The "DO NOT ARCHIVE" Message Flag

  At times, your message may
concern something that is revelent only to a very
  small number of persons or to a
limited area, and you may not wish to archive
  it.  In such a case,
simply put the following phrase anywhere in the

      do not archive

  Your message will not be
appended to the archive, but will be sent to List
  email distribution as normal.

***** READ THIS - Automatic
Unsubscribes *****

  Note that if your email address
begins to cause problems such as bounced
  email, mailbox is filled, or
any other errors, your address will be promptly
  removed from the List.  If
you discover that you are no longer receiving
  messages from the Kolb-List, go
to the following Web page, and look
  for your email address and a
possible reason for your removal.

  The Matronics Email List uses
utility called the "Email Weasel" that
  automatically looks though the
day's bounced email for addresses that
  caused problems due to common
things like "user is unknown", "mailbox
  full", etc.  If the Email
Weasel removes your email address from the
  Lists you will find record of
it at the following URL:


  If the problem listed on the
web site above has been resolved, please feel
  free to resubscribe to the
Lists of your choice.

*** List Member Information ***

  If you have not done so
already, please email me your phone numbers and
  paper mail address in the
following format:

      Joe Smith
      123 Airport Lane
      Tower, CA 91234-1234
      098-765-1234 w
      123-456-7890 h

  Please forward this information
to the following email address:


  I have a file of such things,
that I typically use to contact you when
  there are problems with your
email address.  The information will NOT
  be used for any other
commercial purpose.

*** Realtime Web Email List Browsing

  Recent messages posted to the
Kolb-List are also made available on
  the Web for realtime
browsing.  Seven days worth of back postings are
  available with this
feature.  The messages can be sorted by Subject,
  Author, Date, or Message
Thread.  The Realtime List Browser indexes are
  updated twice per hour at xx:15
and xx:45.  You can also reply to a message
  or start a new message directly
from the List Browser Interface (coming soon).
  You do not have to be
subscribed to the given list to use the List
  Browser Interface in


*** Web Forums Bulletin Board Interface

  A phpBB BBS web Forums front
end is available for all Kolb-List content.
  content.  The Forums
contain all of the same content available via the email
  distribution and found on the
various archive viewing formats such as the
  List Browse, etc.  Any
posts on the web Forums will be cross posted to the
  respective email List, and
posts to the Email List will be cross posted to
  the web Forums.

  You may view all List content
on the Forums without any special login.
  If you wish to post a message
via the Web Forum interface, however, you
  will need to Register. 
This is a simple process that takes only a few
  minutes.  A link to the
Registration page can be found at the top of the
  main web Forums page. 
Note that registering on the Forum web site also
  enables you to send email posts
to the Lists as well.  You will also need to
  Subscribe to the respective
Email List as described above to receive the
  Email Distribution of the List,

  The Matroincs Email List Web
BBS Forums can be found at the following URL:


*** Matronics Email List Wiki ***

In an attempt to make it easy to store
and find structured and often accessed
information, Matronics has installed a
Wiki at:


The Wiki allows individuals to create
web pages to contain useful information
for other users of the mailing lists
and web site. Unlike an ordinary web page
where the content needs to be submitted
to Matronics for inclusion, the Wiki
permits the users to construct their
own pages and have them visible immediately.

While constructing pages for the Wiki
is not difficult, some may not be
comfortable building pages.  In
that case, simply prepare the text and any
images and email it to:


One of the volunteers on that list will
take your submission and construct
a Wiki page for you.

Often someone produces a particularly
useful posting in email one one of the
Lists that would be of general
interest. In that case Matronics may take that
post and convert it into a Wiki page.

*** List Archives ***

  A file containing of all of the
previous postings to the Kolb-List is
  available on line.  The
archive file information is available via the
  Web and FTP in a number of
forms.  Each are briefly described below:

  * Kolb-List.FAQ

  - Latest version of the Kolb-List Frequently Asked
    page (this document).

  * Kolb-Archive.digest.complete

  - Complete file with most of the email header info
removed and
    page breaks inserted between messages.


  - Same as the file above, but broken up into small
sections that
    can more easily handled.


  - Same as the Kolb-Archive.digest.complete file
above, but
    in PKZIP format.  Use "binary" data
transfer methods.


  - Same as the Kolb-Archive.digest.complete file
above, but in
    UNIX compress format.  Use "binary" data
transfer methods.

  Download Via FTP

  The archive file is available
via anonymous FTP from
  in the "/pub/Archives"
directory.  It is updated daily and can be found in
  a number of formats as
described above. (All filenames are case sensitive.)


  Download Via Web

  The archives are also available
via a web listing.  These can be found
  toward the bottom of the
following web page:


*** Complete List Web Archive Browsing

  All messages posted to the
Kolb-List are also available using the
  Email List Archive Browsing
feature.  With this utility, all messages
  in the List are indexed, and
individual sub-archives can be browsed.


**** High-Speed Archive Search Engine

  You can use the custom,
high-performance Matronics Email List Search Engine
  to quickly locate and browse
any messages that have been posted to the
  List.  The Engine allows
the user to easily search any of the currently
  available List archives.


*** File and Photo Share ***

  With the Matronics Email List
File and Photo Share you can share pictures
  and other data with members of
the List without having to forward a
  copy of it to everyone. 
To share your Files and Photos, simply email
  them to:


  !! ==> Please including the
following information with each submission:

        1) Email Lists that they are
related to.
        2) Your Full Name.
        3) Your Email Address.
        4) One line Subject
        5) Multi-line, multi-paragraph
description of topic.
        6-x) One-line Description of
each photo or file

  Prior to public availability of
the files and photos, each will be scanned
  for viruses.  Please also
note that the process of making the files and
  photos available on the web
site is a pseudo-manual process, and I try to
  process them every few days.

  Following the availability of
the new Photoshare, an email message will be
  sent to the Email Lists
enumerated in 1) above indicating that the new
  Share is available and what the
direct URL to it is.

  For a current list of available
Photoshares, have a look at the Main
  Index Page:


*** List Archive CDROM ***

  A complete Matronics Email List
Archive CD is available that contains
  all of the archives since the
beginning of each of the Lists.  The archives
  for all of the Lists are
included on the CD along with a freeware search
  engine written by a list
member.  The CD is burned the day you order it
  and will contain archive
received  up to the last minute.  They make
  great gifts!


*** List Support Contributions ***

  The Matronics Lists are run
*completely* through the support of it members.
  You won't find any PopUpAds,
flashing Banner ads, or any other form of
  annoying commercialism on
either the Email Messages or the List web pages
  associated with the Matronics
Email Lists.  Every year during November
  I run a low-key, low-pressure
"Fund Raiser" where, throughout the month,
  I ask List members to make a
Contribution in any amount with which they
  are comfortable.

  I will often offer free gifts
with certain contribution levels during the
  Fund Raiser to increase the
participation.  The gifts are usually donated
  by companies that are
themselves List members.

  Your Contributions go directly
to supporting the operation of the Lists
  including the high-speed,
business-class Internet connection, server
  system hardware and software
upgrades, and to partially offset the many
  many hours I spend running,
maintaining, upgrading, and developing the
  variety of services found

  Generally Contributions range
from $20 to $100 and are completely voluntary
  and non-compulsory.  I ask
only that if person enjoys the Lists and obtains
  value from them, that they make
a Contribution of equal magnitude.

  Contributions are accepted
throughout the year, and if you've just
  subscribed, feel free to make a
Contribution when you've settled in.

  The website for making SSL
Secure Contributions is listed below.  There are
  a variety of payment methods
including Visa and MasterCard, PayPal, and
  sending a personal check.

  If you enjoy and value the
List, won't you make a Contribution today to
  support its continued


  Thank you!
  Matt Dralle
  Email List Administrator

          Kolb-List Usage

The following details the official
Usage Guidelines for the Kolb-List.
You are encouraged to read it
carefully, and to abide by the rules therein.
Failure to use the Kolb-List in the
manner described below may result
in the removal of the subscribers from
the List.

Kolb-List Policy Statement

The purpose of the Kolb-List is to
provide a forum of discussion for
things related to this particular
discussion group.  The List's goals
are to serve as an information resource
to its members; to deliver
high-quality content; to provide moral
support; to foster camaraderie
among its members; and to support safe
operation.  Reaching these goals
requires the participation and
cooperation of each and every member of
the List.  To this end, the
following guidelines have been established:

- Please keep all posts related to the
List at some level.  Do not submit
  posts concerning computer
viruses, urban legends, random humor, long
  lost buddies' phone numbers,
etc. etc.

- THINK carefully before you
write.  Ask yourself if your post will be
  relevant to everyone.  If
you have to wonder about that, DON'T send it.

- Remember that your post will be
included for posterity in an archive
  that is growing in size at an
extraordinary rate.  Try to be concise and
  terse in your posts. 
Avoid overly wordy and lengthy posts and

- Keep your signature brief. 
Please include your name, email address,
  aircraft type/tail number, and
geographic location.  A short line
  about where you are in the
building process is also nice.  Avoid
  bulky signatures with character
graphics; they consume unnecessary
  space in the archive.

- DON'T post requests to the List for
information when that info is
  easily obtainable from other
widely available sources.  Consult the
  web page or FAQ first.

- If you want to respond to a post, DO
keep the "Subject:" line of
  your response the same as that
of the original post.  This makes it
  easy to find threads in the

- When responding, NEVER quote the
*entire* original post in your
  response.  DO use lines
from the original post to help "tune in" the
  reader to the topic at hand,
but be selective.  The impact that
  quoting the entire original
post has on the size of the archive
  can not be overstated!

- When the poster asks you to respond
to him/her personally, DO NOT
  then go ahead and reply to the
List.  Be aware that clicking the
  "reply" button on your mail
package does not necessarily send your
  response to the original
poster.  You might have to actively address
  your response with the original
poster's email address.

- DO NOT use the List to respond to a
post unless you have something
  to add that is relevant and has
a broad appeal.  "Way to go!", "I
  agree", and "Congratulations"
are all responses that are better sent
  to the original poster
directly, rather than to the List at large.

- When responding to others' posts,
avoid the feeling that you need to
  comment on every last point in
their posts, unless you can truly
  contribute something valuable.

- Feel free to disagree with other
viewpoints, BUT keep your tone
  polite and respectful. 
Don't make snide comments, personally attack
  other listers, or take the
moral high ground on an obviously
  controversial issue.  This
will only cause a pointless debate that
  will hurt feelings, waste
bandwidth and resolve nothing.

- Occasional posts by vendors or
individuals who are regularly
  subscribed to a given List are
considered acceptable.  Posts by
  List members promoting their
respective products or items for sale
  should be of a friendly,
informal nature, and should not resemble
  a typical SPAM message. 
The List isn't about commercialism, but
  is about sharing information
and knowledge.  This applies to
  everyone, including those who
provide products to the entire
  community.  Informal
presentation and moderation should be the
  operatives with respect to
advertising on the Lists.


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