Mailing List Rules and Etiquette


AIR-L is an email list owned and operated by the Association of Internet Researchers and is managed for the Association by the AoIR Executive Committee. The Association reserves the right to remove subscribers and/or refuse subscription at any time without warning or explanation. The Association would very much prefer not to exercise this right and will not need to if subscribers comply with the list rules. In subscribing to air-l and remaining subscribed to air-l, you are agreeing to adhere to these rules:

Diverse opinions are welcome. The readership of air-l includes people from a wide variety of professional, disciplinary, methodological, and national traditions. List participants are expected to respect these differences. We ask that you maintain a tone of civility and use good judgment in your posts: disagreements are to be expected, but blatant rudeness, personal attacks, lack of respect, and monopolization of air-l to further one’s own agenda are not expected nor will they be tolerated.

Anonymous subscriptions and posts are not allowed. In order to help maintain the list as a valuable resource for everyone, you must identify yourself by your real full name when you subscribe and when you post to air-l, and you should be prepared to verify your identity upon the executive committee’s request, including by providing a c.v. or resume. This will normally occur upon subscription.


Keep in mind that anything you send to air-l automatically goes to all subscribers, so please keep posts on-topic for the list. Also remember when posting to the list that air-l is a public forum and that your words will be available to everyone subscribed to the list and placed in a public archive. Messages sent via email can easily be reproduced and circulated beyond their originally intended audience, and neither the list manager, the association’s officers, nor the server’s host are responsible for consequences arising from list messages being re-distributed.


Unless otherwise indicated, opinions expressed in messages on air-l are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent official AoIR policy. AoIR and its members bear no responsibility for the content of messages posted to air-l. This is an unmoderated list.