[Oeva-list] List-posting appropriateness question

R Olson rolson at gmail.com
Thu Jun 2 00:46:42 PDT 2005

I think Eric is worried about "commercial speech" on the mailing list. 
I don't think there's any need to worry about posting about actual paid 
services or even parts dealers. If things become too commercial, I'm 
sure someone will pop up and note this as such... :) I agree with Tony.


On Jun 1, 2005, at 11:34 PM, Tony McCormick wrote:

> As the person who is trying to gather local resources to support EV 
> ownership, I think allowing folks to post that they have services are 
> part available is a good thing.
> Tony McCormick
> "Drive Electric, Play Bluegrass, Learn the way of the Sword"
> see it all at: http://www.notebene.net
> Eric Johnson <ejts at comcast.net> wrote:
>> I've been asked by someone out-of-town that reads our list if we 
>> could mention the fact that support and maintenance wervices are 
>> available.  One of our local cars has recently made use of said 
>> services, and I think it would be a good thing to put contact info on 
>> the list.  I think that any information along those lines, such as 
>> businesses that will work on EVs, is appropriate to the list.
>> However, we may need to be careful about anything that looks 
>> commercial, what with being non-profit and all.
>> Does anyone know for sure where we stand?  Yay or nay?
>> My personal take is that we should allow information, not 
>> advertising, both on the list and links on the web site.  Specifics 
>> about what is available and contact information, for sure.  Possibly 
>> also rates, where that is appropriate, perhaps including "specials."
>> This particular individual has much experience in "normal" auto 
>> mechanics, in addition to EVs.  From my personal experience, I can 
>> recommend him.  That's not the issue here, but is something like this 
>> that is really commercial appropriate for this list?
>> Let me know.
>> --
>> Eric Johnson
>> OEVA Co-Chair (who you'd think should know)
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