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REJECT COMMERCIAL

We're sorry, but your message has been rejected because it
violated our "Commercial, Compensation, Intro/Sig Policies" as
follows

We do NOT accept commercial posts, advertisements, announcements
and/or endorsements for profit or non-profit endeavours, except as
listed as acceptable in our "intros and sigs" policy.

We do NOT accept posts that direct people to a site if the act of
visiting the site results in payment to the site-owner or a third
party.

We DO accept submissions that offer links to non-commercial Jewish
humor sites, subject to the other items of our charter.

Intros and Sigs: Commercial intros are NOT permitted.

The following are permitted, provided that the submission is part
of a post that complies with all other provisions of our charter:

Commercial sigs ARE permitted to a maximum of 4 lines or 320
characters (whichever is less), exclusive of one divider line.
Non-commercial intros and sigs ARE permitted, provided that they
are limited to a maximum of three lines or 240 characters
(whichever comes first), exclusive of divider lines. Non-
commercial footers may not exceed 20 lines.

We review these policies on an as-needed basis. We will not post
messages discussing this policy, but your comments via email are
welcome. Please send them to <RHJ-board@kamens.brookline.ma.us>.

Please never take the rejection of a post from a moderated group
personally, or take it to mean that you did something horribly
wrong. Some groups have confusing names and therefore things that
seem like they would be appropriate actually aren't. Sometimes
you've posted something that the group for whatever reason
doesn't want to read (such as a something which may offend some
readers). Sometimes a moderator has just made a mistake. In all
cases, responding to the rejection note with your questions is
generally the best approach, particularly if you can avoid
getting too upset about it (it's just a post, after all).

There's no need to apologize for having your post rejected; that
is what the moderators are there for. It's also not necessarily
an infrequent occurrence; it depends a great deal on the group.
Some groups approve nearly everything; some groups are highly
selective. Rec.Humor.Jewish falls in the middle - we try to
approve virtually all posts that meet the criteria of "humor or
the discussion of humor."

RHJ moderators are very appreciative of constructive suggestions
on how we can make our rejection notices clearer or in general
improve the newsgroup. If you're confused by the rejection, or if
you feel it was in error, we encourage you to view this as an
opportunity to voice your opinion. Your suggestions may help
convince us that there is a better way of doing things.

We hope all of this helps. If you have any more questions, please
do feel free to write back to us.

[note: thanks to Russ Allbery for the bulk of the above letter]

If you feel that you have received this message in error, please
contact rhj-admin@kamens.brookline.ma.us.

If you wish to appeal this decision before the RHJ board of
moderators, please direct your queries to:
rhj-board@kamens.brookline.ma.us
Include a copy of your submission!

You can read the charter, FAQ, a brief discussion of netiquette,
and other information about Rec.Humor.Jewish at:
http://members.tripod.com/~rechumorjewish/

Thank you,
- The Moderators of Rec.Humor.Jewish
 

Reject Troll

Your message has been rejected by the moderators of rec.humor.jewish
because we believe that it would disrupt the newsgroup if posted.

Some messages may be interpreted as inflammatory whether or not they
were intended to. This could include derogatory racial or ethnic
comments, criticisms of others' practices, statements which essentially
violate aspects of halacha (Jewish law), or statements known as
"trolls". Please refrain from using such language in your submissions.
If you are unclear as to why we felt this way, please do feel free to
contact us.

Please never take the rejection of a post from a moderated group
personally, or take it to mean that you did something horribly
wrong. Some groups have confusing names and therefore things that
seem like they would be appropriate actually aren't. Sometimes
you've posted something that the group for whatever reason
doesn't want to read (such as a something which may offend some
readers). Sometimes a moderator has just made a mistake. In all
cases, responding to the rejection note with your questions is
generally the best approach, particularly if you can avoid
getting too upset about it (it's just a post, after all).

There's no need to apologize for having your post rejected; that
is what the moderators are there for. It's also not necessarily
an infrequent occurrence; it depends a great deal on the group.
Some groups approve nearly everything; some groups are highly
selective. Rec.Humor.Jewish falls in the middle - we try to
approve virtually all posts that meet the criteria of "humor or
the discussion of humor."

RHJ moderators are very appreciative of constructive suggestions
on how we can make our rejection notices clearer or in general
improve the newsgroup. If you're confused by the rejection, or if
you feel it was in error, we encourage you to view this as an
opportunity to voice your opinion. Your suggestions may help
convince us that there is a better way of doing things.

We hope all of this helps. If you have any more questions, please
do feel free to write back to us.

[note: thanks to Russ Allbery for the bulk of the above text.]

If you wish to appeal this decision before the RHJ board of
moderators, please direct your queries to:
    RHJ-board@kamens.brookline.ma.us
Please include a copy of your submission.

You can read the charter, FAQ, a brief discussion of netiquette, and
other information about Rec.Humor.Jewish at:
    http://members.tripod.com/~rechumorjewish/

Thank you,

    - The Moderators of Rec.Humor.Jewish

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Reject Technical

We're sorry, but your message has been rejected because it failed to meet the technical requirements of posting. This could have been for one of the following reasons:

- The post was a message to the moderators

- You posted a binary to a non-binary newsgroup. This could have been a graphics file.

- You included an executable or macro attachment

- The post is over 400 lines long

- The post has more than 75 characters per line of original text

- The post contained formatting which is incompatible with either the

robo-moderators and/or most newsreaders

- It is an exact duplicate (other than header, sig, formatting) of a post submitted within the past 2 days.

- It used a non-western character set. If this is the case, please correct settings in your "options" menu.

- The post was empty or contained only a sig

- The header was damaged. Perhaps you placed a long list of names in the "to" or "cc" field

- The html code referenced a non-included item.

Our software requires that posts conform to certain technical specifications. Please do resubmit your post! If you need help in isolating the problem, feel free to contact us.

Please never take the rejection of a post from a moderated group personally, or take it to mean that you did something horribly wrong. Some groups have confusing names and therefore things that seem like they would be appropriate actually aren't. Sometimes you've posted something that the group for whatever reason doesn't want to read (such as a something which may offend some readers). Sometimes a moderator has just made a mistake. In all cases, responding to the rejection note with your questions is generally the best approach, particularly if you can avoid getting too upset about it (it's just a post, after all).

There's no need to apologize for having your post rejected; that is what the moderators are there for. It's also not necessarily an infrequent occurrence; it depends a great deal on the group. Some groups approve nearly everything; some groups are highly selective. Rec.Humor.Jewish falls in the middle - we try to approve virtually all posts that meet the criteria of "humor or the discussion of humor."

RHJ moderators are very appreciative of constructive suggestions on how we can make our rejection notices clearer or in general improve the newsgroup. If you're confused by the rejection, or if you feel it was in error, we encourage you to view this as an opportunity to voice your opinion. Your suggestions may help convince us that there is a better way of doing things.

We hope all of this helps. If you have any more questions, please do feel free to write back to us.

[note: thanks to Russ Allbery for the bulk of the above letter]

If you feel that you have received this message in error, please contact rhj-admin@kamens.brookline.ma.us.

If you wish to appeal this decision before the RHJ board of moderators, please direct your queries to:

rhj-board@kamens.brookline.ma.us

Include a copy of your submission!

You can read the charter, FAQ, a brief discussion of netiquette, and other information about Rec.Humor.Jewish at: http://members.tripod.com/~rechumorjewish/

Thank you, - The Moderators of Rec.Humor.Jewish

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Reject Redirect

Your message has been rejected. It was posted to a thread which has been discontinued and redirected to a more appropriate newsgroup. Perhaps you should consider one of the following newsgroups:

For discussions of Jewish Law, customs, and practices:

- News:soc.culture.jewish

For discussions of Jewish parenting issues

- news:soc.culture.jewish.parenting (moderated)

For Jewish/Kosher recipes:

- news:rec.food.cuisine.jewish (moderated)

For humor which would be seen as inappropriate in RHJ:

- news:alt.humor

- news:alt.humor.jewish

- news:alt.tasteless.jokes

For politics

- news:talk.politics.*

There are also a number of other newsgroups which may qualify.

Please never take the rejection of a post from a moderated group personally, or take it to mean that you did something horribly wrong. Some groups have confusing names and therefore things that seem like they would be appropriate actually aren't. Sometimes you've posted something that the group for whatever reason doesn't want to read (such as a something which may offend some readers). Sometimes a moderator has just made a mistake. In all cases, responding to the rejection note with your questions is generally the best approach, particularly if you can avoid getting too upset about it (it's just a post, after all).

There's no need to apologize for having your post rejected; that is what the moderators are there for. It's also not necessarily an infrequent occurrence; it depends a great deal on the group. Some groups approve nearly everything; some groups are highly selective. Rec.Humor.Jewish falls in the middle - we try to approve virtually all posts that meet the criteria of "humor or the discussion of humor."

RHJ moderators are very appreciative of constructive suggestions on how we can make our rejection notices clearer or in general improve the newsgroup. If you're confused by the rejection, or if you feel it was in error, we encourage you to view this as an opportunity to voice your opinion. Your suggestions may help convince us that there is a better way of doing things.

We hope all of this helps. If you have any more questions, please do feel free to write back to us.

[note: thanks to Russ Allbery for the bulk of the above text.]

If you wish to appeal this decision before the RHJ board of moderators, please direct your queries to:

RHJ-board@kamens.brookline.ma.us

Please include a copy of your submission.

You can read the charter, FAQ, a brief discussion of netiquette, and other information about Rec.Humor.Jewish at:

http://members.tripod.com/~rechumorjewish/

Thank you,

- The moderators of Rec.Humor.Jewish

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Reject Personal

We're sorry, but your post has been rejected. Your post contains comments directed at an individual which would be seen as a personal attack. We request that these types of comments be communicated directly to him/her.

Please never take the rejection of a post from a moderated group personally, or take it to mean that you did something horribly wrong. Some groups have confusing names and therefore things that seem like they would be appropriate actually aren't. Sometimes you've posted something that the group for whatever reason doesn't want to read (such as a something which may offend some readers). Sometimes a moderator has just made a mistake. In all cases, responding to the rejection note with your questions is generally the best approach, particularly if you can avoid getting too upset about it (it's just a post, after all).

There's no need to apologize for having your post rejected; that is what the moderators are there for. It's also not necessarily an infrequent occurrence; it depends a great deal on the group. Some groups approve nearly everything; some groups are highly selective. Rec.Humor.Jewish falls in the middle - we try to approve virtually all posts that meet the criteria of "humor or the discussion of humor."

RHJ moderators are very appreciative of constructive suggestions on how we can make our rejection notices clearer or in general improve the newsgroup. If you're confused by the rejection, or if you feel it was in error, we encourage you to view this as an opportunity to voice your opinion. Your suggestions may help convince us that there is a better way of doing things.

We hope all of this helps. If you have any more questions, please do feel free to write back to us.

[note: thanks to Russ Allbery for the bulk of the above text.]

If you wish to appeal this decision before the RHJ board of moderators, please direct your queries to:

rhj-board@kamens.brookline.ma.us Include a copy of your submission.

You can read the charter, FAQ, a brief discussion of netiquette, and other information about Rec.Humor.Jewish at: http://members.tripod.com/~rechumorjewish/

Thank you,

- The Moderators of Rec.Humor.Jewish

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Reject Offtopic

We're sorry, but your submission to rec.humor.jewish has been rejected because it is off-topic of the group.

RHJ is for humor and for the discussion of humor, mostly Jewish. Sometimes the conversation can stray from this. If that happens, it is best to continue your discussion via private email or in another newsgroup.

Please never take the rejection of a post from a moderated group personally, or take it to mean that you did something horribly wrong. Some groups have confusing names and therefore things that seem like they would be appropriate actually aren't. Sometimes you've posted something that the group for whatever reason doesn't want to read (such as a something which may offend some readers). Sometimes a moderator has just made a mistake. In all cases, responding to the rejection note with your questions is generally the best approach, particularly if you can avoid getting too upset about it (it's just a post, after all).

There's no need to apologize for having your post rejected; that is what the moderators are there for. It's also not necessarily an infrequent occurrence; it depends a great deal on the group. Some groups approve nearly everything; some groups are highly selective. Rec.Humor.Jewish falls in the middle - we try to approve virtually all posts that meet the criteria of "humor or the discussion of humor."

RHJ moderators are very appreciative of constructive suggestions on how we can make our rejection notices clearer or in general improve the newsgroup. If you're confused by the rejection, or if you feel it was in error, we encourage you to view this as an opportunity to voice your opinion. Your suggestions may help convince us that there is a better way of doing things.

We hope all of this helps. If you have any more questions, please do feel free to write back to us.

[note: thanks to Russ Allbery for the bulk of the above text.]

If you wish to appeal this decision before the RHJ board of moderators, please direct your queries to: rhj-board@kamens.brookline.ma.us Include a copy of your submission!

You can read the charter, FAQ, a brief discussion of netiquette, and other information about Rec.Humor.Jewish at: http://members.tripod.com/~rechumorjewish/

Thank you,

- The Moderators of Rec.Humor.Jewish

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Reject Language

Thanks for your submission. Although we love jokes and *really* appreciate your post, some people who read RHJ don't have enough knowledge of Yiddish/Hebrew to understand it. Could you please help them by resubmitting with a translation?

It doesn't have to be exact if you don't quite know. You may also want to explain a little of the cultural context that makes your joke funny (if it isn't obvious...)

Please never take the rejection of a post from a moderated group personally, or take it to mean that you did something horribly wrong. Some groups have confusing names and therefore things that seem like they would be appropriate actually aren't. Sometimes you've posted something that the group for whatever reason doesn't want to read (such as a something which may offend some readers). Sometimes a moderator has just made a mistake. In all cases, responding to the rejection note with your questions is generally the best approach, particularly if you can avoid getting too upset about it (it's just a post, after all).

There's no need to apologize for having your post rejected; that is what the moderators are there for. It's also not necessarily an infrequent occurrence; it depends a great deal on the group. Some groups approve nearly everything; some groups are highly selective. Rec.Humor.Jewish falls in the middle - we try to approve virtually all posts that meet the criteria of "humor or the discussion of humor."

RHJ moderators are very appreciative of constructive suggestions on how we can make our rejection notices clearer or in general improve the newsgroup. If you're confused by the rejection, or if you feel it was in error, we encourage you to view this as an opportunity to voice your opinion. Your suggestions may help convince us that there is a better way of doing things.

We hope all of this helps. If you have any more questions, please do feel free to write back to us.

[note: thanks to Russ Allbery for the bulk of the above text.]

If you wish to appeal this decision before the RHJ board of moderators, please direct your queries to:

rhj-moderator@kamens.brookline.ma.us

***Please include a copy of your submission***

You can read the charter, FAQ, a brief discussion of netiquette, our Yiddish/Hebrew Glossary and other information about Rec.Humor.Jewish at: http://members.tripod.com/~rechumorjewish/

Thank you,

- The Moderators of Rec.Humor.Jewish


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Reject Harassing

Your message has been rejected because it is of harassing or hatemongering nature, or is a direct insult or a personal attack on posters or moderators of Rec.Humor.Jewish

Please never take the rejection of a post from a moderated group personally, or take it to mean that you did something horribly wrong. Some groups have confusing names and therefore things that seem like they would be appropriate actually aren't. Sometimes you've posted something that the group for whatever reason doesn't want to read (such as a something which may offend some readers). Sometimes a moderator has just made a mistake. In all cases, responding to the rejection note with your questions is generally the best approach, particularly if you can avoid getting too upset about it (it's just a post, after all).

There's no need to apologize for having your post rejected; that is what the moderators are there for. It's also not necessarily an infrequent occurrence; it depends a great deal on the group. Some groups approve nearly everything; some groups are highly selective. Rec.Humor.Jewish falls in the middle - we try to approve virtually all posts that meet the criteria of "humor or the discussion of humor."

RHJ moderators are very appreciative of constructive suggestions on how we can make our rejection notices clearer or in general improve the newsgroup. If you're confused by the rejection, or if you feel it was in error, we encourage you to view this as an opportunity to voice your opinion. Your suggestions may help convince us that there is a better way of doing things.

We hope all of this helps. If you have any more questions, please do feel free to write back to us.

[note: thanks to Russ Allbery for the bulk of the above text.]

If you wish to appeal this decision before the RHJ board of moderators, please direct your queries to:

RHJ-board@kamens.brookline.ma.us

Please include a copy of your submission.

You can read the charter, FAQ, a brief discussion of netiquette, and other information about Rec.Humor.Jewish at:

http://members.tripod.com/~rechumorjewish/

Thank you,

- The Moderators of Rec.Humor.Jewish

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Reject explicit

Your message has been rejected because it contains sexually explicit language or offers access to a sexually explicit website. This violates the charter of Rec.Humor.Jewish.

Please never take the rejection of a post from a moderated group personally, or take it to mean that you did something horribly wrong. Some groups have confusing names and therefore things that seem like they would be appropriate actually aren't. Sometimes you've posted something that the group for whatever reason doesn't want to read (such as a something which may offend some readers). Sometimes a moderator has just made a mistake. In all cases, responding to the rejection note with your questions is generally the best approach, particularly if you can avoid getting too upset about it (it's just a post, after all).

There's no need to apologize for having your post rejected; that is what the moderators are there for. It's also not necessarily an infrequent occurrence; it depends a great deal on the group. Some groups approve nearly everything; some groups are highly selective. Rec.Humor.Jewish falls in the middle - we try to approve virtually all posts that meet the criteria of "humor or the discussion of humor."

RHJ moderators are very appreciative of constructive suggestions on how we can make our rejection notices clearer or in general improve the newsgroup. If you're confused by the rejection, or if you feel it was in error, we encourage you to view this as an opportunity to voice your opinion. Your suggestions may help convince us that there is a better way of doing things.

We hope all of this helps. If you have any more questions, please do feel free to write back to us.

[note: thanks to Russ Allbery for the bulk of the above text.]

If you wish to appeal this decision before the RHJ board of moderators, please direct your queries to:

RHJ-board@kamens.brookline.ma.us Please include a copy of your submission.

You can read the charter, FAQ, a brief discussion of netiquette, and other information about Rec.Humor.Jewish at:

http://members.tripod.com/~rechumorjewish/

Thank you,

- The moderators of Rec.Humor.Jewish

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Reject Duplicate

Your message has been rejected because it is a duplicate of a message that was previously submitted.

This may have happened for many reasons:

- Our moderation-software, rather than you, may have caused the double/second submission which naturally is rejected as a duplicate.

- You may have sent it twice

- Your ISP may have had a glitch in their software and submitted it twice

In any case, these things do happen, and we're sorry for any inconvenience. Do keep on posting and reading!

Please never take the rejection of a post from a moderated group personally, or take it to mean that you did something horribly wrong. Some groups have confusing names and therefore things that seem like they would be appropriate actually aren't. Sometimes you've posted something that the group for whatever reason doesn't want to read (such as a something which may offend some readers). Sometimes a moderator has just made a mistake. In all cases, responding to the rejection note with your questions is generally the best approach, particularly if you can avoid getting too upset about it (it's just a post, after all).

There's no need to apologize for having your post rejected; that is what the moderators are there for. It's also not necessarily an infrequent occurrence; it depends a great deal on the group. Some groups approve nearly everything; some groups are highly selective. Rec.Humor.Jewish falls in the middle - we try to approve virtually all posts that meet the criteria of "humor or the discussion of humor."

RHJ moderators are very appreciative of constructive suggestions on how we can make our rejection notices clearer or in general improve the newsgroup. If you're confused by the rejection, or if you feel it was in error, we encourage you to view this as an opportunity to voice your opinion. Your suggestions may help convince us that there is a better way of doing things.

We hope all of this helps. If you have any more questions, please do feel free to write back to us.

[note: thanks to Russ Allbery for the bulk of the above text.]

If you feel that you have received this message in error, please contact rhj-admin@kamens.brookline.ma.us.

You can read the charter and other information about Rec.Humor.Jewish at:

http://members.tripod.com/~rechumorjewish/

Thank you,

- The Moderators of Rec.Humor.Jewish

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Reject Crosspost

Your message has been rejected because it is crossposted to more than 4 usenet groups, which is against the charter of Rec.Humor.Jewish, or it is crossposted to another moderated group. Our software cannot accept submissions to more than one moderated group.

Please never take the rejection of a post from a moderated group personally, or take it to mean that you did something horribly wrong. Some groups have confusing names and therefore things that seem like they would be appropriate actually aren't. Sometimes you've posted something that the group for whatever reason doesn't want to read (such as a something which may offend some readers). Sometimes a moderator has just made a mistake. In all cases, responding to the rejection note with your questions is generally the best approach, particularly if you can avoid getting too upset about it (it's just a post, after all).

There's no need to apologize for having your post rejected; that is what the moderators are there for. It's also not necessarily an infrequent occurrence; it depends a great deal on the group. Some groups approve nearly everything; some groups are highly selective. Rec.Humor.Jewish falls in the middle - we try to approve virtually all posts that meet the criteria of "humor or the discussion of humor."

RHJ moderators are very appreciative of constructive suggestions on how we can make our rejection notices clearer or in general improve the newsgroup. If you're confused by the rejection, or if you feel it was in error, we encourage you to view this as an opportunity to voice your opinion. Your suggestions may help convince us that there is a better way of doing things.

We hope all of this helps. If you have any more questions, please do feel free to write back to us.

[note: thanks to Russ Allbery for the bulk of the above text.]

If you wish to appeal this decision before the RHJ board of moderators, please direct your queries to:

RHJ-board@kamens.brookline.ma.us

Please include a copy of your submission.

You can read the charter, FAQ, a brief discussion of netiquette, and other information about Rec.Humor.Jewish at: http://members.tripod.com/~rechumorjewish/

Thank you,

- The Moderators of Rec.Humor.Jewish

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Reject Copyright

Your message has been rejected because it appears to contain copyrighted material. The following may answer some of your questions about copyright.

RHJ's Frequently Asked Questions about Copyright

The FAQ provided by RHJ is simply an overview of some of your responsibilities under the most basic copyright laws, and provided to clear up common misconceptions. THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE. If you want legal advice on copyright matters, consult a copyright attorney.

*Can I post copyrighted material?

No, do not post copyrighted material. That means that you should not buy a Jewish humor book, type in the jokes, and post them, nor should you post the lyrics to a song. Copyright means that, generally speaking, only the author or copyright holder has the right to copy it.

*What are examples of items that are copyrighted?

- Newspaper articles and the text of radio and TV broadcasts.

- Movie dialogs

- Song lyrics

- Joke compilations

- Works from books no longer in print

- Modern translations of ancient texts

- Books, magazines, pamphlets

- Any other original work, published, printed, or recorded

*What about really old material (over 100 years)?

Although really old material is most likely unprotected, there may be underlying trademarks or other protections that you may not be aware of. For example, you cannot copy a *newly* translated story from a 100-year- old book, as the translation would be copyrighted.

*Can't I post under Fair Use?

Many people wrongly think that "fair use" applies if only a certain percentage of the document is used, or if they will not profit from it. In fact, there are many situations in which these kinds of uses are clear violations of copyright law. "Fair Use" Laws permit the use of portions of copyrighted text only for specific purposes under specific situations. Unless you are familiar with applicable Fair Use provisions, don't feel that you will be covered under Fair Use laws.

*Copyright facts:

- Copyright applies whether or not the circle-C or the word "copyright" appears.

- Simply giving credit or referencing the copyright is not a legal way to distribute a copyrighted work.

- Copyright law (under the Berne Convention) applies throughout most of the world (in one form or another). You should not copy items published in another country believing that you are "immune".

- If you reproduce a copyrighted work without specific permission, you have violated copyright law.

- If it's been floating around the net, or you found it on the web, the copyright status is not changed. Its common availability does not place it in the public domain.

- There is no exemption if you give credit to the copyright holder, if you acknowledge the copyright, or whether or not you charge for the reproduction.

- Although a minor transgression would most likely be dealt with gently by the copyright holder, they are under no obligation to do so. Violators of copyright laws can potentially face civil and/or criminal charges.

However, do note that many Jewish humor compendia are compilations of jokes in circulation. Once a joke is in circulation, publishing it does not give the "author" copyright protection for all the jokes. The author has only a "compilation copyright" preventing anyone from copying the work, significant subset, or superset.

An excellent synopsis of copyright is at Brad Templeton's site:

http://www.templetons.com/brad/copymyths.html

Please never take the rejection of a post from a moderated group personally, or take it to mean that you did something horribly wrong. Some groups have confusing names and therefore things that seem like they would be appropriate actually aren't. Sometimes you've posted something that the group for whatever reason doesn't want to read (such as a something which may offend some readers). Sometimes a moderator has just made a mistake. In all cases, responding to the rejection note with your questions is generally the best approach, particularly if you can avoid getting too upset about it (it's just a post, after all).

There's no need to apologize for having your post rejected; that is what the moderators are there for. It's also not necessarily an infrequent occurrence; it depends a great deal on the group. Some groups approve nearly everything; some groups are highly selective. Rec.Humor.Jewish falls in the middle - we try to approve virtually all posts that meet the criteria of "humor or the discussion of humor."

RHJ moderators are very appreciative of constructive suggestions on how we can make our rejection notices clearer or in general improve the newsgroup. If you're confused by the rejection, or if you feel it was in error, we encourage you to view this as an opportunity to voice your opinion. Your suggestions may help convince us that there is a better way of doing things.

We hope all of this helps. If you have any more questions, please do feel free to write back to us.

[note: thanks to Russ Allbery for the bulk of the above text.]

If you wish to appeal this decision before the RHJ board of moderators, please direct your queries to:

RHJ-board@kamens.brookline.ma.us

Please include a copy of your submission.

You can read the charter, FAQ, a brief discussion of netiquette, and other information about Rec.Humor.Jewish at:

http://members.tripod.com/~rechumorjewish/

Thank you,

- The Moderators of Rec.Humor.Jewish

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Reject Abuse

Your message has been rejected because you are in the list of persons and/or sites that have been abusing this newsgroup. All your messages will be rejected automatically.

If you wish to appeal this decision before the RHJ board of moderators, please direct your queries to:

RHJ-board@kamens.brookline.ma.us

Please include a copy of your submission.

You can read the charter, FAQ, a brief discussion of netiquette, and other information about Rec.Humor.Jewish at:

http://members.tripod.com/~rechumorjewish/

Thank you,

- The Moderators of Rec.Humor.Jewish

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