Thanks for inquiring about 313. This list was set up by myself to be a
forum for the discussion of Detroit techno artists or artists directly
influenced by Detroit techno artists. That said, it would be no great
coincidence if the list followed the same progression as techno music
has. That is, just as the works of the original Detroiters has provided
the framework on which much of techno music has been built upon so too
should the stated purpose of the list serve as the basis for broader
For some historical perspective about the stated subject matter of the
list I encourage you to pick up a copy of Dan Sicko's book on the early
days of techno entitled
Consider it the unabridged version of the 313 FAQ.
The 313 mailing list is divided into two entities - 313 & 313-digest.
313 is the original mailing list that operates as described below,
313-digest is a version that queues up 313 email into 'digests'. A digest is sent when one of the following criteria has been met:
*accumulation of 30 messages since the last digest
*accumulation of 64 Kb worth of messages since the last digest
*passing of 48 hours since the last digest.
The digest version is completely dependent
on 313, there is nothing to be gained by subscribing to both. The only
benefit of the digest is that you get far less individual emails at
the expense of getting a single larger email at sporadic intervals.
For specifics on subscribing, unsubscribing, sending and receiving mail on 313, check out the first few questions of the FAQ.
Regarding Content and Community
313 content is not moderated and never will be, therefore we rely on 313 list members to 'self-police' 313 using the mechanisms described above. After five plus years 313 has become a community and should be thought of as
such. Like any community (Detroit included) 313 is only as strong as every member makes it. In that spirit we ask you respect the following principles:
Lets get back to the beats,
Spam is strictly prohibited, 313 list subscribers are not marketing fodder.
List subscribers are people, treat them as such, disrespective and disruptive
behavior will not be tolerated.
List members are here for a reason, keep your posts on topic, using 313 as chat
room is not permitted. Please note placing 'OT', standing for off-topic, or 'NRR',
standing for not really relevant, in the subject line in no way excuses you from
adhering to this rule.
Do not attempt to steal another list subscribers email identity (and, yes, this
has happened in past).
Do not repost private email to 313. Likewise do not reply to private email and
'CC' 313. This is both illegal (falling under the reproduction of an original
copyrighted work without permission) and highly unethical. Arguments belong in
private email, not in email that is addressed to 313, check your 'To: '
and 'CC: ' email header fields carefully before sending out email - it
may save you more embarassment than you thought possible.
Try not to swear. More and more corporate sites are using profanity firewalls
resulting in fellow 313 subscribers behind those firewalls missing out on what
you had to say.
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ADMIN EMERITI: Dan Sicko, Matt McQueen
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