The Triplets list is for discussion
of issues concerning triplets and other multiples. It is an
open forum in which parents, relatives, doctors, nurses, researchers,
and others can discuss a wide range of topics. It is a support
network where one can learn how other families have dealt with
issues unique to raising multiples. It is a place where everyone
can share the joyous events that touch our lives.
Although the list title is "triplets"
discussion of all multiples are welcome. However it is expected
that discussions will lean towards triplets and more (quadruplets,
quintuplets and sextuplets - wow!) as information about raising
triplets and more is harder to come by.
Everyone is encouraged to participate
and tell others who may be interested in this list. We support
discussion of any facet of living with HOMs- from pregnancy
fears and information to what to do when they all want car insurance
at the same time. None of the information on the list is intended
to be taken as medical advice- it is merely the experiences
of other parents, and for health advice you should consult your
We welcome new members- it is traditional
to read the list for a couple of days to get a feel for it,
and then introduce yourself. Pregnancy/birth stories are always
welcome, as are the names of your kids, their gestation, and
anything else you would like to tell the list. This is optional,
but it is nice to know a little bit about each other.
How To Use This System
You can sign up for the Triplets
email list by visiting
To facilitate sharing of information
with everyone subscribed to the list, by default when you reply
to a message it will be sent to the list and everyone will receive
it. If you wish to reply privately, you must change the "reply-to"
address before sending the message.
Some of the readers of this list
may receive it at their place of business or conduct a large
amount of correspondence via e-mail. It is my experience that
the `Subject:' line is very important in conveying information
about the contents of a message. If the reader is very busy
s/he may choose to read or delete (without reading) the message
based on its subject. It is therefore recommended that the Subject
line reflect the contents of the message whenever possible.
Furthermore if the discussion shifts to another subject (e.g.
from diapers to college), please update the Subject line accordingly
when you reply.
"Flaming" (being malicious
in your email letters) WILL NOT be tolerated! If you disagree
with someone to the point of being rude, take it to private
mail please. If someone continues to "flame" he/she
will be warned by the owner of this list. If the warning does
not stop the "flames" then he/she will be removed
from the list.
This list is available in both
real-time (all messages immediately forwarded) and digested
(a single, collective message sent at the end of each day) versions.
Please try to keep your posts centered
around the topics of higher-order multiples. We are all busy,
and would prefer that the posts are kept on topic.
Use concise, informative subject
headings. For example, "Diaper Rash" is much more
clear than "6 month triplets", and will generate more
responses. Because there can be many messages during a day,
people should be able to tell from your subject heading what
the post is about.
Don't post "me,too" messages.
If you would like to send them, please just send them to the
original poster. 20 people sending "me,too" messages
can clog up a mailbox very quickly.
If in doubt, reply to the original
sender instead of to the entire list. An example would be congratulations
on new babies, or a welcome message to a new person in the group.
Few of us have unlimited computer time, and scrolling through
these type of messages can eat up time better spent reading
When responding to a post, quote
as little as possible from the original post. There is no need
to quote the entire post- it just eats up bandwidth.
Do not quote, redistribute, or
publicly respond to private email without the permission of
the original author.
Be forgiving of other people's
mistakes- they may not be as familiar with the list as you are.
Don't assume ill-intent- clarify questionable meanings through