From: Willard McCarty <email@example.com> (93)
Subject: List owner's monthly greeting
The following is a copy of the monthly greeting sent out to all members
of DARWIN-L by its editor. Would you recommend that I adopt this practice
>Date: Sun, 01 Oct 1995 01:09:46 -0400 (EDT)
>X-Listprocessor-Version: 7.1 -- ListProcessor by CREN
>Greetings to all Darwin-L subscribers. On the first of every month I send
>out a short note on the status of our group, along with a reminder of basic
>commands. For additional information about the group please visit the
>Darwin-L Web Server (http://rjohara.uncg.edu).
>Darwin-L is an international discussion group for professionals in the
>historical sciences. The group is not devoted to any particular discipline,
>such as evolutionary biology, but rather seeks to promote interdisciplinary
>comparisons across the entire range of palaetiology. Darwin-L currently
>has more than 600 members from over 30 countries.
>Because Darwin-L does have a large membership and is sometimes a high-volume
>discussion group it is important for all participants to try to keep their
>postings as substantive as possible so that we can maintain a favorable
>"signal-to-noise" ratio. Personal messages should be sent by private e-mail
>rather than to the group as a whole. Subscribers who feel burdened from
>time to time by the volume of their Darwin-L mail may wish to take advantage
>of the digest option described below.
>Because different mail systems work differently, not all subscribers see
>the e-mail address of the original sender of each message in the message
>header (some people only see "Darwin-L" as the source). It is therefore
>very important to include your name and e-mail address at the end of every
>message you post so that everyone can identify you and reply privately if
>appropriate. Remember also that in most cases when you type "reply" in
>response to a message from Darwin-L your reply is sent to the group as a
>whole, rather than to the original sender.
>The following are the most frequently used listserv commands that Darwin-L
>members may wish to know. All of these commands should be sent as regular
>e-mail messages to the listserv address (firstname.lastname@example.org),
>not to the address of the group as a whole (Darwin-L@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu).
>In each case leave the subject line of the message blank and include no
>extraneous text, as the command will be read and processed by the listserv
>program rather than by a person. To join the group send the message:
> SUBSCRIBE DARWIN-L Your Name
> For example: SUBSCRIBE DARWIN-L John Smith
>To cancel your subscription send the message:
> UNSUBSCRIBE DARWIN-L
>If you feel burdened by the volume of mail you receive from Darwin-L you
>may instruct the listserv program to deliver mail to you in digest format
>(one message per day consisting of the whole day's posts bundled together).
>To receive your mail in digest format send the message:
> SET DARWIN-L MAIL DIGEST
>To change your subscription from digest format back to one-at-a-time
>delivery send the message:
> SET DARWIN-L MAIL ACK
>To temporarily suspend mail delivery (when you go on vacation, for example)
>send the message:
> SET DARWIN-L MAIL POSTPONE
>To resume regular delivery send either the DIGEST or ACK messages above.
>For a comprehensive introduction to Darwin-L with notes on our scope and
>on network etiquette, and a summary of all available commands, send the
> INFO DARWIN-L
>To post a public message to the group as a whole simply send it as regular
>e-mail to the group's address (Darwin-L@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu).
>I thank you all for your continuing interest in Darwin-L and in the
>interdisciplinary study of the historical sciences.
>Bob O'Hara, Darwin-L list owner
>Robert J. O'Hara (email@example.com)
>Center for Critical Inquiry in the Liberal Arts and Department of Biology
>100 Foust Building, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
>Greensboro, North Carolina 27412 U.S.A.