A message posted to this address will be seen by approximately
registrar-types worldwide. Hence, this is not the appropriate address for requesting
changes in mail options or for help in using "Mailman". Personal messages
should never be posted here.
Paul Aucoin, email@example.com
In order to reach a group this size, it
will be tempting for vendors to want to post registrar-related products and services they
want to plug. Samford frowns on commercial solicitations on the free lists
that they support for the higher education community. Advertising is not allowed and will typically result in immediate removal from the
list. And anyone that posts a chain letter or get-rich-quick scheme to the list will be
IMMEDIATELY removed from the list.
There are some things you should (and shouldn't) do in order to be a good SCR-L
citizen. A few suggestions follow:
Confirmation messages - Some mail systems have a
setting whereby you can get an automatic confirmation that your message has been
received if the recipient has appropriate software. DO NOT use this option when
posting messages. If you do not disable this option, all 577 of us will see each of the confirmations, because they will
go to the list. Habitual offenders will be dealt with in a manner that will restrict their
participation in our club to a "read only" status.
Surveys - Please address replies to surveys ONLY to the
surveyor, who will summarize the responses to the list. Asking a survey question
implicitly binds you to post the results of the survey.
Quotes - Quote only significant parts of other
messages when responding to them. You should *NEVER* post the other person's
signature file in your response because it wastes bandwidth and all 600+ subscribers' time. Also, you can usually
delete large portions of the referenced message and still get your idea across. But don't
be too brief. Messages that say only "#1. Yes" and "#2. No" will
typically not be useful unless a part of the referenced question is included before the
Signatures - Left to their own whims, mail systems
will not always tell us who or where you are, so please be sure and include a
few lines at the bottom of your messages that tell us: Your Name and Title, Your
e-mail address, and Your institution. You can create a signature file to
do this for you automatically.
Personal Mail - Keep it off the list. Be sure to look at
the "To:" line in your mail header before transmitting a message. You
really don't want all of us to know who you are asking to lunch, etc.
Disclaimer - This is an unmoderated list, and
the listowners and Samford University do not accept liability for anything you say that
may later become part of a lawsuit.
Well, we hope this will give you a little head start at making sense of how the SCR-L
list works. If you need *any* help with the list or have any questions about
"mailman", please contact us at one of the aforementioned human addresses and
we'll be glad to help (or try point you to someone who can) or see
And don't forget to save this FAQ in a handy spot so you can refer to it
easily when you need to send a command to "mailman". "Bookmarking" this URL is a good way
to save it.
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