Admin: biodiversity.uno.edu, list activity
g.read at niwa.cri.nz
Tue Jul 31 21:07:16 EST 2001
Gidday Annelida members,
I need to trouble you with some administrivia.
1) Annelid Resources site. Unfortunately biodiversity.uno.edu, the machine
which, by courtesy of Julian Humphries, carries the Annelid Resources
pages (aliased as www.annelida.net), and also the Delta taxonomy software
site, went OFFLINE some days ago. Resuscitation is being attempted by its
owner. Should this be ultimately unsuccessful another home will be rapidly
found for the Annelid pages. You will always be able to find it as the simple
URL www.annelida.net. I'll keep you posted on developments.
2) Attachments in emails sent to me or to the Annelida list. These days
these are often spam or virii. I simply delete attached files I haven't been
expecting without opening them UNLESS it is abundantly clear from the
subject line that they are intended for me personally and relate to worm
research. If your local network managers don't offer similar advice to you
I'd be surprised. Attached files will not be sent to the list - if necessary I will
put them on the web somewhere where they can be picked up.
3) Reply editing. I would appreciate it if previous messages are not
unnecessarily quoted in full in replies to Annelida list. While it may be
quick and easy to NOT edit down the message one is replying to, it simply
means I have to do it for you. Those unfortunates who appear to have no
control at all over the portion of their emails that they don't type themselves
(including the previous message, the 'hotmail' adverts, and the corporate
legal disclaimers) have my full sympathy. I will thus delete such extraneous
verbiage for them when deemed appropriate. Excessively long 'signatures' I
also view with a jaundiced eye, but mostly tolerate. Nevertheless, I doubt I
really need to know all your phone and fax numbers and postal detail in a
routine list mail. I, & everybody else, do need your preferred e-mail
address however. Don't miss that out. Most email programs should allow
you to create a different brief signature for use in lists.
4) Reply to the list. There is no 'Reply To' header in Annelida messages.
Therefore replies by default go privately to the previous poster. This can
make for a quiet list. Not a good thing. My view of lists is that if I have to
'suffer' the question in my mail I should be 'rewarded' with a reply too. Also
as moderator I may step in with an attempt at a reply if there is apparently
none forthcoming. If you're knowledgeable on the subject then please
reply to the list. Then we all benefit.
Thanks, & thanks to those who read 2, 3, & 4, but are model net citizens
Regards to all,
Geoff Read <g.read at niwa.cri.nz>
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