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Darwin-L Message Log 2:1 (October 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

This is one message from the Archives of Darwin-L (1993–1997), a professional discussion group on the history and theory of the historical sciences.

Note: Additional publications on evolution and the historical sciences by the Darwin-L list owner are available on SSRN.


<2:1>From DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu  Fri Oct  1 00:19:57 1993

Date: Fri, 01 Oct 1993 01:26:36 -0400 (EDT)
From: DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu
Subject: List owner's monthly greeting
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Organization: University of NC at Greensboro

Greetings to all Darwin-L subscribers.  At the beginning of each month I
plan to send out a short note on the status of our group with a reminder of
basic commands.  Darwin-L is now just one month old, and we have more than
430 members from about 30 countries.  Our growth has been nothing short of
astonishing, and I am very grateful to all of you for your interest and
your many contributions.

I have recently had the default "reply-to" address for public messages
changed from the group's address (Darwin-L@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu) to the
address of the original sender of the message.  This means that when you
read a message from the group and type "reply" at your terminal, your reply
will most likely go to the individual person who sent the message rather
than the group as a whole.  This change is experimental, and I welcome
comments from members who feel that it either improves or degrades the
quality of our discussions.  The change is not meant to limit public
posting; indeed, I encourage people to continue posting publicly simply by
typing out the group's address (Darwin-L@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu) when sending
a message.  The change in the "reply-to" field will, however, cut down on
the number of error messages and personal messages that get sent to the
group by mistake, and so lighten the mail burden somewhat.  As I said, I
welcome comments on whether this change is beneficial or not; please send
them privately to darwin@iris.uncg.edu.

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 (listserv@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu),
not to the address of the group as a whole (Darwin-L@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu).
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extraneous text, as command will be read and processed by the listserv
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I thank you all for your continuing interest in Darwin-L.

Bob O'Hara, Darwin-L list owner

Robert J. O'Hara (darwin@iris.uncg.edu)
Center for Critical Inquiry and Department of Biology
100 Foust Building, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, North Carolina 27412 U.S.A.

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