Darwin-L Message Log 2:94 (October 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<2:94>From DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu  Mon Oct 18 11:29:41 1993

Date: Mon, 18 Oct 1993 12:36:29 -0400 (EDT)
From: DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu
Subject: Clarification re: RFD: sci.evolution.human
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Organization: University of NC at Greensboro

Just a quick note of clarification on "RFD: sci.evolution.human".

Danny Yee's note on sci.evolution.human (which was perfectly welcome here) was
a forwarded copy of a formal "Request for Discussion" he had posted to the
USENET discussion group "news.groups".  "news.groups" is a discussion group on
the USENET network that exists specifically for the purpose of discussing
proposals of new USENET groups, and for formally voting on whether such groups
should be established.  A "Request for Discussion" is a formal document posted
to news.groups, and USENET has a whole administrative structure and set of
procedures for this sort of thing.  The requested discussions are meant to
take place on news.groups itself, and the only postings that have any effect
on the process are those that are made to the news.groups section of USENET.
The USENET administrative structure is something completely independent of
listserv and similar mailing lists.

I realize that many people here don't have access to USENET and may not be
familiar with this procedure, so I thought this note of clarification might be
helpful.  If you are interested in the sci.evolution.human newsgroup and don't
have USENET access you might want to get in touch with Danny Yee directly
(danny@cs.su.oz.au), or ask your local computer center for a connection.

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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