SCOUTS-L Listserv Info
Jon Eidson (EIDSON@TCUBVM.BITNET)
Thu, 15 Oct 1992 07:38:09 CDT
Its amazing the way you find some things out :) ... but this morning
I discovered that the listserv for SCOUTS-L had shut down. Well it
turn out that there is a limit of 50 messages a day. You guys/gals
have been pretty active lately :) I REALLY appreciate the quality of
the message being sent, but the volume is beginning to get a little
So ... just remember: Try, try, try to respond to individuals as much
as possible, and then for that individual to post a summary of replys.
Second: Do NOT quote entire articles... we all get them! Just quote
the appropriate 1 or 2 sentences (learn how to delete lines). Finally,
we have review a lot of topics over the past few years and all messages
are archived (so far... but disk space is filling up). The listserv
has an extremely powerful database search technique. It is poorly
documented in a file called "LISDB MEMO" available at most listserv
site. While the doc is really bad, the feature is powereful. An
example query might be:
"SEARCH WEBELOS AND RECOGNITION IN SCOUTS-L"
This query will give you a list of all postings which contained the
words "WEBELOS" and "RECOGNITION" and list the subject lines and
author. Give it a whirl sometime.
Anyway, I'm off Friday, preparing for our District Camporee (I got
"volunteered" into running it :) Since its my first, I'm a little
nervious that all will work out.
Thanks for all the great work ya'll do for scouting and with the list.
Yours in Scouting,
Jon Eidson (listowner, SCOUTS-L) EIDSON@TCUBVM.bitnet
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City