Before we all rest and relax....(reminder)
settummanque, or blackeagle (blkeagle@DYNASTY.NET)
Sun, 14 Dec 1997 00:49:44 -0600
I wanted to take this opportunity first to welcome those to our "virtural
Roundtable that NEVER ends!" I hope that you've found here at Scouts-L new
ways of doing your role within your youth organization or group; some new
songs or skits or ways to bring those old ones alive in your group; some
answers to some of your questions about "why do we have to do it this way"
Most of all, I sincerely hope that you'll find here some new friends and as
many that have rejoined us here this year, you've rekindled some old
friendships from years or months past.
As it is the custom, many of us will be leaving Scouts-L for the festival
holiday seasons, which start this weekend and move onward toward the start
of 1998. I join with other members of the Scouts-L "admin and support team"
in wishing you, your family and friends, and those whom you work for and
with the very best of warm greetings during this holiday season. May you
stay warm and dry and always have in your heart room for one more.
Because many of us will be "turning our machines off" during this period,
here's some handy tips to keep you "in dutch" with our Listowner. Using
these tips will keep him home with his family and friends during the
holidays, and will keep his heart and spirit bright instead of having to
think about "has the server crashed?? Can everyone still get their daily
emails?" and other questions better asked and answered once he's back from
the holiday break.
These tips are taken from the WELCOME posting that each of us have received
when we first sign-on here along with two other notes which just make sense:
*Remember that we are STILL limited to 50 email postings each day, and that
holiday greetings, like everything else, is still countable against that
50-per-day count. With so many people here "around the fire", all of us
exchanging greetings all at the same time will cause problems. So please,
send a note to each of the folks you wish to send postings to and wish them
"Happy Holidays" WITHOUT sending to the list at large. If you need a
listing of "everyone on the list", send a posting to the unmanned LISTSERVER
and in the body of the posting, type
REVIEW SCOUTS-L (enter)
and send it to the listserver. You'll get back a listing of everyone that
is on the list and have allowed for their addresses and names to be released
"in the open".
Also consider that sending a posting to lots of people can be considered
"spamming" according to some Internet providers; so ASK FIRST before SENDING
such a large amount of email at one time!!
*Remember also that there will be some folks that will NOT "turn off" their
email but rather "let it build up" while they visit family and friends out
of town or even across town for a few days. By being patient for them to
respond back with you instead of reposting the same note several times, also
keeps the number of postings down while at the same time, doesn't cause Jon
or Gary to "peek into the server" and insure that everything's going well
when they don't have to.
>From the WELCOME posting:
I know a lot of SCOUTS-L users out there will lose their computer
accounts due to the end of a semester. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE remember to
"unsubscribe" from SCOUTS-L before you lose your account. In case you don't
understand, every bounced piece of SCOUTS-L mail ends up being sent to me.
This is very frustrating on a busy day when I
receive about 5-10 bounced postings for every note that goes out to
SCOUTS-L ... and we have had some pretty busy days!
To unsubscribe, send email to LISTSERV@TCUBVM.IS.TCU.EDU with the following
The Listserv is a computer that accepts commands or inquiries. THERE IS
NOBODY PHYSICALLY AT THE LISTSERV ADDRESS!
The commands to LISTSERV are contained in the body of your email
message. A good command to start with is "HELP". Other useful
commands to LISTSERV are:
UNSUBSCRIBE SCOUTS-L Signoff your id from SCOUTS-L
SET SCOUTS-L NOMAIL To stop list mail temporarily
SET SCOUTS-L DIGEST Turn ON the digest feature
SET SCOUTS-L MAIL To turn ON mail again (reset
SET SCOUTS-L REPRO To receive a copy of your
QUERY SCOUTS-L To see your distribution
REVIEW SCOUTS-L Get a copy of SCOUTS-L
subscription list and list
INDEX SCOUTS-L Get an index of SCOUTS-L files
GET SCOUTS-L LOGyymm SCOUTS-L Get a particular log file
GET SCOUTPCX BSADSK0 SCOUTS-L Get a file from the archives
For those of you who read SCOUTS-L only once-per-day, have trouble
keeping up with the volume of email postings, or those who are only
reading SCOUTS-L and don't intend to post, the DIGEST feature may be
what you need. Once set, you will receive ONLY one posting per day
that contains all postings consolidated into a neat package.
To set this option, send email to LISTSERV@TCUBVM.IS.TCU.EDU with the
SET SCOUTS-L DIGEST
to revert back to normal receipt of individual messages:
SET SCOUTS-L MAIL
A special note to those who reply to a digested SCOUTS-L is to change
the subject line to something appropriate.
Before we all let the fire cool down a bit and watch the snowfall, the rain
drops, or the wind move the remaining leaves around, please take a little
time and review the above.
Finally, let's not forget that many of our national organizations have
obligated us and our youth members toward a period of service and goodwill
toward others. This year, I ask you to please take a look around your own
youth service program and see if there's someone within your own
organization or group that can use a little help. The National Broadcasting
Company (NBC)'s _Dateline_ program two weeks ago profiled several families,
including the family of a Scouter, that were going through some rather
difficult times. Take a look around your group, your organization, and
invite those that may be having a hard time this year into your homes for
dinner. Ask to take care of their children while they are out doing
Christmas shopping or just "taking an evening for themselves". Ask to help
with getting them around town if they don't have a car or truck. Most of
all, ASK. It's a shame that in many communities, the only way that folks
that really need help the most can get it is by going to the media. In our
"villages" and "communities", we need to truly look after each other....it's
a good lesson for our youth to emulate and it's a good way to assure
ourselves and others that "we're not doing it for ourselves..."
Have a safe, healthy and enjoyable holiday period and please come back to
join us all here around this "virtural fire" come the first of the new year!
(c) 1997 Mike Walton ("no such thing as strong coffee,...") (502) 827-9201
(settummanque, the blackeagle) http://dynasty.net/users/blkeagle
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