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Re: [dinosaur] Dinosaur Mailing List subscriptions and other issues



Thanks, Ben.  Anyone who has issues or questions about the Dinosaur
Mailing List should contact the list owners Mickey Rowe
(mickeyprowe@gmail.com) and/or Mary Kirkaldy (mkirkaldy@aol.com /
mkirkaldy@gmail.com).
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On Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 5:18 PM, Ben Creisler <bcreisler@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Ben Creisler
> bcreisler@gmail.com
>
> Just to clarify, I'm not in charge of the Dinosaur Mailing List. Since I
> post new refs  and news items to the DML, people have contacted me about
> problems with posting to the lists or about subscriptions to the lists.
>
>
>
>
>
> First, a reminder.
>
>
> The DML and the Vrtpaleo lists were recently updated to allow messages that
> are not in plain text (a headache in the past that rendered some posts
> unreadable to many people). The list email addresses were also changed.
> List members' addresses were automatically updated. However, if people use
> the older email addresses (without -l@ inserted), they will get error
> messages. Check your email system to see if the old address is still being
> inserted.
>
>
>
> The correct current address to post to the DML is:
>
>
> dinosaur-l@usc.edu
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>
>
> NOTE that -l is a lower case "L"--not a 1 (think of "list").
>
>
>
> ===
>
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> SUBSCRIPTIONS
>
>
> For current information on the lists and how to subscribe or unsubscribe,
> see the following links:
>
>
> https://mymaillists.usc.edu/sympa/help/
>
>
> and in particular, the "user" sublink:
>
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> https://mymaillists.usc.edu/sympa/help/user
>
>
>
> **
>
> SUBSCRIBING TO A LIST
>
>
>
> To subscribe to the Dinosaur Mailing List:
>
>
>
> Send a message to sympa@mymaillists.usc.edu from the address you want to use
> to subscribe to the list.
>
>
> sympa@mymaillists.usc.edu
>
>
> In the subject line, put:
>
>
> subscribe dinosaur-l First Name Last Name
>
>
>
> And, of course,  change "First Name Last Name" to your name or the name you
> want to use.
>
>
>
> For example:
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> subscribe dinosaur-l Donald Duck
>
>
>
> Leave the message body blank.
>
>
>
> You should receive a message to let you know if your subscription request
> was accepted.
>
>
> ===
>
>
> UNSUBSCRIBING FROM A LIST
>
>
> From the address with which you subscribed to the list, send a email message
> to sympa@mymaillists.usc.edu.
>
>
> In the subject line of your email, type in:
>
>
> unsubscribe dinosaur-l
>
>
>
>
> Leave the message body blank.
>
>
>
> ===
>
>
> CHANGING YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
>
>
> If you want to change the email address that you use to receive a mailing
> list,  simply unsubscribe from your existing email address and resubscribe
> using the new address you want to use.
>
>
>
> =======
>
>
> REPLYING TO POSTS
>
>
> If you respond to a post on a list, be sure to check if your message is
> going to an individual or is being posted to the whole DML list. This can
> sometimes be a problem.
>
>
> =====
>
>
>
>
> MORE DINOSAUR MAILING LIST ISSUES
>
>
> The Dinosaur Mailing List Archive is posted at:
>
>
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__dml.cmnh.org_&d=DwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=Ry_mO4IFaUmGof_Yl9MyZgecRCKHn5g4z1CYJgFW9SI&m=RrpJrLxZW-hLtAtzLUkm_pPeLtZcWYOkqU8IBradDCs&s=XMGicLG9BXs7rOuMZJZCea3Yjg_KsxKxyo-cU1qcT8M&e=
>  
>
>
> This is a resource that dates back to the 1990s and shows up in searches on
> Google, Bing, etc. Before Facebook and Twitter and the proliferation of
> blogs and webpages, the DML was the place many researchers communicated or
> discussed dinosaur-related and other topics. These discussions still happen
> on the DML sometimes. As a personal project, I have tried to keep the DML a
> resource for new research by posting new papers and news items.
>
>
>
> NOTE: The FAQs and subscription information for the DML have not been
> updated (the email is the old one) and now go to error pages.
>
>
> The DML (unlike the Vrtpaleo list) imposes some major restrictions on
> subject matter that can be posted to the list. Unfortunately, the
> administrative message explaining these restrictions is no longer accessible
> from the DML FAQ links.
>
>
> People can be temporarily (or permanently) kicked of the DML for personal
> attacks or for providing links to, or other information about, pending sales
> of fossils (including simply mentioning the auction house, gallery, seller,
> etc. by name). Other off-limits  topics include some non- or
> anti-evolutionary ideas.
>
>
> BLOCKED POSTS ON THE DML
>
>
> DML posted items  go through a spam blocker. This can be a particular
> problem because certain words or phrases can prevent a post from appearing
> on the list.  I sometimes have had to reword posts to get them through the
> spam blocker. In other cases, I don't know why some posts are blocked.
>
>
>
> The URL weblinks that appear in posts are also redirected through a security
> filter. This extra step means that the weblink people may see in an email
> text they receive is not the original URL the sender put in the original
> message.
>
>
>
> ====
>
>