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Re: [BKARTS] Your message to BOOK_ARTS-L-request@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU



I did not send a message.

> From: "L-Soft list server at Syracuse University (1.8d)"
> <LISTSERV@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
> Reply-To: "Book_Arts-L: READ THE FAQ at http://www.philobiblon.com"
> <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
> Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2002 05:08:28 -0400
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
> Subject: [BKARTS] Your message to BOOK_ARTS-L-request@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
>
> Sat, 15 Jun 2002 05:08:28
>
> Your message  to BOOK_ARTS-L-request@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU has  been forwarded
> to the "list owners" (the people who manage the BOOK_ARTS-L list). If you
> wanted to reach a human being, you used the correct procedure and you can
> ignore  the remainder  of this  message.  If you  were trying  to send  a
> command for the computer to execute, please read on.
>
> The BOOK_ARTS-L list  is managed by a LISTSERV  server. LISTSERV commands
> should    always    be   sent    to    the    "LISTSERV"   address,    ie
> LISTSERV@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU. LISTSERV never tries  to process messages sent
> to the  BOOK_ARTS-L-request address; it  simply forwards them to  a human
> being, and acknowledges receipt with the present message.
>
> The "listname-request" convention originated on  the Internet a long time
> ago. At  the time, lists were  always managed manually, and  this address
> was defined as an alias for the  person(s) in charge of the mailing list.
> You would write to the  "listname-request" address to ask for information
> about the list, ask  to be added to the list,  make suggestions about the
> contents and policy, etc. Because this  address was always a human being,
> people  knew and  expected to  be  talking to  a  human being,  not to  a
> computer.  Unfortunately, some  recent  list  management packages  screen
> incoming  messages  to  the  "listname-request" address  and  attempt  to
> determine whether they are requests to  join or leave the list. They look
> for words such as "subscribe," "add,"  "leave," "off," and so on. If they
> decide your message is  a request to join or leave  the list, they update
> the list automatically;  otherwise, they forward the message  to the list
> owners. Naturally, this means that if  you write to the list owners about
> someone else's  unsuccessful attempts to  leave the list, you  stand good
> chances of  being automatically removed  from the list, whereas  the list
> owners will never receive your message. No one really benefits from this.
> There is no  reliable mechanism to contact a human  being for assistance,
> and you can never  be sure whether your request will  be interpreted as a
> command or as a message to the list owners. This is why LISTSERV uses two
> separate addresses, one for the people in  charge of the list and one for
> the computer  that runs it.  This way you  always know what  will happen,
> especially if you are writing in a language other than English.
>
> In  any case,  if your  message was  a LISTSERV  command, you  should now
> resend it  to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU.  The list  owners know  that you
> have  received this  message  and may  assume that  you  will resend  the
> command  on your  own. You  will find  instructions for  the most  common
> administrative requests below.
>
> *********************
> * TO LEAVE THE LIST *
> *********************
>
> Write to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU and, in  the text of your message (not
> the subject line), write: SIGNOFF BOOK_ARTS-L
>
> ********************
> * TO JOIN THE LIST *
> ********************
>
> Write to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU and, in  the text of your message (not
> the subject line), write: SUBSCRIBE BOOK_ARTS-L
>
> ************************
> * FOR MORE INFORMATION *
> ************************
>
> Write to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU and, in  the text of your message (not
> the subject  line), write:  "HELP" or "INFO"  (without the  quotes). HELP
> will give you a  short help message and INFO a list  of the documents you
> can order.
>
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