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Some administrative notes

Some of you have commented on the sudden volume of postings to the
AUDITORY list; there can be no doubt that traffic this month has
reached unprecedented levels.  For your amusement, I've counted
the number of postings per month for the past two years:

1997     13  17  48  32  55  41  22  15   7  14  32   5
1998     14  38  64  59  42  26  27  75  36 127

One option to reduce the burden on your mailbox from AUDITORY is to
switch to the "DIGEST" format, which instructs the listserver to send
you just one message per day, containing all that day's postings.
Individuals can opt for DIGEST format by sending a message like:

        To: listserv@lists.mcgill.ca
        set AUDITORY digest

.. which should generate an automatic confirmation.  (I've never
actually done this, but I believe it works - I'm taking this from the
online LISTSERV manual at http://www.lsoft.com/manuals/user/user.html ).

You can also temporarily suspend messages from the list (with
"set AUDITORY nomail") or remove yourself from the list directly
(with "signoff AUDITORY"), although you can of course still do this by
the traditional route of emailing your request to me or

The remainder of this message is my standard admin reminder.

 - - - - - - - - - - ~/AUDITORY/aperiodic-reminder - - - - - - - - - -
Messages for the entire list should be sent to AUDITORY@LISTS.MCGILL.CA
(case doesn't matter).  As an "anti-spam" measure, the Listserver will
reject messages if it doesn't recognize the "From:" address in your
message as exactly matching one of the list recipients.  Regrettably,
this results in a lot of false alarms; if you have trouble posting,
please just let me know so I can fix your address.

Requests to be removed from the list, notifications of changed
details, or inquiries from people wishing to join the list should
be sent to me at:


which is simply forwarded to dpwe@icsi.berkeley.edu .

The biographical database as well as an archive of postings are
available on the web and via ftp.  The entire member database
(about 1MB, plain ascii text) is at:


This page should probably be treated as privacy-sensitive, so please
don't make web links to it.  It is 'hidden' from casual browsing.

The home page for the list is:


which includes links to the postings archives, as well a few other
resources.  (The postings archives are also available
in the same FTP directory as the member-list, in files named
postings-1993, postings-1994 etc.)

-- DAn Ellis  <dpwe@icsi.berkeley.edu>  http://www.icsi.berkeley.edu/~dpwe/
   International Computer Science Institute  Berkeley  CA

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