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AUDITORY: how to get daily digest format

I enclose some admin information for the AUDITORY list, including the
mechanism for changing your subscription to once-daily digests, with
summary lines at the top.

Thanks to DeLiang for the reminder and for showing us the
CONNECTIONIST's charter.  I actually think the AUDITORY list works
rather well as a less formally defined discussion forum, although
there is always the danger of descent into 'noisy' mayhem.  Moderation
might be nice, but it would also completely change the character of the
list (and of course would involve more work for the moderator).

Just as an example, my personal usage pattern is that I get the
once-daily digests, which I usually just scan.  Then, when I have
time, I go back to the web archives (now at
http://www.auditory.org/postings ) to read through an entire sequence
of messages on a particular topic.

Please let me know if you have suggestions on how to improve the list
or the web site.

-- DAn Ellis <dpwe@ee.columbia.edu> http://www.ee.columbia.edu/~dpwe/
   Dept. of Elec. Eng., Columbia Univ., New York NY 10027 (212) 854-8928
   AUDITORY list administrator

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Subject: Aperiodic admin reminder
From:    Dan Ellis  <dpwe@ee.columbia.edu>
Date:    $Date: 2001/04/26 15:38:09 $

Dear List -

Here's a reminder of some administration details for the email list

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.

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 (this is taken from
the online LISTSERV manual at
http://www.lsoft.com/manuals/user/user.html ).

The biographical database as well as an archive of postings are
available on the web.  An experimental interface is available at:

        http://www.auditory.org/ audindex.html

(note: you have to remove the space to make this URL work)
I feel that this file is somewhat sensitive from a privacy point
of view, so I would request that you do *not* make any links to
it.  That way we can keep it out of Web indexes, and it will only
be accessed by those who know the address.

Members can edit their own database entries (including changing the
email address used, or inactivating/reactivating the account) via a
web page.  There is a randomly-generated 'password' required; clicking
the link at the bottom of the page displaying your record (accessed
via the audindex link above) will send the edit URL, including
password, to your email address as registered on the list.  Also, I am
happy to generate the URL and mail it to you directly.

The home page for the list is:


which includes links to the postings archives, as well a few other
resources.  (The postings archives and the member-list are also
available for download via HTTP as plain files in the AUDITORY
directory under member-list, postings-1993.gz, postings-1994.gz etc.)

To be removed from the list, you can use the web interface described
above.  New subscriptions can also be initiated via the web, at:


Alternatively, these or any other admin matters can be sent to me at:


which is simply forwarded to dpwe@ee.columbia.edu .

-- DAn Ellis <dpwe@ee.columbia.edu> http://www.ee.columbia.edu/~dpwe/
   Dept. of Elec. Eng., Columbia University, New York NY 10027 (212) 854-8928
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