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From:  "Angus B. Grieve-Smith"
Date:  Mon May 11, 1998  2:55 pm

On Mon, 11 May 1998, Pbbtttt wrote:

> To: SignWriting List
> Subject: Re: Hello SignWriting List!!

> Hi Valerie, Some how I am getting mail that other people are sending
> you. Is something wrong with AOL, or is that the way the mailing
> list works?

If you look at your headers before you reply, you'll see that
the To: field is set to SW-L. Anything sent to that address will get
sent to everyone on the list. Valerie's address is
What's happening is that these people are
replying to these emails from Valerie without realizing that they're
sending to everyone on the list.

It is possible to have replies sent to the sender alone by
default; I discussed that with Paul when he took control of SLLING-L,
and I don't know why he didn't do this with the new SW-L.

In any case, everyone please note that a lot of people get
annoyed when you don't take the time to check where your message is
going from. They don't like getting personal messages or
"unsubscribe" messages. They will then try and unsubscribe
themselves, and further clutter up everyone else's mailbox. I've seen
this happen on a number of lists. So everyone please STAY CALM and
take the time to figure out what you're doing before you fire off
these messages.

Another thing I can't stress enough is the importance of
READING ALL YOUR MAIL before you reply to a message. I can't tell you
the number of redundant messages I've seen because people missed an
explanation that was sent later.

-Angus B. Grieve-Smith
Linguistics Department
The University of New Mexico

  Replies Author Date
54 (no subject) Fortuna Tue  5/12/1998
177 (no subject) Akehurst Sun  5/31/1998
183 Champion Schools Valerie Sutton Tue  6/2/1998
251 (no subject) Roving Reporter Tue  7/14/1998
252 SignLink Dictionary Valerie Sutton Tue  7/14/1998
258 Menus In Signs Valerie Sutton Wed  7/15/1998
298 (no subject) Matthew B. Romero Fri  8/21/1998
381 (no subject) Nora Edwardsen Mosand Thu  9/24/1998
435 (no subject) Mary Goggin Wed  10/14/1998

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