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Subject: List Listings
From: Cyndi Norman <cnorman @ best . com>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 1997 02:26:30 -0700 (PDT)
To: List-Managers @ GreatCircle . COM
Cc: cnorman @ shellx . best . com
Reply-to: cnorman @ best . com

   Date: Wed, 23 Apr 1997 19:30:01 -0400
   From: Vince Sabio <wavelet @
 colossus .
 arl .

   ** Sometime around 17:17 -0005 4/23/97, James B. Byrne said:

   >Perhaps this displays my profound ignorance but why don't the 
   >"list" indices only provide a  "contact" e-mail address 
   >rather than the list addresses.  Then the value of having the 
   >information readily accessible is maintained, but in a format only 
   >really of use to an individual seeking a list on a specific 

I prefer this too, but each list manager should be able to specify.

My first choice is a link to my webpage.  Then I get to control (and
update) the info given and the user gets a full description of the list
plus a full set of subscription instructions ( lists must use
"Bestserv" software and it's not like anything else).  Of course, this
option only works for lists of lists on webpages.

My next choice is a brief description of how to use the server software
(with server address) plus a contact address for questions.

If someone gives out the list address as a web link, I ask them to change
it.  I don't mind it when it's part of a full listing for my list.  Though
now I have subscribers-only posting set so it doesn't matter :).

I also don't want a contact address only listing because then I get tons of
"how do I subscribe?" letters.


"There's nothing wrong with me.  Maybe there's                     Cyndi Norman
something wrong with the universe." (ST:TNG)                   cnorman @
 best .

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