[S] Information on S-News

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Wed, 1 Jul 1998 05:30:00 -0500 (CDT)


INFORMATION ON S-NEWS

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The full introduction message contains additional information on the
following topics.

1. S-news objectives and appropriate use.
2. S-news addresses and subscriptions.
3. To unsubscribe...
4. Replying to messages on S-news.
5. General guidelines for posting to S-news.
6. S-news archives.
7. Mail exploders.
8. Who maintains the s-news list?
9. What should I do if I have questions or comments about list policies or
management? (The "s-news-advisory" list.)
10. Features of the Washington University list server.
11. Important list management commands.

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S-NEWS OBJECTIVES AND APPROPRIATE USE

S-news is the discussion group on the S and S-plus systems for
statistics, graphics, and programming. Appropriate topics must be
related to S/S-plus, including programming and usage questions and
suggestions, problem reports, and announcements of new software
(contributed and commercial), books and articles, and conferences and
educational events. Short job announcements are also acceptable. Long
advertisements and commercial messages that are not specifically relevant
to S/S-plus are not acceptable.
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S-NEWS ADDRESSES

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All subscription and unsubscription requests and other list management
commands should be sent to

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Messages that require human intervention should be sent to

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but you should make use of the automatic list processor commands whenever
they cover the situation.
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IMPORTANT LIST MANAGEMENT COMMANDS

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should be in the body of the message, not in the subject line. If your
mailer puts a signature at the end of the message, put the command
end
after your list commands so the signature is not interpreted as
commands. NEVER send commands to s-news! (NEVER!)

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