Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2000 10:47:22 -0400
Reply-To: Barbara Passmore <passmore@DATASYS.NET>
Sender: Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Barbara Passmore <passmore@DATASYS.NET>
Subject: Re: Alabama listserv
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Rusty, if I may, I would like to explain that the list to which you refer
is indeed a mailing
list, but an internet list in the nature that hotmail is a mailer and it is
not a Listserv
This is taken from the LISTSERV manual:
"LISTSERV (R) is a registered trademark licensed to L-Soft international, Inc."
I have an eGroups list myself -- don't laugh - called BarbarasLaughList in
few friends share jokes.
Lists that are listserv lists are GABO-L (from the University of Georgia),
FLORIDABIRDS-L (University of Florida), BirdChat, BirdEast, etc.,
Arizona), and many others. All listservs share commands in common and have
fantastic programs for archiving. The universities I deal with have a
staff to assist in forming and running the lists.
It would be hoped that all birding lists could be Listserv lists but
it is easy to set up the commercial internet lists which work fine for small
Advertising is the cost of these lists unless someone wants to pay
a charge to prevent the advertising. Unlike university based lists, there
are no rules from the list barring commercial advertising by the subscribers.
Some may view this as an advantage.
To conclude, the proper reference should be, no, there is no Listserv mailing
list, but there is an eGroups.com (note the"com") internet list.
Just for the record. :-)
At 08:11 AM 10/6/00 -0600, you wrote:
>Alabama does have a listserv and here are the details.
>Post message: email@example.com
>List owner: firstname.lastname@example.org
>ALBIRDS website: http://www.egroups.com/group/albirds
>AOS website: http://www.bham.net/aos
>From: Andrew Madison [mailto:madison@WAYFOX.WAY.PEACHNET.EDU]
>Sent: Friday, October 06, 2000 7:44 AM
>Subject: [GABO-L] Alabama listserv
>Does anybody know if there is a birding listserv for Alabama? If you know
>of one, could you please send me the email address?
>- Andy Madison
>Phone: (912) 285-6138
>2001 South Georgia Parkway
>Waycross, Georgia 31503