What follows is more-or-less boilerplate copy that may be of interest
in answering Jeremy's questioners.
Here are the names and nodes of some discussion lists dealing with RTF topics:
[log in to unmask]
[send SUB request to this address]
[log in to unmask] or IUBVM.UCS.INDIANA.EDU [re: film music]
[log in to unmask] or ECNUXA.BITNET
This list was more-or-less accurate as of January 1993; but things do
You can subscribe to these lists by sending the message:
SUBSCRIBE listname yourFirstName LastName
for example: send mail to LISTSERV@AUVM
leave subject line blank
with the message: SUBSCRIBE CINEMA-L YourFirstName LastName
Requests to subscribe or signoff must be sent to LISTSERV at the node address.
Messages to the whole list are addressed to [log in to unmask]
To get off a mailing list send the command UNSUBSCRIBE listname
to [log in to unmask] The command SIGNOFF will usually also do the job.
the rest is automatic.
What follows is some boilerplate copy that might help locate
lists of interest: SIGLISTS FILELIST and ACADLIST are academic;
there is also a long, descriptive list of all kinds of groups
but I don't remember any more.
In searching for a discussion group on particular topics first consult
the file which can be obtained from [log in to unmask] sending the
mailed command GET LISTSOF LISTS (note: both plural and no space after
first word "lists").
Other files that report on discussion groups:
LISTSERV@DARTCMS1 has a file called SIGLISTS FILELIST
LISTSERV@KENTVM has several files; the introduction is ACADLIST README
Both can be obtained by mail to the listserv with the GET command
As a >>last<< resort send a mail query to [log in to unmask]
That list issues a monthly digest of queries seeking lists on
various topics from, say, tropical fish to arcane diseases with
stops along the way at computer topics and other professional
Cal Pryluck, Radio-Television-Film, Temple University, Philadelphia
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