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 I hadn't taken a look at the SCREEN-L list of subscribers lately
 (which anyone can do by sending the message REV SCREEN-L to
 [log in to unmask]) and I was startled to note when I did that
 we've topped the 500 mark!
 
 We've come quite a way from our humble beginnings 2.5 years ago
 (the Paleolithic era in computer time).  It's been fun watching
 SCREEN-L grow, and ebb and flow (if that's not a too badly mixed
 metaphor).
 
 Thanks to one and all for participating!
 
 And now, our monthly rehearsal of the Founding Principles:
 
The subject heading on this message will always be "SCREEN-L
Principles and Guidelines," so hardy veterans will be able to
scotch it with little muss or fuss.  Comments on this message
should be sent to the SCREEN-L coordinator, Jeremy Butler
([log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]).
 
 
                       SCREEN-L'S FOUNDING PRINCIPLE
 
   SCREEN-L is designed for persons teaching, researching, and
   making film and television--whether they are film/TV
   educators, students, professionals, media librarians, or
   self-schooled fans.  Discussion, therefore, is invited
   regarding film/TV criticism, theory, history, production
   issues, and teaching.
 
   In other words, SCREEN-L messages should somehow relate to
   the >study< of film and TV, not just the casual enjoyment of
   these media.  This is interpreted rather broadly.  Postings
   to SCREEN-L need not be dry, didactic treatises from which
   all joy has been crushed.  But also, they should not noodle
   on about, say, the poster's penchant for full-lipped actors.
 
   CINEMA-L, a lively list also devoted to film, provides an
   entertaining forum for folks wanting to chat more informally
   about the movies.  Its address is [log in to unmask]  There are
   other film and TV lists available as well.  Contact Jeremy
   Butler for more details.
 
 
                            SCREEN-L GUIDELINES
 
1. SCREEN-L messages should maintain a sense of collegial
   respect for SCREEN-L's subscribers, even when disagreeing
   with the opinions of others.
 
   Personal attacks on subscribers will not be tolerated.
 
2. Identities are not always clear from the headers sent with e-
   mail messages.  It's always a good idea to sign your message
   with something more human sounding than your e-mail address
   (e.g., JBUTLER@UA1VM).
 
3. Each SCREEN-L message should include a descriptive "subject"
   heading.
 
   SCREEN-L's "digest" (see below) and most e-mail systems use
   subject lines in their listing of messages.  Descriptive
   subject lines greatly facilitate subscribers' use of SCREEN-
   L.
 
4. Getting off of SCREEN-L:
 
   Subscribers may leave SCREEN-L by sending e-mail with the
   command
 
   UNSUBSCRIBE SCREEN-L
 
   to [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]  Please please
   please send this command to "listserv" not to "screen-l."
   Messages sent to "screen-l" will, of course, go out to
   everyone on SCREEN-L.
 
   If you have trouble signing off, notify Jeremy Butler
   ([log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]).
 
5. SCREEN-L messages are sent to hundreds of subscribers.  Users
   should avoid sending personal messages to a single person
   through SCREEN-L.
 
6. Controlling SCREEN-L:
 
   There are a number of things you can do to control how your
   subscription to SCREEN-L is handled.  In LISTSERV terms, you
   can "set" several options that will modify how SCREEN-L mail
   is sent (or not sent) to you.
 
   Here's the basic method:  send mail to [log in to unmask]
   or [log in to unmask]  Once again, note that the address is not
   "screen-l," but rather "listserv."  After the header, put in
   the command:
 
   SET SCREEN-L <option>
 
   "<option>" is the thing you want to set for your subscription
   to SCREEN-L.  The specific options you can set are:
 
>>>SUSPENDING MAIL TEMPORARILY
 
   NOMAIL turns off your mail delivery but keeps your name on
   SCREEN-L.  Thus, to suspend mail delivery:
 
   SET SCREEN-L NOMAIL
 
   To restart delivery:
 
   SET SCREEN-L MAIL
 
>>>DIGESTS
 
   Every day SCREEN-L collects all of the day's messages and
   packages them into a single file called a "digest."  The
   digest has an index at the start that contains the messages'
   subject headings.  Following the index is each of the day's
   messages--in chronological order, separated by a line of
   hyphens, and identifying each poster with his/her real name
   and e-mail address.
 
   To receive the daily digest of messages:
 
   SET SCREEN-L DIGEST
 
   To receive the index that is packaged with the digest but not
   the messages themselves:
 
   SET SCREEN-L INDEX
 
   Since SCREEN-L is archived, you can order specific messages
   that you see listed in an index.
 
   If your account is set to DIGEST or INDEX you will not
   receive individual messages as they are sent by SCREEN-L.  To
   quit receiving digests/indexes and go back to getting
   messages one at a time:
 
   SET SCREEN-L MAIL
 
>>>INFORMATION ABOUT THE SENDER OF SCREEN-L MESSAGES
 
   In some mail systems it is difficult to tell the original
   source of mail that was bounced off a LISTSERV like SCREEN-L.
   You can, however, have SCREEN-L put this information into the
   body of the message itself (as opposed to it being solely in
   the header).
 
   This is called a "dual header."  To receive dual headers:
 
   SET SCREEN-L DUAL
 
   To get rid of the dual header:
 
   SET SCREEN-L SHORTHDR
 
   If this does not work, try:
 
   SET SCREEN-L SHORTBSMTP
 
>>>ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT OF MESSAGE
 
   If you're worried about your mail getting through to SCREEN-L
   you can have SCREEN-L acknowledge receipt of your messages.
   When you post a message, SCREEN-L will send you e-mail back
   saying all's fine.
 
   To receive acknowledgements:
 
   SET SCREEN-L ACK
 
   To turn this off:
 
   SET SCREEN-L NOACK
 
>>>GETTING YOUR OWN MESSAGES BOUNCED BACK TO YOU
 
   SCREEN-L knows who you are and if you don't want your own
   messages sent back to you it won't.  But then, if you're
   worried about getting through to SCREEN-L you might want
   copies of your messages sent to you just to be sure they made
   it.
 
   To stop your messages being sent to you:
 
   SET SCREEN-L NOREPRO
 
   To start your messages being sent to you:
 
   SET SCREEN-L REPRO
 
>>>CONCEALING YOUR ADDRESS ON SCREEN-L
 
   Anybody may review SCREEN-L and see your name and address on
   it.  To hide that address:
 
   SET SCREEN-L CONCEAL
 
   To unhide it:
 
   SET SCREEN-L UNCONCEAL
 
 
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| Jeremy Butler                                               |
| SCREEN-L Coordinator                   [log in to unmask] |
| Telecommunication & Film Dept  *  The University of Alabama |
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