LISTSERV FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About the SCGIS LISTSERV

How do I post a message to the SCGIS LIST?

Send all messages (postings) to SCGIS@LISTSERV.URI.EDU. Your message will be
automagically forwarded to everyone who is subscribed to the SCGIS lists.


How do I get off the SCGIS LIST?

To unsubscribe from SCGIS, send to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.URI.EDU the following
email message in the body of your email (not the subject line):

SIGNOFF SCGIS


My email address has changed and the LIST does not recognize me -- what do I do?

Sign in to your SCGIS account (click the green "Sign In" button in the upper right corner of this page). Once signed in, click on your name in the upper right green button, and select "Change Email" in the dropdown menu. Follow the instructions provided.

Alternatively, Email Pete August (pete edc.uri.edu) and give him the information. He will update your account.


Can I review past postings to the LIST?

All postings to SCGIS are archived on the discussions page of the SCGIS website (http://scgis.org/discussion). Postings can be sorted by
author, date, or thread. The SCGIS archive can be found at:

http://listserv.uri.edu/archives/scgis.html


Is it possible to receive only a single, composite bundle of SCGIS postings
each day instead of individual postings?

Yes, this is called DIGESTing. In DIGEST mode you will receive a single
posting each night that has the day's postings combined into a single
document. This is a nice way to keep up with SCGIS banter but minimize the
flow of emails into your inbox.

To get postings from SCGIS packaged in a single bundled email (a DIGEST) at
the end of the day, send the following email message to
LISTSERV@LISTSERV.URI.EDU

SET SCGIS DIGEST

To turn DIGESTing off so you get postings as they come out (rather than
a single bundled posting) send the following email message (in the body
of the email) to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.URI.EDU

SET SCGIS NODIGEST


Are there rules for using the SCGIS LIST?

Yes, we have a few guidelines for using the SCGIS LIST:

  • We encourage passionate debate and discussion, but be polite.
  • Do not use the LIST for commercial advertising.
  • Limit LIST discussions to issues of conservation of biodiversity and GIS.
  • The LIST is set so when you hit the "reply" button, the message goes to
    the sender, not the whole list. Please share the information you
    received after posting a question by summarizing responses in a single
    consolidated email back to the LIST. Everyone appreciates this courtesy.
  • We do not tolerate personal attacks on people, ideas, or institutions. It
    is OK to disagree but it is essential to be civil. Anyone who disrespects
    these rules of etiquette will be dropped from SCGIS.


Can I include attachments with my posting?

Attachments are not allowed on the SCGIS list. They sometimes contain
viruses that can be spread to all the subscribers of the LIST. Copy and
paste the information from the attachment into the body of your posting or
put the attachment on a web site and provide readers the URL.


Can anyone join the SCGIS LIST?

No, this is a private list. Only active members of the Society for
Conservation GIS may participate in the LIST. This is one of the great
benefits of being a member of SCGIS. Instructions on joining SCGIS can be
found at www.scgis.org.


I am going away on extended travel and wish to suspend delivery of SCGIS
postings. What do I do?

Email Pete August (pete edc.uri.edu) and give him the information. He
will suspend delivery to your account. Just let him know when you return and
he will reactivate your subscription.


How many subscribers are on the SCGIS LISTSERV?

There are currently 1,500 readers of the SCGIS LISTSERV from all over the
world. SCGIS LIST'ers have demonstrated themselves to be exceedingly wise,
good-looking, witty, generous with their knowledge of geospatial data and
methods, and passionate about conservation and GIS.

 

Is the LIST safe? Can I get a virus from a posting?

An amazing number of spam, phishing, virus-laden, and otherwise mal-intended
emails are sent to the SCGIS LIST. 99.99% are caught by the URI filters and
security systems. Every now and then one will sneak through the security net
and make it to the LIST. Use the same common-sense you exercise with your
own email - if it looks suspicious, delete it, especially if it directs you
to a web site you don't recognize.