Anthro-l is a general anthropology mailing list. HELLO and WELCOME to ANTHRO-L !! (updated March 29, 1999) Please read and save this message. It contains important list rules as well as helpful information. By choosing to stay subscribed after receiving this message, you signal your compliance with the enclosed guidelines. Please view this not as moderation, but instead as a requirement for maintaining the best atmosphere for the list. We welcome your participation and suggestions! This document has five parts: an Overview of Anthro-L, Rules and Guidelines, Subscription Information, the list's Administration, and a statement on Copyright and Limit of Liability. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ I. OVERVIEW OF ANTHRO-L Anthro-L is a "list", an electronic bulletin board dedicated to friendly and scholarly discussion of anything pertaining to anthropology and its study. (Please note that the list's name ends in "L", not "one".) The list is run on Listserv software from the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, New York, USA. Since its inception in 1985, Anthro-L has grown rapidly. Messages from the list currently reach several thousand subscribers of all ages and backgrounds and from over 46 countries. Subscription is open to all. While only subscribers may post, non-subscribers are encouraged to send relevant messages to the List Manager (see address at end of file). Anthro-L is a forum for the announcement and discussion of anthropological news, research, theories, publications, meetings, exhibits, and events, and for dialogue on matters relating to the discipline itself. We welcome contributions from anthropologists, professional or avocational, and from our colleagues in other fields. The day to day operations of the list are carried out by the List Manager. Matters of policy and conduct are overseen by a Board of Governors. The Board is composed of present/past managers and owners of the list. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ II. RULES AND GUIDELINES After some soul-searching, we have decided that subscription to Anthro-L is a privilege and not a right. While there are laws protecting freedom of speech, international fora such as sci.anthropology provide an un-moderated outlet for popular opinion. Instead, Anthro-L is a friendly place for the posting of information and the discussion of topics of anthropological interest. The following rules are intended to help provide an atmosphere that is conducive to such behaviour. Post at your own risk as you are legally liable for what you say. Please consider the sensibilities of all those who will read your words! (It is always better to delay sending what may be interpreted as an unfriendly message in case you later change your mind.) A) RULES- The following conduct is unacceptable on Anthro-L. 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Note that the archives only go back to October 31, 1993. ii) To search the archives by email, point your Web browser to the following URL for instructions (or ask one of us for a copy): http://wings.buffalo.edu/anthropology/Files/search.txt iii) To search the archives on the Web, point your browser to one of the following URL's (not the same resource): http://listserv.acsu.buffalo.edu/archives/anthro-l.html http://www.anatomy.su.oz.au:80/danny/anthropology/anthro-l/ E) HOW TO CITE ELECTRONIC MEDIA- For guidance on how to cite messages posted or stored on the Internet, consult the list of guides and files at: http://wings.buffalo.edu/anthropology/jwa/citation-guide.html ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ IV. OTHER HELP An excellent guide to list users is located at the following URL. We recommend you consult it first! http://listserv.buffalo.edu/user/ V. LIST ADMINISTRATION Please contact the List Manager for subscription problems or other general concerns. 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