When you post to the list -A posting to the list is simply an e-mail message from you to the subscribers. The difference is that more than one person receives your message, without you having to specify each and every recipient. Just compose your posting like you would any e-mail message, and send it to:
The listserv redistributes your message to the other subscribers.
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We have now told you what is needed to get started. What follows is more detailed information that you will probably need later
WHO ARE THE MODERATORS?The Moderators are Walter Lewis (
Maurice D. Smith (
Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston. The moderators are "primarily facilitators", on duty as volunteers to maintain the flow of information on the list and to help when needed.
Do people get deleted?Yes, but usually after more than 108,000 postings, for technical reasons only. Less than five people have been barred for personal rudeness or offensive remarks. Debate should be temperate and informed.
ArchivesThe link to the archives (above) starting in 1994 can be found on this web site. The archives is a valuable source of information on a wide variety of marine topics. To search the current archives go to
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The list vs the serverThere is a critical distinction to keep in mind when dealing with lists: the list (MARHST-L) and the server that distributes it (LISTSERV) are two separate entities, each with a distinct purpose and a distinct address for receiving e-mail. The list is the mechanism for the actual distribution of mail messages to each subscriber. Only those messages (usually referred to as "postings") intended for redistribution to everyone subscribed to the list should be sent to the list address, which is "