Coral Health and Monitoring Program
coral at aoml.noaa.gov
Tue Jul 2 14:56:30 EDT 1996
Following is an etiquette reminder for the coral-list members, as
requested of me by many researchers whom I had the pleasure of
meeting at the 8th International Coral Reef Symposium:
1) When responding to a posting to the list, do not respond
*back* to the entire list unless you feel it is an
answer everyone can benefit from. I think this is
usually the case, but responses such as, "Yeah, tell
me, too!" to the entire list will make you unpopular
in a hurry. Double-check your "To: " line before
2) Do not "flame" (i.e., scold) colleagues via the coral-list. If
you feel compelled to chastise someone, please send them
mail directly and flame away.
3) Please conduct as much preliminary research into a topic
as possible before posting a query to the list. (In
other words, you shouldn't expect others to do your
research for you.) Please consider:
o Your librarian (an extremely valuable resource)
o The CHAMP Literature Abstracts area at the CHAMP Web:
o The CHAMP Online Researcher's Directory
(i.e., search for your topic, ask the
o The CHAMP (and other) Web sites' links page(s)
But please do avail yourself of the list when you've exhausted
4) Please see the CHAMP pages for employment related issues
instead of posting job requests to coral-list.
5) Please carefully consider the purpose of the coral-list
before posting a message. This is a forum comprised
primarily of senior researchers who devote major
portions of their work time to the study of corals
or coral-related issues.
6) Succinct postings are greatly appreciated by all.
This etiquette reminder may be re-sent from time to time.
I hope to have separate list-servers for various
coral-related issues in the near future, and at that time you
may wish to switch lists, or subscribe to them additionally.
Thanks for your help and support.
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