digests & etiquette

coral-list admin jch at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
Sun Mar 31 12:06:05 EST 2002


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-- Etiquette --

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
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        me, too!" to the entire list will make you unpopular
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2) Do not "flame" (i.e., scold) colleagues via the coral-list.  If
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        mail directly and flame away.

3) Please conduct as much preliminary research into a topic
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        o  Your librarian (an extremely valuable resource)
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                (i.e., search for your topic, ask the
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        o  The coral-list archives (see below)

  But please *do* avail yourself of the list when you've exhausted
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        you post a request.

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