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3. I sent a note to DorothyL, but I haven't seen it yet. Should I repost it?
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What you should
NOT do is post a note to DorothyL saying you are not getting DorothyL. It may delay a response to your problem since usually only The moderators can help you and they do not necessarily read DorothyL every day.Check the archives at http://listserv.kent.edu/archives/dorothyl.html or J. Alec's website http://mysteryvault.net/ first. IF the digest is not there, that is an excellent indication that NO digest was issued and NO ONE got one. If that's the case, please sit tight, we'll try to get things fixed as soon as possible.If you have missed THREE or FEWER digests, please wait at least a day before doing anything. It could a temporary problem (like Listserv being down) which will sort itself out.If you have missed MORE than THREE digests, then try the following: Subscribe again. If there is some difficulty contact one of The moderators for assistance.
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NO!! ALL Virus warnings must be passed through email@example.com *before* posting. MOST will not be posted to DOROTHYL. Full Information on these is available at SARC: http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/hoax.html FSecure is also excellent http://www.fsecure.com/virus-info/ and has good up-to-date info on real virus/worms and hoaxes.If you get anything else off-topic that you think might be of interest to DorothyLers (the $250 cookie recipe, the send cards to this sick little boy, the kidney "theft" story, any friend of a friend story, etc.) you MUST submit it to one of The moderators FIRST. If you post it directly to DorothyL without checking, your subscription will be terminated!
Please don't. Just quote the part you want to respond to. If you can't figure out how to cut out the extraneous part, either don't quote anything (DorothyLers are quite bright and can usually figure out what you are responding to without you needing to quote all of the discussion to that point) or don't reply. "Me too"s and other one-line, insubstantial responses are not encouraged.
Complaints about spam should never be made on the digest. The topic is totally off-topic. Spam is currently one of those unfortunate annoyances of life. Just like you will get junk mail and telephone solicitations, you will probably get spammed at least once, but more likely a lot, in your Net life. As for the question of whether it is DorothyL's fault: The moderators have never and will NEVER sell or make available the subscribers list for DorothyL. Only Diane, Michael and Kara have access to the list of subscribers directly. No one else does. But, there is absolutely no way we can stop people from running software that goes through the archives or their own digests to glean e-mail addresses. It doesn't matter which discussion lists you subscribe to, and it doesn't stop even if you don't post at all because it is also very easy to glean your email address from any Web page you visit. We realize that spam is an awful problem. The moderators get spammed too. But until someone comes up with a permanent solution, we recommend the delete key.
The Table of Contents for the digest will only list each subject heading ONCE. Messages which have the same subject heading are listed like this: Danger Mouse did What?!? (4) This means there is more than one message with that subject heading Those messages are counted in the message total, but are not individually represented in the Table of Contents.
Most likely this happened because you wrote your post in a word processor like Microsoft Word or Word Perfect then copied the post and pasted it into your email message. Most modern word processors embed code in all documents. The only way to get rid of this code is to (1) save your post as a text file then copy and paste the contents of the text file into your email client. Or (2) see if your email client has a "paste special" option when you choose Edit | Paste. If it does, choose "unformatted text" as the "paste special" option. This will remove any embedded formatting that the word processor has added.