Hats off, indeed !!! CR Ken Armstrong <[log in to unmask]> wrote: Hats off to Master Materer -- pure genius tying spring fleece to a subscription confirmation. Ken A At 01:13 PM 4/1/2007, Timothy Materer wrote: >This is the notice, sent out monthly with the TSE FAQ, to confirm your >list membership. >To confirm, simply point your browser to the following URL: > >http://web.missouri.edu/~materert/TSEconfirm.htm > >The TSE FAQ >(T. S. Eliot Discussion List Frequently Asked Questions File) > >This is the latest draft of a monthly informational posting for TSE, the >T. S. Eliot Discussion Forum. "Monthly" in the sense of "updated about >once a year." At present, it is an FAQ for the TSE list only, not for >Eliot's life and works. Questions and suggestions are welcome, and may be >sent to either Greg Foster ><[log in to unmask]> or Timothy Materer ><[log in to unmask]>. > >CONTENTS > > 1. Introduction: What is TSE? Why? > 2. How to Subscribe, Unsubscribe, and Post to the List. > 3. Guidelines for Posting. > 4. Accessing the List Archives. > 5. Making the Listserv Do Your Bidding. > 6. The TSE List Home Page > 7. Where Can I Find More Information? > >1. INTRODUCTION: WHAT IS TSE? WHY? > TSE is an electronic discussion list devoted to the works and life of > the Anglo-American poet, playwright, and critic T. S. Eliot (1888-1965). > It was created in November 1995 by two Eliot enthusiasts at the > University of Missouri-Columbia, Greg Foster and Timothy Materer. The > list is unmoderated, and is open to all readers of Eliot--poets, > scholars, students, fans, and the merely curious. In addition to > providing an open forum for conversation about any aspect of Eliot's > poems and other writings, the list will be a resource for working > scholars, who are encouraged to post queries and confer about work in > progress. >2. HOW TO SUBSCRIBE, UNSUBSCRIBE, & POST TO THE LIST: > > A. To SUBSCRIBE to TSE, send a message to > [log in to unmask], leaving the > Subject line blank. In the body of the message, type the single line: > > SUBSCRIBE TSE Yourfirstname Yourlastname > > where "Yourfirstname Yourlastname" is your real name. > > B. To UNSUBSCRIBE, send the following message to > [log in to unmask], again leaving > the Subject line blank: > > UNSUBSCRIBE TSE > > You do not have to add your name when unsubscribing. > > If the above command doesn't work: Please contact Greg Foster > <[log in to unmask]>, who is the > listowner who handles this sort of thing. And please be patient. There > are a number of reasons why an unsubscribe request might not work, but > none of them is a function of an arrogant disregard for our listmembers, > whatever it may seem to you. PLEASE DO NOT SEND UNSUBSCRIBE REQUEST > AND/OR THREATS TO THE LIST ITSELF!! This amounts to harassment of several > hundred innocent listmembers, and we will treat it as such. > > C. To POST messages to the list, use the address: > [log in to unmask] N.B. Everything posted > by list members to [log in to unmask] will > be automatically distributed to everyone on the list. For obvious > reasons, then (I say again), DO NOT SEND UNSUBSCRIBE REQUESTS OR OTHER > LIST COMMANDS TO THIS ADDRESS! (For more information, see Making the > Listserv Do Your Bidding, below.) >3. GUIDELINES FOR POSTING: > TSE is an unmoderated list, which means that we don't screen your > posts before they are distributed to the list of subscribers. We would > like to keep it that way. It is in the interests of all us on the list, > therefore, to adhere to a few basic guidelines based largely on netiquette: > > 1. We encourage wide-ranging discussions about any aspect of T. S. > Eliot's works or life, in addition to works (including our own) about > Eliot and related topics (Modernism, etc). Queries are always welcome. > The best informal criterion is simply that a post's subject matter should > be likely to be of interest to people interested in Eliot. > 2. Readers of all levels are welcome, from novices to established > authorities. Accordingly, a spirit of mutual respect and tolerance must > prevail in our responses to one another. This does not mean that we are > not free to disagree and even to express our disagreements vehemently; > but such expressions must stop short of personal attacks. > 3. Students submitting queries should remember that this list is > made up of private individuals who post to it in their free time. > Although posts from high school and college students have usually been > thoughtful in every sense of the word, every now and then we get a post > of the form, "Please send me information about 'The Love Song of J. > Alfred Prufrock.' I have a paper due tomorrow." This shows little > consideration for others' time--and for that matter, little careful > consideration of the subject the poster is writing about. Two basic > suggestions: Make your queries as specific as possible, and Try to ask > questions that will open up discussion. > 4. All posts should carry a descriptive Subject line, and > responses to others' posts should retain the previous Subject line unless > the topic under discussion has shifted. (Most mailers automatically > retain Subject lines if you respond by means of the Reply function.) The > primary reason for using descriptive Subject lines is consideration: not > everyone will be interested in every discussion we have (strange but > true!), and those especially who have to pay for their e-mail or their > time online will appreciate the option of choosing which posts they want > to read. Retaining established Subject lines also enables list members to > read threads of particular interest to them in sequence. > 5. Replies to others' posts should only quote as much of the > original message as is necessary to establish context. To quote the > entire text automatically is often not only to waste bandwidth but also > to inconvenience your fellow list members. > > Those things said, I should also say that on the whole (one or two > unfortunate lapses not withstanding), discussions on the list over the > past year and a half have been models of consideration and generosity. We > have certainly had our disagreements, and we will continue to have them; > but at our best, we are able to enjoy them. Quite a few friendships have > started on the TSE List. We are in good company. > Perhaps the most important principle to keep in mind is that a list > like TSE constitutes a self-governed international community. When > disputes (inevitably) arise, we trust in each other's ability to speak > out, knowing that the rest of us are willing to listen and to do our best > to settle them--because we want the conversation to go on. >4. ACCESSING THE LIST ARCHIVES: > > The TSE Archives, originally gopher-accessible and later searchable > through a web-based interface to the MHonArc program, are now not > web-accessible at all. The reasons for this have to do with conversion to > different list software and changes in the local host of the list > website. We hope this unsatisfactory state of affairs is temporary, > especially since the current list software, listserv 1.8e, incorporates a > quite good archiving capability. In the meantime, recent months can be > accessed by email: send a message to > [log in to unmask] with the > content GET LISTSERV REFCARD for more information. >5. MAKING THE LISTSERV DO YOUR BIDDING: > Send a message to > [log in to unmask] with the > content GET LISTSERV REFCARD for more information. > >6. THE TSE LIST HOME PAGE: > The TSE List Home Page is at > http://web.missouri.edu/~umcastselist/, > which is probably exactly where you are presently reading it. In addition > to this FAQ, this page is home to an online concordance to Eliot's > Collected Poems and various other resources of interest to listmembers. > Suggestions welcome! >7. MORE INFORMATION: > A number of internet sites contain useful information on T. S. Eliot, > including biographical summaries, texts (many inaccurate and posted in > violation of copyright laws--be careful!), parodies, and pictures. For a > jumping-off place, try the short list of top-notch sites listed on our T. > S. Eliot Links page. > > TSE subscribers may also be interested in the ModBrits list, a > moderated Internet discussion list devoted to Modern British and Irish > literature, 1895-1955. To subscribe to MODBRITS, send e-mail to > [log in to unmask] > > Another interesting e-list that often touches on Eliot is the > unmoderated Modernism List. To subscribe to the Modernism List, Send a > message of the form SUBSCRIBE MODERNISM FIRSTNAME LASTNAME to > [log in to unmask], leaving the > Subject line blank. The Modernism List also maintains an online FAQ and a > List Home Page. Its archives are accessible on the Web. > > A survey of the many thousands of print resources devoted to Eliot is > beyond the feasible scope of this document, though our eventual T. S. > Eliot FAQ and online bibliography will provide a start in that direction. > (Stay tuned!) > > Finally, please feel free to send questions and suggestions to the > list, or to either of the listowners, Greg Foster > <[log in to unmask]> and Timothy Materer > <[log in to unmask]>, whose e-mail > addresses you may have noticed repeated like a mantra every few lines > throughout the foregoing. > >Main | Publications | Concordance | Archives | Links >Greg Foster <[log in to unmask]> >TSE: The T. S. Eliot List > > > > >Timothy Materer >Department of English >University of Missouri >Columbia MO 65211 >Fax 573 882 5785 >http://www.missouri.edu/~materert > --------------------------------- 8:00? 8:25? 8:40? Find a flick in no time with theYahoo! Search movie showtime shortcut.