|The Blake's 7 Mailing List FAQ|
|What is this Blake's 7?|
A TV series that originally aired in the UK between 1978 and 1981. It's got roughly the special effects and sets of Doctor Who, but with much more interesting characters and scripts.
|What is this list?|
It's a mailing list about Blake's 7. It was started by me (Calle) in early November 1992, and has been going ever since.
|How do I subscribe?|
Send a mail with a subject line of subscribe to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|How do I unsubscribe?|
Send a mail with a subject line of unsubscribe to email@example.com.
|Is there a digest version?|
Yes. To get on it, send a mail with a subject line of subscribe to firstname.lastname@example.org. To get off it, send a mail with a subject line of unsubscribe to email@example.com.
|Is the list archived?|
After a fashion. All the digests can be found on Lysator's FTP site. Not very pretty, but it's there.
For older postings (i.e., from 1992 to 1995), go up a level from the digest directory and down into the one called "archive".
Some day there might be a web interface and/or search engine. Don't hold your breath.
|Help! I've got a problem with the list!|
For technical-type problems, contact me.
|What can/should I post to the list?|
Anything related to Blake's 7, but see next question.
|What should I not post to the list?|
There are sort of two answers to this question. The first is what I don't want you to post. Read those as things you must not post. They are, in falling order of severity:
Freedom City: Monthly Information Posting --=--=--=--=--=--=--=--=--=--=--=--=--=-- This message has all the information you need to post to the Freedom City list yourself, and to control how and where and if you receive the messages from the list. *Please* save a copy of this message in case you need the information between monthly postings. NOTE: when you use any of the following commands, substitute your own email address wherever you see "MYNAME@WHEREVER.COM" and be sure to use exactly the form that majordomo should use/is using. NOTE2: if you are sending your message from the address in question, you can omit the "MYNAME@WHEREVER.COM" part completely, and majordomo will use the return address from your message automatically. NOTE3: if you put "end" on a line by itself after your command(s), you will not get that annoying automatic lecture on proper commands that majordomo sends whenever it gets confused by sig lines and the like. ==-==-== How to: ==-==-== + Post a message to the list: send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org "Replies" to an existing list message will automatically go that posting address. + "Unpost" a message sent to the list in error: there *is* no way. So double check before you send off that steamy love letter, right? (Or don't: Freedom-City enjoys reading smut....) + Subscribe to the message-by-message version: send to: email@example.com body of message: subscribe freedom-city MYNAME@WHEREVER + Subscribe to the digest version: send to: firstname.lastname@example.org body of message: subscribe freedom-city-digest MYNAME@WHEREVER In either case, you will get back a message asking you to confirm that you want to subscribe. Follow the instructions in that message. After that you will get the "welcome" message (aka the guidelines) and you will start receiving messages. + Unsubscribe from the message-by-message version: send to: email@example.com body of message: unsubscribe freedom-city MYNAME@WHEREVER + Unsubscribe from the digest version: send to: firstname.lastname@example.org body of message: unsubscribe freedom-city-digest MYNAME@WHEREVER ==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-== Situations you might face and how to handle them: ==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-== + You stop getting mail from the list. Assume your account bounced for for a while and got automatically unused. Send the appropriate subscribe message. If you don't get the automatic "confirm" message in short order (maybe wait an hour in case majordomo had a backlog) check with the provider of your email for local problems. Once sure your local mail is working, send another subscribe message. If the second also doesn't work, THEN email me (Tigerm1019@aol.com) and tell me about it. Be patient -- it may take a day or more for me to find out what the problem is. (I get busy.) + You want to unsubscribe permanently. Send the appropriate unsubscribe message. + You want to unsubscribe for a period (vacation/too busy). Send the appropriate unsubscribe message now, then send the appropriate subscribe message when you want the list mail to start again. + You want to change the address the messages are going to. Send both an unsubscribe message for the old address AND a subscribe message for the new address. These can go in one message, but put each on its own line. + You want to change between message-by-message and digest versions: Send an unsubscribe message to the one you are currently getting, and a subscribe message to the one you want instead. These can go in one message, but put each on its own line. Finally, if you follow these instructions and it doesn't work, email me (Tigerm1019@aol.com) about it and I'll see what I can do. But, please, give it a couple of tries first, okay? Maybe you just made a typo or something the first time.
(Note: Let me know of any of these stop working)