[EBB Sightings] 3 Admin Topics: Posting, Poetry, and Comcast

[EBB Sightings] 3 Admin Topics: Posting, Poetry, and Comcast

patrick.king
Mon Aug 21 21:32:07 PDT 2006
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    Posting
    *******
    Some of you who are posting messages still do not have your email programs
    configured to send ?text-only? messages.  That is a standard configuration
    for lists like ours which serves two purposes.  First, it prevents viruses
    from being accidentally distributed to the list from infected computers. 
    Secondly, it prevents giant image attachments from crashing slow-modem
    computers.  If you try to post messages in an alternative format, you will
    receive a message back that your post is held because of a ?suspicious
    header.?  Sometimes I am able to find these messages and forward them to
    the list, perhaps after a day or two, but often they are simply lost in
    the pile of spam.  If you do not know how to configure your email program
    to send ?text-only? messages, visit the list?s homepage for some guidance:
    
    http://www.diabloaudubon.com/mailman2/listinfo/sightings
    
    
    
    Poetry
    ******
    Any careful observer of our list will notice that we have a few very
    excellent and colorful writers, who can captivate us with, let?s say, an
    American Robin?s first song on a foggy morning from a lazy dew-drenched
    twig.  Ever the opportunist, I snatched one who graciously agreed to
    contribute to a new section of the Mount Diablo Audubon Society website
    and will also contribute pieces to the chapter newsletter.  You can find
    Phila Rogers prose at the URL below, as well as nice new pieces from Rex
    Burress who was a long-time contribute to the East Bay Birder?s Circle.
    
    http://www.diabloaudubon.com/birds/bird_prose.php
    
    
    
    Comcast Subscribers
    *******************
    Comcast blacklisted us again for the 3rd time.  The exact day this began
    will vary for each of our 70 Comcast subscribers, but the general problem
    started about a week ago.  Comcast subscribers will receive messages
    again, as of this evening, but you should go to the list archive to see
    what you missed over the past several days.  Visit the list homepage for
    info on how to complain about your lousy Comcast service, which is an
    infamously bad internet provider for open lists like ours.  Thanks for a
    timely heads-up go to Mike Feighner, who was the canary in the coal mine
    for his fellow Comcast users.
    
    http://www.diabloaudubon.com/mailman2/listinfo/sightings
    
    
    
    --Patrick King
    Administrator
    
    
    
    
    


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