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From: R. Spencer Ramshaw
Subject: sci.geo.geology FAQ 1/5 Introduction
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 94 11:34:13 EDT
Organization: Ramshaw's Computer Solutions
sci.geo.geology FAQ 1/5 Introduction
The purpose of this series of posts is to maintain the quality
of messages in the s.g.g. newsgroup. Before going further I would like
to make a few points about using the FAQ and the newsgroup.
Please glance through this FAQ before posting. In urban areas of the
world the best way to get an answer to a general geology question is to
consult with your public librarian, your local university
geology/geography department or local government geologists. Doing this
before you post will save bandwidth and time. Most of these local
people are waiting for your phone call right now!
When posting to s.g.g. it is very important to attach a descriptive
subject to your message. A well-thought out subject is the difference
between a read post and an ignored post. Cross-posted items should
contain a Follow-up: header that directs responses to a single
Due to the open nature of the newsgroup it is highly recommended that
you attach some statement of what education level you would like an
answer directed to. If you are a high school student or an
interested non-geologist identifying yourself as such will save on
Make sure that the geographical locations of you and your question are
well-defined in the body of your message. Message headers give little
information as to where you are located and what you mean by local.
REMEMBER, sci.geo.geology is international, please act accordingly.
At this point the question racing through your mind is probably;
Am I reading the latest version of this faq?
The s.g.g FAQ is released on the morning of the 23rd of the month (it
takes a couple days to propogate after that date). It isn't necessarily
updated every month but I try.
For the latest copy of the FAQ double-check your site's news.answers or
sci.answers newsgroups first. If that doesn't help then you should be
able to request the latest copy of the faq by sending an e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org with the following message body:
Please send updates, corrections and comments to:
Remember the FAQ when you are posting to s.g.g. Many things can
cause me to miss something that should be included in the FAQ. CC:'ing
me with the answer that you just posted will make sure I don't miss it.
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