The following are MARHST-L subscriber guidelines:
- Subscribers are encouraged to post questions, comments, or their own announcements about maritime history and maritime museums to the list at any time. A short introduction of who you are and what you are working on is an appropriate introduction for your first posting.
- Always include a description in the subject header your e-mail program provides. This lets other subscribers scan their mail to see the topics being discussed on the list. Many subscribers do not read postings that do not have a subject listed.
- Responses to a posting may be sent to the list or directly to the individual who posted the message. In most cases, the responses will be of interest to other subscribers, and should be sent to the list. Purely personal responses, however, should be sent by regular e-mail to the individual instead of posted to the list.
- Please avoid using the list for the "causes" of others. If you are forwarding an announcement, but you are not sure if it is appropriate for the marine content of MARHST-L, please forward it to one of the editors for comment.
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We have now told you what is needed to get started. What follows is more detailed information that you will probably need later
Do people get deleted?
Yes, but usually after more than 108,000 postings, for technical reasons only. Less than five people have been barred for personal rudeness or offensive remarks. Debate should be temperate and informed.
The link to the archives (above) starting in 1994 can be found on this web site. The archives is a valuable source of information on a wide variety of marine topics. To search the current archives go to
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