BIOTELEM mail list web page
3) Posting messages
6) List of Telemetry equipment
7) Commercial companies
8) If you ever get deleted
from the list
9) Security measures
The list is intended to facilitate communication between users ofbiotelemetry,
wildlife telemetry, passive transpondents (PIT tags) andsimilar devices. Topics
that may be discussed include techniques,problems, solutions, conceptual issues,
data analysis, questions orrequests for information, etc.
There are more than 500 subscribers to BIOTELEM, and replies to queriesget sent
through the list, or directly to the originator of thequestion. Subscribers
that receive interesting replies off the list arerequested to post a digest
or a brief summary of these messages, for thebenefit of other readers that might
be interested in the topic.
There are two option for susbcription:A. BY E-MAIL
To subscribe to this list, send a message to the list server:email@example.com
with an empty subject line and with one line in the body of the message:
subscribe biotelem Your_First_name Your_Last_name
(replace your name in the appropriate place).
B. THROUGH THE WEB
You can subscribe to the list also through BIOTELEM's archivespageon the list
server at: http://listserv.ac.il/archives/biotelem.html.
NEW PROCEDURES IN THE SUBSCRIPTION:
Subscription is not fully automatic anymore:the new subscriber sends the subscription
request as usual to theserver, but the request to subscribe needs to get approved
before it isaccepted by the server. This may take a day or two until I see thecurrent
requests and deal with them, but normally not more than that(unless I am travelling
overseas). This procedurehas been introduced to increase the security of our
system.If you get rejected or do not get the confirmation ofsubscription after
several days, please send an e-mail messagedirectly to me ( firstname.lastname@example.org).
3) POSTING MESSAGES
To post a message on BIOTELEM (it will automatically reach allsubscribers of
the list) you have to send it to the following address:
Only subscribers to BIOTELEM maypost messages.
Subscribers to the list may post messages also through BIOTELEM's archives pageon
the list server at: http://listserv.ac.il/archives/biotelem.html
Depending on the settings of your subscription, you will or will not geta copy
of the message back to you (you can change the setting throughthis web page).
The list has been running since Jan 1995. Subscribers to BIOTELEM canview all
submissionsfrom the past through the web (after logging-in by their email addressanda
password that they will have to choose) at: http://listserv.ac.il/archives/biotelem.html
The archives have a very powerful search engine that scans all themessages that
were ever posted through the list. The results can be sortedby several convenient
ways (date, author, etc.)
5) UNSUBSCRIBING FROM BIOTELEMM
To remove yourself from the list, you should send a message with thefollowing
to the list server address (email@example.com).
You can unsubscribe from the list also through BIOTELEM's archivespageon the
list server at:http://listserv.ac.il/archives/biotelem.html.
6) LIST OF TELEMETRY EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS ANDSUPPLIERS
To avoid cluttering BIOTELEM with messages asking for an address ore-mail of
a telemetry equipment supplier, please consult the web sitemaintained by the
Illinois Natural History Survey that currently listsmore than 40 companies with
useful address information:
The site is constantly updated, so if you have any corrections,additions, and
comments please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
7) COMMERCIAL COMPANIES
Commercial firms, producing or distributing products useful to users oftelemetry,
may join the mail list. However, they should take intoconsideration that the
list is not intended for advertisements. Whilerepresentatives of such firms
are welcome to join discussions andcontribute from their experience and knowledge,
they should refrain fromsending over BIOTELEM messages that advertise their
products or theirservices. Some messages from such firms are on the border betweenacceptable
and unacceptable; firms representatives may send such messagesto the list manager
ask for approval.Note however, that individual subscribers, who have no financial
benefitin any firm, are entitled to post information / evaluations / positive
ornegative experiences with specific products etc. with manufacturer'saddress
and contact information, as long as they keep to reasonable taste(e.g., no flames,
BIOTELEM is an unmoderated list, but so far, this system of askingsubscribers
for their cooperation in this regard has worked fairly well.
8) IF YOU EVER GET DELETED FROM THE LIST
On certain occasions, a few addresses of BIOTELEM subscribers couldnot receive
e-mail from some reason. As a consequence, some of theseaddresses were deleted
from our mailist either automatically by theserver, or by me. This is nothing
personal, but we can't keep receivingdozens of error message every day. If the
problem is corrected, everyoneis welcome to subscribe again.
9) SECURITY MEASURES
As every user of e-mail must have noticed, during the last few years therehasbeen
an increase injunk e-mails in everybody's mail boxes, where people send youunsolicited
advertisements for all kind of servicesand products. This problem is notgoing
to be solved from here, but subscribersto the BIOTELEM mailist can rest assured
that their e-mail address isnot available to those companies/individuals that
collect e-mailaddresses from mailing lists and sell them. Several measures have
beentaken to prevent this,and these include: people that are not subscribed
to BIOTELEM cannotpost messages on the list; subscription is not automatic:
any personrequesting to subscribe needs to get approved first (see newsubscription
procedures below); and most important, no one has access tothe list of e-mail
addresses of the subscribers. These measures have been implementeda couple of
years ago; so if you keep getting junk e-mail - ithas nothing to do with your
subscription to BIOTELEM.
A. Information on LISTSERV commands can be found in the LISTSERVreference card,
which you can retrieve by sending an "INFO REFCARD"command to the server (email@example.com).
Another option is to look at: http://www.lsoft.com/resources/manuals.asp
B. Problems with BIOTELEM and its server should be directed to the listmanager,
Amos Bouskila, at:firstname.lastname@example.org
Other WWW sites of interest to users of telemetrycan be found at the web page
about wildlife telemetry sponsored by Cam Grant http://www.biotelem.org
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Last update: Oct. 14, 2001