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LM_NET FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Inaugural edition! August 1, 1996 This listing of questions frequently asked (and answered) on LM_NET has been created in hope of reducing some of the repetition encountered by our members. Members may wish to save the FAQ for quick reference. We expect to post this twice each month and will note in subject line when changes are made. Information in items 1,2,3, & 4 comes from postings to the listserv. We can take no responsibility for accuracy. Please direct corrections or updates of this information to firstname.lastname@example.org Contents: -1.-gry words -2. sources for keypals/penpals -3. sources for internet acceptable use policies -4. listservs for educators and others -5. signing off LM_NET -6. temporarily stopping LM_NET mail -7. reaching the LM_NET archives *****1. -gry words***** Among the suggestions from LM_NET members: "Aggry" which is a glass bead found in China. The "it" that was in the riddle. "Puggry", which is a hindu scarf wrapped around helmet or hat and trails down the back to keep the sun off one's neck. Web site:: Use Lycos, :Http://.lycos.com and using the string "gry" will find words ending in "gry" Search the Stumpers archive: gopher://gopher.cuis.edu, under Library resources. In Richard Lederer's _Adventures of a Verbivore_....at least 50 -gry words in addition to angry and hungry and every one of them is either a variant spelling, as in augry for augury, ... or ridiculously obscure, as in anhungry, an obsolete synonym for hungry; aggry, a kind of variegated glass bead much in use in the Gold Coast of West Africa; puggry, a Hindu scarf wrapped around the helmet or hat and trailing down the back to keep the hot sun off one's neck, or gry, a medieval unit of measurement equaling one-tenth of a line. >From an article in the Chicago Tribune, Ap 17, 1981 by Jack Mabley: anhungry & mawgry. *****2. sources for keypals/penpals***** For "keypals", try these IECC@STOLAF.EDU Subscribe by sending a message to email@example.com The message should be subscribe firstname.lastname@example.org yourfirstname yourlastname. This list is not for discussion or for individual penpals, but for teachers seeking partner classrooms for international or cross-cultural connections only. ~~~~~ KIDINTRO@sjuvm.stjohns.edu A penpal intro group for kids. ~~~~~ http://www.usa.net/~pitsco/pitsco/keypals.html - keypals from different countries ~~~~~~~ For "old fashioned" penpals These addresses came from the Kids Address Book by Levine. International Pen Pals, P.O. Box 290065, Brooklyn, NY 11229 Science Fiction Pen Pal Center, P.O. Box 2522, Renton, WA 98056 World Pen Pals, 1694 Como Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108 *****3. sources for internet acceptable use policies***** ericir.syr.edu ->17. Internet Guides and Directories/ ->1. Acceptable Use Policies/Agreements riceinfo.rice.edu ->2. More about armadillo and other gophers/ ->2. Acceptable and unacceptable use of net http://chico.rice.edu/armadillo/Rice/Resources/acceptable.html inspire.ospi.wednet.edu ->9. K-12 Acceptable Use Policies http://inspire.ospi.wednet.edu/AUP.html gopher://ds.internic.net:70/11/rfc/rfc1746.txt nic.merit.edu ->4. Internet documents -> Acceptable Use Policies http://www.uwsp.edu/acaddept/comm/591class/14/tempb.htm http://silver.ucs.indiana.edu/~lchampel/netadv.htm http://www.wentworth.com/classroom/crcsamp.htm http://www.mbnet.mb.ca/~mstimson/hotspots.html ~~~~~~~~~~ A simple way to start a search for this information is to do a webcrawler search--to do this if you have only a lynx connection to the world wide web is this -- type lynx http://www.webcrawler.com when you get there simply follow the directions. ~~~~~~~~~~ Classroom Connect is an excellent site for much information on using the internet. They have excellent information on writing AUPs and much more. Get their FAQ at ftp://ftp.classroom.net/wentworth/Classroom-Connect/aup-faq.txt or try http://www.erehwon.com/k12aup *****4. listservs for educators and others***** Tile.Net. is a directory that allows you to locate listservs by subject or name and provides you with current subscription information. The address is http://tile.net/listserv/ ~~~~~~~~~~ The best place on the Web to find a list of listservs is http://k12.cnidr.org:90/lists.html ~~~~~~~~~~ Resource tool on the Web: Shirl's Internet Toolbox http://www.bcr.org/garden.html. Scroll down to the 6th group "Find an internet mailing list" Click on "Listserv All-in-One Resource" and go from there. There are lots of other goodies on this page as well. A shortcut to listserv searches can also be found at http://www.liszt.com. ~~~~~~~~~~ Good list of lists available on the web or gopher...usually known as the Kovacs list, real name is the Directory of Scholarly and Professional E- Conferences. The access information is taken from a posting distributed on Net-Happenings. http://www.n2h2.com/KOVACS Contact: Paul Kramer email@example.com gopher://gopher.usask.ca/1/Computing/Internet Information/Directory of Scholarly Electronic Conferences Contact: Earl Fogel firstname.lastname@example.org ~~~~~~~~~~~ One source is *John December's List of Mailing Lists* FTP access address: ftp.rpi.edu Instructions: To change directories type cd pub/communications Then type get internet.cmc The listserv file will be downloaded. *****5. signing off LM_NET***** In the event that you want to unsubscribe/sign off from LM_NET.... 1. Send your signoff message to: email@example.com 2. Send these words in the first line of the message: signoff lm_net and you will be dropped. (No other words are necessary.) *****6. Temporarily Stopping Mail From LM_NET***** If you want to stop receiving mail from LM_NET for a period of time, all you have to do is send a specific message to the listserv computer which handles LM_NET mail. Send the message to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org In the body of the message, on the first line, type the following: set lm_net nomail To restart your LM_NET mail, send to the same address, the following: set lm_net mail *****7. finding the LM_NET archives***** The LM_NET Archives, LM_Netiquette, the membership directory and related information is available at the AskERIC World Wide Web and Gopher site. gopher://ericir.syr.edu:70/11/Listservs/LM_NET http://ericir.syr.edu/cgi-bin/wwwwais Another way to find it is to telnet to ericir.syr.edu and then, by going through a series of menus, you will reach the LM_NET Archives.