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orion varia from the moderator

A few odds and ends:

1. Sometimes you will receive a "mssg not delivered" notice when posting 
to Orion (or any other e-mail list). What this usually means is that another 
subscriber's account has started bouncing and by some quirk of the 
configuration, it was returned to you instead of to the list-owner. If 
you check the address carefully and see no sign of 
orion@panda.mscc.huji.ac.il or majordomo@panda.mscc.huji.ac.il, then that 
is what has taken place. There is no need to re-send your mssg but if 
you're still not sure, you can send it privately to me at 
msorion@pluto.mscc.huji.ac.il and I'll post it if it doesn't appear on Orion.

2. If you are going away for the summer (I'm thinking primarily of 
student subscribers whose e-mail accounts won't be used for a couple 
months) or if you are leaving for the DSS conference in Jerusalem, don't 
forget to unsubscribe. Send to majordomo@panda.mscc.huji.ac.il and, in 
the mssg text, write "unsubscribe Orion <address>".

3. I've been keeping an eye on the message length and I thank you all for 
your cooperation in trying to adhere to the new guideline of a 2K 
maximum. When a message exceeds that length, I do send out gentle private 
reminders except in the case of (a) the message was so substantive that 
it would have been difficult to edit further (e.g. Bob Kraft's post on 
Pliny) or (b) the posting is only a few bytes over the limit or (c) if it 
comes from one of our less frequent contributors. I strongly recommend 
that you edit any quoted material ruthlessly, quoting only what is 
absolutely necessary, and keep an eye on the length of your "signature" 

Avital Pinnick
list moderator