JerseyBirds mailing list information

JerseyBirds is a LISTSERV mailing list hosted at Princeton University. It is a discussion list for people interested in bird distribution and migration, bird sightings, bird watching, bird finding, and rare birds in the state of New Jersey, USA. It is assumed that if you are interested in captive birds, falconry, or hunting you will prefer a different list.

JerseyBirds is not a bird club. JerseyBirds is not connected in any way with web sites at www.jerseybirds.com, www.jerseybirds.co.uk, or www.newjerseybirds.com.

JerseyBirds is a successor to the NJ-Bird-Chat list, which operated with the support of National Audubon Society from October 2000 to February 2001. When NAS support ceased, Princeton University offered a new list home. The listowners, Tyler Bell and Jane Kostenko, are the same and the subscription list was moved to the new server.

J. Tyler Bell jtylerbell at YAHOO.COM

Jane Kostenko jkostenko at somd.lib.md.us

Other list owners are:

Tom Bailey ammodramus at comcast.net

Laurie Larson llarson2 at mac.com

How to join JerseyBirds

To join the list, send this command in an e-mail message: SUBSCRIBE JerseyBirds to listserv@lists.Princeton.edu

To post messages on the list, send them in e-mail to this address (Capitalization does not matter.): JerseyBirds@princeton.edu

A message sent to the above address is then sent to all subscribers of the list. If you "reply" to a list message, it will be sent to all subscribers.

To stop receiving list messages, send this command in an e-mail message: UNSUBSCRIBE JerseyBirds to listserv@lists.Princeton.edu

Archives of the list are available as "log files," which are large text files containing all the messages posted in one week. The names of log files reflect the year and covered, e.g. a file called "jerseybi log0102" contains files from the second month of 2001.

To retrieve a list of the log files available from the list archives, send email to listserv@lists.princeton.edu and make the body of your note: get jerseybirds filelist

To retrieve log files from the list archives, send email to listserv@lists.princeton.edu and make the body of your note: get jerseybirds lognnnn (but substitute the correct numbers for nnnn).

Note that the list server does not currently support a Web interface, so you will need to issue commands by email. The lists are to be moved to a new list server this summer, at which time a Web interface should become available.


Following is a copy of the revised "welcome" message that is sent to new subscribers:

Welcome to Jerseybirds

Welcome to JerseyBirds, the e-mail discussion list for New Jersey birders and those interested in New Jersey birds and their ecology. This discussion list is sponsored by Princeton University. By subscribing to JerseyBirds, you will now be able to:

JerseyBirds complements NJBirds, a moderated owner-post rare bird alert sponsored by New Jersey Bird Records Committee members. For more information, see
http://www.princeton.edu/~llarson2/njb/njbirdstxt.html

JerseyBirds encourages the open discussion of New Jersey birds and birding. In general, we ask that participants limit their messages to matters related to birds and birding within our state.

All messages should be signed with your name and city as well as your email address. If you wish, you may include your phone number, too.

When you send a message to the JerseyBirds address, JerseyBirds@princeton.edu, everyone who subscribes to the listserve will receive your message. Any response to your posting or any other posting is also distributed to the entire list of subscribers.

HOW DOES THIS DISCUSSION LIST WORK?


The list address to which you send messages is: JerseyBirds@princeton.edu (Capitalization does not matter.) A message sent to the above address is then sent to all subscribers of the list.

UNSUBSCRIBE :
To stop receiving list messages, send this command message: UNSUBSCRIBE JerseyBirds to listserv@lists.Princeton.edu

HELPFUL HINT:
If you will be away from your email for a period of time, you may not want messages from the discussion list to pile up in your email box.

Send the following e-mail message: SET JerseyBirds NOMAIL to the list server listserv@lists.Princeton.edu to suspend delivery without dropping your list subscription.

When you want to resume delivery of messages, send this e-mail message: SET JerseyBirds MAIL to listserv@lists.Princeton.edu

What is listserv?

The listserv@lists.Princeton.edu email address does not go to a person but, instead, goes to the listserv program at Princeton University.
You can:

TO GET A LIST OF listserv COMMANDS


You can send a command message to listserv@lists.Princeton.edu with only the following text as your email message: INFO REFCARD (As with all other messages to this address, the topic or subject of the message does not matter).

If you want to find out more about how LISTSERV mailing lists work, you may want to visit the L-SOFT web pages:
http://www.lsoft.com/manuals/userindex.html

The JerseyBirds discussion list is not moderated and no prior review of postings takes place. Feel free to contact us through e-mail at the following addresses with any questions or concerns.

List Owners:

J. Tyler Bell jtylerbell at YAHOO.COM

Jane Kostenko jkostenko at somd.lib.md.us

Laurie Larson llarson2 at mac.com

Tom Bailey ammodramus at comcast.net

Rev. 21 Feb 01, jtb; rev 22 Mar 06 LL; rev 4 Mar 09 LL