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>From spoons at jefferson.village.Virginia.EDU Sun Oct 13 19:01:44 1996
Date: Sun, 13 Oct 1996 18:52:59 -0400 (EDT)
From: Spoon Collective <spoons at jefferson.village.Virginia.EDU>
To: marxism at jefferson.village.Virginia.EDU,
    marxism2 at jefferson.village.Virginia.EDU,
    marxism-news at jefferson.village.Virginia.EDU,
    marx-administration at jefferson.village.Virginia.EDU
Subject: marxism-general: info sheet
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This is the marxism-general list info sheet.
Contents:
1  Non-Moderation Policy and General Info
2  Technical Info and Contact Person
3  Archives and Other Electronic Resources
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1  -Non-Moderation Policy and General Info-


MARXISM-GENERAL is brought to you by the Spoon Collective, a group of
Net citizens devoted to free and open discussion of philosophical
issues on the Internet.  This particular list is designed to fill a
need in marxism space for a list that offers absolute openness to its
subscribers.  All posts are distributed to the list without the
contents being reviewed or approved by anyone, no subject is out of
bounds, there is no editor or moderator, and there is no formal policy
for expulsion.


PLEASE BE AWARE THAT POSTS CONTAINING LANGUAGE OR DEALING WITH SUBJECT
MATTER THAT SOME MIGHT FIND OFFENSIVE OR SLANDEROUS MAY APPEAR ON THE
LIST FROM TIME TO TIME.  SUCH POSTS WILL NOT BE CENSORED.  THEY ARE
THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE AUTHOR AND NOT OF THE SPOON COLLECTIVE.
ALL POSTS WILL BE ARCHIVED AND THE ARCHIVES ARE PUBLICLY AVAILABLE.


This policy is intended to allow creative and critical thought.  The
marxism-general list aims at making a contribution to progressive
struggles under the motto: more knowledge is better than less, more
information is better than less, and diverse view points are welcome.
The Left does not have to be afraid of the truth, not even the truth
about itself.  However those who want a higher signal-to-noise ratio
or those who want an introduction to marxism may prefer to subscribe
to one of the several moderated lists instead: marxism-international,
marxism-and-sciences, marxism-intro, etc.


The responsibility for the quality of the list discussion does not lie
with a group of moderators but with all list members.  If you are
dissatisfied with the discussion on the list, you have a powerful
means at your hands to change this state of affairs: by posting your
own contributions.  Individual postings can make a lot of difference.

The list's committment to openness may be formulated as follows: the
list rules do not contain any impediments for opennenss.  The
responsibility whether such openness will in fact be achieved however
lies with the list members alone.  Even a formally open list may be
quite restrictive and build up strong informal structures of
domination.  It is the responsibility of the members to prevent
illegitimate authority.


The list is also not totally open in the following respect.  Some
people have more time to post and read, some people are constrained by
slow computers, bad connections, a lack of free time, low income, and
exorbitant charges for their access to the internet.  Again this
requires responsibility on part of the list members.  Please keep this
in mind and post only things which are worth while for these readers.


Regarding the Digest: Marxism-general is expected to be a HIGH VOLUME
list.  If you do not want to be distracted by 40-90 separate posts per
day, you may subscribe to the digest form of marxism-general.  Whether in
digest form or straight, you may regard the list as a newspaper, and
read only the columns/threads that interest you.  At the top of each
digest (about 40K in length) there is a table of contents, with the
subject line and author of each post.  This assists one in reading
selectively.  Because of the high volume, the digest does not take
long to fill up and be automatically sent out.  The 'delay' in
receiving messages should only be a few hours.

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2  -Technical Info and Contact Person-

To post a message to the list, address it to

marxism-general at jefferson.village.virginia.edu

To sub, unsub or otherwise command Majordomo [the software] to do
something for you, you must address your command to

majordomo at jefferson.village.virginia.edu

The body of the message must contain only the command, subject line
is irrelevant.

Basic commands that you will need:

subscribe marxism-general
unsubscribe marxism-general
subscribe marxism-general-digest
unsubscribe marxism-general-digest

[Notice that marxism-general and marxism-general-digest are treated as
separate lists, but only for purposes of un/subbing.  It is possible
to be subbed to _both_ lists.]

To get a current copy of this info sheet, or that of any other Spoons
list:

info marxism-general
info marxism-general-digest
info listname

To get a list of subscribers you will need to enter the two commands

who marxism-general
who marxism-general-digest

To get a list of Spoons lists:

lists

[Other spoon lists include: third-world-women, deleuze-guattari,
avant-garde, frankfurt- school, film-theory, fiction-of-philosophy,
bhaskar, cybermind, french-feminism, nietzsche... and, above all,
an expanding spectrum of marxism lists.]

If you have questions that are not part of the onlist discussion
itself, or if the list experiences technical difficulties, please
email to the technical facilitator [not editor or moderator]


Hans Ehrbar     ehrbar at econ.utah.edu



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3  -Archives and other Left Resources

Posts to marxism-general are permanently archived, available through the WWW
page of the Spoon Collective, which links to pages and archives for
all the Spoon lists

http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/~spoons

There are several marxism related papers also available there, and
archives for all other Spoon lists.


These archives are also available

via anonymous ftp to jefferson.village.viriginia.edu, in the directory
pub/pubs/listservs/spoons/marxism-general.archive

or via gopher to jefferson.village.virginia.edu, under the directories
Publications of the Institute/Discussion Lists/spoons/marxism-general.archive

or via e-mail by using the majordomo get command.
If you sent a message to majordomo at jefferson.village.Virginia.EDU
consisting of the line

   get marxism-general current

you will get the latest postings to the list (which are asselbled
in a file named "current").  Somewhat older postings can be retrieved
by using the command

   get marxism-general recent

To get a list of all archive files available, send a message
consisting of the line:

   index marxism-general

to:

   majordomo at jefferson.village.virginia.EDU


You will get a list of files which can be retrieved by the "get"
command.  Here is the example of a get command which retrieves a
an archive file which has messages sent out before October 19,
1996, 18:39 GMT (you will receive a mail message of about 360
Kilobytes long):

   get marxism-general marxism-general_1996/96-10-marxism-general/96-10-19.183



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