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Re: amsat bb/newuser



In answer to your first question, posed in an earlier message, a mail list 
such as this one is often called a "reflector".  It is not a bulletin board 
in the normal sense, in that you don't log onto a site to read the messages. 
Instead, the listserver program "reflects" all incoming messages back out to 
all of the subscribers.  Think of it like an e-mail repeater.

A "thread" is all of the messages related to a given subject.  For example, 
your "amsat bb/newuser" messages and all the replies to them constitute a 
thread.

The only real rules are:  stick to satellite-related topics, be polite, no 
flames & no spam.  Stick around and you'll quickly see who the "regulars" 
are, who knows what they're talking about, and who the "trolls" 
(troublemakers) are.........

Welcome aboard!

73 de KA3HSW

PS - and be very selective in quoting messages that you reply to....  there 
are few things more annoying than scrolling down thru 100 lines of quotes 
for a one-line comment!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeff/kc8gkf" <res0y3af1@verizon.net>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, February 06, 2006 2:41 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] amsat bb/newuser


> hi all, forgot to tell everyone im new user here on the bb.
> whats a thread? whats this and whats that?
> And is there certain way this runs? like stay on a certain topic, any and 
> all
> coments welcome? whos all here anyway?
> wheres the callsign list? is this just for the high tech people
> thats above most of our heads?
> would someone be kind enough to give me a hand  and give me the lowdown on
> this BB. thank you,
> and i thought there was no such thing as 73,s. 73 KC8GKF
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