Mailing Lists

abstraction-news [archive] [search] [subscribe]

This list exists to provide information about upcoming events as well as CS department notices. This includes colloquiums, movie nights, and other CS related notices.

abstraction-jobs [archive] [subscribe]
This list is a moderated low-traffic mailing list with information about job opportunities.

abstraction-chat [archive] [search] [subscribe]
This is an un-moderated mailing list designed to provide a method of communication between members of the Calvin computing community.

abstraction-deals [subscribe]
The place to sell computer-related items or post “want to buy” emails.

CLUG [archive] [search]
The Calvin Linux Users Group list is a mostly technical list which discusses linux-related issues. Whether you’re just beginning and need help setting linux up or you’re a unix master — subscribe to this list.

CMUG [archive] [search]
The Calvin Mac Users Group list is a list devoted to Apple/Macintosh hardware and software

Subscribing/Unsubscribing

Calvin uses the mailman mailing list system. Below are the instructions for subscribing to the above lists:

Go to http://list.calvin.edu/mailman/listinfo/ (or click on the subscribe links above) and provide your information on the form on the resulting page.

Etiquette

All of our lists are designed to foster community. We have have provided below a listing describing appropriate conduct:

  • Don’t top-post. If you don’t know what this means, this rule doesn’t apply to you.
  • Agree to disagree respectfully. (Everyone on the list deserves respect.)
  • Take extended discussions that have only two or three participants off the list. (It is simply rude to continue to carry on “loudly” when the topic is obviously of little interest to the rest of the list.)
  • Treat the list as though you were in a face-to-face discussion with the others. Be sure to treat others as you would like to be treated. (It is easy to distance yourself from your words and to be uncharitable in a textually mediated context.)
  • Make liberal use of “postpone” and think before you post (before posting think, “Is this in the best interest of the goals of the list?” and “Is this something that needs to be said?”)
  • Think about how much you post. (There are many members on the list. If you post 20 messages a day, you are simply drowning them out and you could probably say what you want in, say, 2 or 3. Try to briefly summarize all your ideas so repeated posting isn’t needed.)
  • Keep your messages short and to the point. Failing to do this will result in people becoming bored with your messages. Try not to “over-quote.” Quote only specific material to which you are responding, cut the rest out.