the CampingList About? The CampingList is a free
forum for the discussion of outdoor activities, broadly
construed. This includes, but is not restricted to, discussion
of backpacking, hiking, biking, canoeing, rafting, star
gazing, photography, equipment related to any of the above.
Also fair game is contemplation of the rate at which grass
grows, expression of amazement about the quantity of lint
that accumulates in one's belly button when writing about
outdoor activities, and the reactions of construction workers
who see you walking the streets of New York City in Day-Glo
pink plastic mountaineering boots. The sharing of Experience
Reports--in which you describe your activities--is especially
list is *not* moderated: every message sent to the
list is distributed to the list. As owner of the CampingList,
I do reserve the right to remove from CampingList any individual
that uses the list for blatant promotion of commercial activities
or makes a persistent ass of him or her self.
CampingList is about the exchange of ideas. Accordingly,
ad hominum attacks are not
acceptable. Attacking ideas is fine as long as you can substantiate
your position. For example, it is OK to say, "The notion
that circling one's tent with marshmallows to ward off grizzly
bears is complete nonsense! Herraro, in his book Bear Attacks,
says ..." It is not OK
to say something like: "Peeves, you are a complete
idiot for advocating that we surround our tent with marshmallows
to ward of grizzly bears! You are a danger to society!"
Granted, you may feel that way <G>, but let's keep
in a message? Don't like a message? Use your delete
Camping List work? An e-mail message addressed
to Camping@GentlEye.com is automatically sent to
everyone subscribed to the list.
Your e-mail reply to a CampingList message will be sent
automatically to everyone on the list.
Reply to All. Some e-mail programs (e.g., Outlook
and Outlook Express) have two reply options: Reply
and Reply to All. Use Reply
to All to send your reply to all list members. Use
Reply if you desire to send
your reply only to the person who sent the note and not
to all list members.
I recommend that you create a Camping List folder in
your e-mail program and set a rule that moves incoming
messages to that folder.
If you use MS Outlook
'98 or 2000, here's a great tip from David Flowers:
If you have a folder with the camping list messages,
click on ORGANIZE, then USING VIEWS, then CUSTOMIZE CURRENT
VIEW. That opens a dialogue box called VIEW SUMMARY. Click
on GROUP BY and choose CONVERSATION then OK. Now you have
a threaded discussion group. When new messages come in,
it goes to your camping list folder, which shows the different
threads, how many posts are in the thread and how many
unread messages. Pretty slick.
Get your friends
to join! Do you know someone who might be interested
in the CampingList? Forward this message to them! The more
folks we can involve in the list, the more fun and useful
it will be for all.
Drop me a note at RKleine@GentlEye.com
Trivia. The Camping List runs as a mailing
list off my GentlEye.com domain. As it is a mailing
list, it will
work with any e-mail program connecting to the ISP of
your choice. Relative to CS's Forum software, we
threading and achieving. In compensation we gain the
freedom read and post Camping List messages using
software on we want connecting via any ISP.
Your name, e-mail address, and any other information you
may provide, will be used exclusively for purposes of maintaining
the Camping List. Information you provide will never be
provided to other parties.