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MAP-EXTRA: POP QUIZ ANSWERS

Posted by: Patrick Douglas Crispen
Date Mailed: Friday, November 4th 1994 04:31 PM

MAP-EXTRA: POP QUIZ ANSWERS

PART ONE - MULTIPLE GUESS

     1. I'm subscribed to the 'squirrel' LISTSERV mailing list
        (SQUIRREL@UA1VM.UA.EDU). I just heard a story about how
        an energetic squirrel once crashed the mainframe at
        Mississippi State University during registration (a
        true story) and I want to share this information with
        everyone on the 'squirrel' mailing list. What address
        should I send my e-mail letter to if I want the letter
        to be distributed to everyone on the "squirrel" list?

             b. SQUIRREL@UA1VM.UA.EDU

             Letters should be sent to the *list* address


     2. I'm looking for a list of all known LISTSERV lists. What
        LISTSERV command should I use to get such a list?

             c. LISTS GLOBAL

             BTW, you can send the lists global command
             to *any* LISTSERV address ... it is a universal
             LISTSERV command


     3. Okay, I just got the "list of lists." I found a neat list
        called "navigate" but the list of lists only shows the
        address as NAVIGATE@UBVM. What address should I send my
        subscribe command to?

             c. LISTSERV@UBVM.BITNET

             This was a tough question. You had to remember
             to convert the LIST@NODE address to LIST@NODE.BITNET.
             You also had to remember that LISTSERV commands
             have to be sent to the LISTSERV address :)


     4. I want to subscribe to the alt.abuse.recovery newsgroup.
        I sent a e-mail letter to LISTSERV@UA1VM.UA.EDU with the
        command SUBSCRIBE ALT.ABUSE.RECOVERY JOE STUDENT, and I got
        back an error message saying that "alt.abuse.recovery" is
        unknown to the LISTSERV. What's going on?

             b. alt.abuse.recovery is a Usenet newsgroup;
                to subscribe to the group from a Usenet
                reader.

             Remember, if the group's name has periods in it,
             it probably is a Usenet newsgroup.


     5. How can I unsubscribe from the Roadmap workshop?

             c. send an e-mail letter to LISTSERV@UA1VM.UA.EDU
                which says UNSUB * in the body of your letter.

             You shouldn't have missed this one. The answer
             has been in my signature for weeks!


PART TWO: TRUE OR FALSE


     6.  FALSE        There is nothing wrong with giving my best
                      friend my password.

                      (Never give your password to ANYONE!)


     7.  FALSE        WRITING IN ALL CAPS IS CONSIDERED TO BE GOOD
                      NETIQUETTE.

                      (Writing in all caps is ANNOYING)


     8.  FALSE        The word "squirrel" would be an excellent
                      password.

                      (Squirrel is in the dictionary. NEVER use
                      a password that is in the dictionary)


     9.  FALSE        Letters to a LISTSERV list should be sent to
                      the LISTSERV address.

                      (Letters should be sent to the *list* address)


     10. FALSE        LISTSERV commands should be sent to the list
                      address.

                      (Commands should be sent to the *LISTSERV*
                      address)


PART THREE: SHORT ANSWER

11.  One of my friends just e-mailed me a chain letter offering me
     good luck so long as I send the chain letter to ten additional
     people. Heck, there are several *hundred* people subscribed to
     each of the Usenet newsgroups and LISTSERV lists. Why can't I
     just forward the chain letter to these groups?

          Chain letters violate the relevant posting rule (and are
          likely to turn you into flame-bait).

          Also -- and this was not covered in the lessons --
          most networks have Acceptable Usage policies that
          strictly prohibit chain letters.

          If someone sends you a chain letter, forward the
          chain letter (along with an angry reply) to that
          person's postmaster.


12.  Patrick's dad said "DON'T include the entire contents of a
     previous posting in your reply(s)." Why *can't* I do this?

          It is rude. When you repost the entire contents of
          a previous posting, you are forcing the readers to
          re-read something that they have already read.

          The purpose of reposting is to remind everyone what
          was said, not to repeat what was said :)


13.  If someone spams a list that I am on, what should I do? Why
     shouldn't I just send my angry replies to the list?

          Your best bet is to ignore it. If you are really
          angry, reply to the poster at his e-mail address,
          or complain to the poster's site administrator.

          You should not send your replies to the list because
          the spammer is probably not even a member or the list,
          and, if he is, he probably does not care about what
          you think.


BONUS QUESTIONS

     14.   How many National Football Championships has the University
           of Alabama's Crimson Tide football team won?

              d. 12

     15.   Patrick Douglas Crispen is:

              d. a squirrel
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