Many of you have recently received a message from the SOCNET listserv
processor that says "[log in to unmask] has just altered your subscription
options for the SOCNET". Some of you believe that this means you have been
ejected from SOCNET, like Adam and Eve from the garden. I won't comment on
the psychological processes behind this inferential leap, but let me
reassure you that you have NOT been thrown off SOCNET. Yet. <I'm kidding!!>
What the message is about is that I have changed the defaults for SOCNET so
that, now, when people send a message to the listserv, a copy gets sent back
to them so they know it really went out. In the past, unless you changed the
settings yourself, there was no acknowledgement, and no copy of the message.
This alarmed some people, so I changed it. However, I didn't realize it
would send a mysterious message to each person, alarming them even more.
Note: If you want things back the way they were, send an email message to
[log in to unmask] (NOT socnet) that says (in the body of the message):
SET SOCNET NOREPRO
If you do that, you might be interested in adding:
SET SOCNET ACK
which means that you will at least get an acknowledgement from the server
when you contribute a message. You know, it will say something like "Good
job, Roy. Great message.", or "Atta-girl, Mary-Lou". Although our server
actually has a bit of a dark side, and can occasionally say something sharp
like "This is what you want to send to thousands of people around the
globe?". You take your chances.
PS. If none of this means anything to you, forget about it. Your
subscription to SOCNET is safe, and things will work pretty much as they
always have, only better.
Steve Borgatti, PhD Director
Organization Studies Department
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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SOCNET is a service of INSNA (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/), the professional
association for social network researchers. To unsubscribe, send an email
message to [log in to unmask] containing UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the
body of the message.