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Electronic Discussion Forum
|SOCNET is a listserv list. A listserv
list is essentially an automated mail forwarding system
in which subscribers send mail to a central address and
it is automatically rebroadcast to all other subscribers.
The purpose of SOCNET is to allow network researchers
worldwide to discuss research and professional issues,
make announcements, and request help from each other.
Membership in SOCNET costs nothing and is available to
all members of INSNA.
To join SOCNET, send an email message to
that says the following in the first line of the body of the message: SUBSCRIBE SOCNET <your name>. For example:
SUBSCRIBE SOCNET Steve Borgatti
The listserv software at NERVM will then add your name and email address to the list, and send you back a message confirming your membership. If you do not receive a confirmation message back, contact Steve Borgatti (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Once you are a subscriber, to send a message to all SOCNET subscribers, just send email to the internet address
Your message will automatically be broadcast to all SOCNET subscribers.
To permanently remove yourself from SOCNET, send a message to email@example.com with the following command in the body of the message:
Important note: this message, like all listserv commands, should be sent to the listserv (address firstname.lastname@example.org) and not to SOCNET. If you send it to SOCNET, it will not sign you off, and everyone on SOCNET will get a message from you that says "SIGNOFF SOCNET".
To see who else is subscribed to SOCNET, send the REVIEW SOCNET command to the listserv. You can have the list sorted by country, last name, node id and user id, if you like, by sending a command of the form REVIEW SOCNET (BY <fieldname> as follows:
For information about additional commands, such as using the DIGEST option, send the command
to email@example.com. Again, dont send it socnet or else everybody will get that message!