Re: Kepler Day

Chris Evans (
Mon, 29 Sep 1997 17:30:22 +0100

On 28 Sep 97 at 19:02, Graham Douglas wrote:

> To: Jane (Mallick, at Roehampton ?), and Fionn Stevenson, concerning
> Kepler Day in November. I have lost all my emails due to a system
> crash, could you let me know where you are ?
> Thanks,
> Graham Douglas

Graham (and the rest of the list as a salutory tale! -- sorry
Graham to expose you like this, I'm sure you didn't mean to do
this but it's something that's so easily done I want everyone to know
the basic advice!),

Can I clarify? Did you copy to the list a "host not found" message
that you got when you attempted to post to the list?

If you did, _PLEASE_ never do that again. If you have problems with
a "host not found" there is something wrong with the DNS, the Domain
Naming System that maps the internet somewhere between your site and
the site. These things usually correct themselves
within a few hours, a day at the most in my experience. Sending to
the list ensures that eventually all 300+ people on the list get a
message that looks completely incomprehensible to most of them. We
then get a slew of them following your example and posting requests
to leave to the list as a whole ... and so on!

If you have requests for addresses of people on the list, come to
Malcolm and myself by Emailing or, if that
host is unreachable, try me at this address (
and/or Malcolm at

Jane is on extended leave and not on the list at the moment, the
address I have for Fionn is:

I've removed the three people who have asked to leave the list by
posting to the list itself but please people ... send messages like
that to, _NOT_ to the list!

Best wishes all!

Chris (rather harrassed by other things,... list co-administrator!)

Chris Evans, Senior Lecturer in Psychotherapy,
Locum Consultant to the
Prudence Skynner Family Therapy Clinic,
St. George's Hospital Medical School, London University