And as long as we're giving instructions on "Net Gaelic,"
how about instructions on "Net Etiquette" -- quite apart
from the recent discussion of whether this is a potential
introduction service or a scholarly LISTSERV (and I don't
know whether most Celtic scholars don't participate because
the topics discussed are uninteresting to them, or whether the
proportion of ardent e-mailers to the total number of
Celtic scholars is simply rather small), I have another,
very minor topic to bring up.
Could we please, when we take off from a thread, remember
to CHANGE THE SUBJECT HEADING? I'm averaging about 70
messages a day, most of which are LISTSERV-generated,
and if I'm following a particular thread it's disconcerting
to pick up, say, a message entitled "The Green Man" and
discover no Green Men (or Women) mentioned therein.
If you don't know how to change the message header, mail
a note to your local consultant. UNIX users can simply
type a ~ in the left-most margin (at any time during
their composition) followed by "s ONE OR MORE WORDS." Like this:
~s New Subject