Discussion List


The Salt Lake City 2014 Discussion List

The Discussion List invites you to ask questions or to carry on discussions related to the conference. It is also used to announce information about the conference and provides you with a way to link up with potential roommates. Please carefully consider whether you prefer to receive messages in Digest or Non-Digest Mode. And please do follow the Guidelines for Discussion List use.

For information about using the list, please click here. You will find instructions on

  • how to subscribe to or unsubscribe from the list
  • how to post a message to the list, and
  • how to view the archive of past messages.


The Discussion List supports two ways to receive messages,
Non-Digest Mode and Digest Mode

Non-Digest Mode

  • Non-digest mode emails each message individually as it is posted.
  • This is easier for most people to use and some email programs cannot handle digest mode well.
  • Emails will begin with "[IAJGS2014]" in the subject line.
  • When replying to a message, it will automatically go to the person who posted the message. To keep the conversation on the discussion list, change to "To" field to discussion@iajgs2014.org.

Digest Mode

  • Digest mode combines all of the day's messages into a single email.
  • You must take extra care to reply to messages when using digest mode.
  • Be sure to change the subject appropriately when replying.
  • The default "Reply To" email is the discussion list; change it to the individual poster if your reply is directed to a single person.
  • Do not quote back the entire digest when replying.
  • Emails will contain "Discussion Digest, Vol X, Issue X" in the subject line.
  • If digest mode doesn't work for your, please switch to non-digest mode.

Guidelines for Discussion List Use

  • Use the list only for conference-related discussions.
  • The discussion list archive is public. It can be viewed by anyone who can access the Internet.
  • Messages cannot be deleted from the archive, nor can they be edited.
  • Respond to the list only if you want your response seen by all.
  • Otherwise, respond directly to the individual who posted the message.
  • When replying, include only enough of the message to which you are responding so that your response has context. If your email program automatically attaches more than this, delete the unneeded portions.
  • Observe good netiquette. Be courteous to others on the list.
  • Do not use inappropriate language or deliberately spur arguments.
  • Do not post advertisements of any kind, including for individual lectures, book signings, etc. taking place at the conference.
  • Check the discussion list archive to avoid repetition of conversations that have already occurred.
  • Individual messages sent to the list are now moderated, since the conference is over.

Roommate Matching

  • If interested in locating a roommate, share this on the discussion list.
  • Be sure to include your dates of arrival and departure and any other pertinent information that you would like a potential roommate to know.
  • If you spot a posting for a roommate that interests you, respond to them personally. Do not continue the conversation on the discussion list.


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