[teknoids] A really basic listserv question

Tracey McCartney tracey at fairhousing.com
Tue Aug 14 10:39:29 EDT 2012


Robert:

I don't know if you can do this with Lyris, but on Mailman lists you can 
specify a prefix for the subject line.  For example, I use [FH:] for one 
of my lists.  That way people know the mail is coming from the listserv 
and can reply accordingly.



Tracey


Seibel, Robert wrote:
> Hi folks, I am setting up a list for the first time and need help with a couple of basics.  I am using Lyris.  I noted that on this list there is a kind of header on each e-mail on the teknoids list that says the mail is from the list on behalf of the individual sender.  On my list only the name of the individual sender shows so mail appears like any other private e-mail.  But replies go to the list so it is very easy to reply to the list when you really mean to reply to the individual.  I want replies to go to the list, but I want a header like the one on the teknoids list.  I am not sure that what is on the teknoids list is a header or comes from some other source.  How do I put in such a header?  I was able to change the footer, but I am not sure what to for this issue.
>
> Also, on my list it appears that replies to messages do not have the footer that goes on original messages.  Is there a way to put the same footer on all messages posted to the list.
>
> I apologize for asking such a basic question, but I could not find answers on the help facility for Lyris (though they may have been there).  Thanks--replies can be off list.
>
> Bob Seibel
>
> California Western School of Law
>
> rfs at cwsl.edu
>
> ________________________________________
> From: teknoids-bounces at ruckus.law.cornell.edu [teknoids-bounces at ruckus.law.cornell.edu] on behalf of Elmer Masters [emasters at cali.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 6:12 AM
> To: Teknoids
> Subject: Re: [teknoids] Let's talk about the CALI Authorization Code
>
> Anna, et al,
>
> Thanks for the feedback and suggestions. It seems that many schools
> already provide the auth code on the student portal/intranet/website
> which is a great way to get the information out. Of course this got me
> wondering about how many schools have portals for students, so I put
> up a quick poll  on the teknoids website at http://elide.us/y that
> asks simply "Does your law school provide a secure (sign on required)
> portal/intranet/website for students?". No need to login, just follow
> the link and answer. It's a totally unscientific poll, so don't worry
> about multiple answers from a school.
>
> One other suggestion is to develop some sort of API that would allow
> schools to use a special page or link on the student website to
> register students. I think that this could be accomplished by passing
> a token that is unique to a law school as part of a HTTP POST. The
> token could then serve as the auth code presenting the student with
> the CALI registration form with school info already filled in. How
> does that sound?
>
> Poll question: Does your law school provide a secure (sign on
> required) portal/intranet/website for students? Answer at
> http://elide.us/y
>
> Thanks,
> Elmer.
>
> On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 9:16 PM, Anna C. Russell <russell at sandiego.edu> wrote:
>   
>> Hi Elmer,
>>
>> I don't mind the authorization code and appreciate all the benefits that come from having it.  I created a university protected web page to the code, and I have my contact info everywhere so students can access the code fairly easily.  My only wish is that everyone would simply use my nifty web page to the code, but I always get emails, and I have a pre-set reply email that I send back to the individual students as needed.
>>
>> As for faculty/librarians/staff - because of the smaller amount of turnaround - those populations seem even less problematic.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Anna Russell
>>
>> _______________________________
>> Electronic Resources Law Librarian
>> Pardee Legal Research Center
>> (p) 619.260.4759
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: teknoids-bounces at ruckus.law.cornell.edu [mailto:teknoids-bounces at ruckus.law.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Elmer Masters
>> Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2012 9:07 AM
>> To: Teknoids
>> Subject: [teknoids] Let's talk about the CALI Authorization Code
>>
>> DVDs are outside my bailiwick, but the auth code is my brilliant idea, so let's discuss it a bit since I know that it is a bit of a drag.
>>
>> The purpose of the auth code is 2 fold. First it associates new accounts with a particular school. This is important because it allows us to accurately gather school specific data around how resources on our site are used. Second it allows us to separate faculty/librarians/staff from students. This allows us to provide access to different services and resources based on the student/facstaff distinction and identify years of graduation for students.
>>
>> Because of the auth code we can tell you how many 1Ls from your school ran Lessons last year and we can provide faculty with tools like LessonLink. Any alternative to the auth code would need to fulfill these purposes.
>>
>> It's pretty easy to think of alternatives to using the code. Pick schools from a list, type school into an auto-complete field, self identify as student or faculty, bulk registration by schools, and more. Each of these has issues. A pick list would be unwieldy given that we have around 208 law school members and things like dividing by state doesn't make it any better. A solution that allows typing school names even with auto-complete leads to a lot of  variation that becomes hard to manage. Self identification leads to  a LOT of faculty members:). Bulk registration is interesting, but it still requires schools to distribute the account info to students and results in unused and orphaned accounts.
>>
>> So, does anyone have any suggestions? How can students/faculty/librarians/staff register on the CALI website in a way that associates them with their school and puts them into the proper role? Feel free to contact me off list if you want, but I'd prefer having the discussion on the list since everyone has to deal with the auth code.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Elmer.
>>
>>     
>
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> Elmer R. Masters
> Director of Internet Development
> Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
> emasters at cali.org    773-332-7508
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