[Histonet] IHCRG listserv

John McGinley john.mcginley <@t> colostate.edu
Wed Mar 15 14:12:42 CST 2006


For those of you who are current members of the NSH Immunohistochemistry
Resource Group (IHCRG) please read below. 

The IHCRG listserv that was hosted on neo.agsci.colostate.edu is no longer
active due to an update problem that arose on Monday morning, essentially
crippling the mailman software used to manage and distribute email for this
listserv. An attempt was made to restore key files from backup copies.
However, the software updates which caused the problem changed file
locations and dependencies so the backups were useless. While re-installing
the software is an option the same problem is very likely to rear it's ugly
head again in the near future. Rather than installing a fresh copy of
mailman and re-creating the listserv I have decided to move it to a
commercial provider for reasons delineated below.

1. Like most of you I'm a bench tech and not a systems administrator. 
2. I need a listserv that works for me, not the other way around.
3. I need less stress in my life, not more. 

I have already moved the lists for the Colorado state society to Google
Groups, which I tested earlier this week and the results were promising.
There are no banner ads in email messages like there are with other free
groups like Yahoo. I will be setting up the new list for the IHCRG tonight.
However, due to the large number of members in this group it is likely to be
flagged for approval before the group can be activated. The approval process
takes about 24-48 hrs. Once approved members will receive a message from
"noreply <@t> googlegroups.com" with the following subject line: "You have been
added to IHCRG". The body will say something like " mcginleyj <@t> gmail.com has
added you to the IHCRG group with this
message: ...". If Google decides not to approve my request for direct
subscriptions you may receive an invitation message to the group rather than
a subscription notice. A link should be provided for you to join the group
in the event of invitation only requests. 

In the meantime, please do not send messages to the old address
(ihcrg <@t> neo.agsci.colostate.edu). The new address will be available soon and
hopefully this will be the last move for the IHCRG listserv (fingers
crossed). Thank you for you patience.


John McGinley, 
IHCRG webmaster and listserv moderator 

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