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  • How to use the Events & Conferences forum

    Here are some brief guidelines on how to use this forum.

    For posting:
    Any member of Biomch-L can start a thread in this forum. If you have additional announcements related to the same conference, please post them in the same thread. This will make the thread appear at the top of the forum again, so the announcement will be noticed. Do not start a new thread unless it is for a new conference or event. You are allowed to post as many additional announcements as you want (unlike the old LISTSERV!), but you may want to be somewhat careful if you want people to keep following your thread. You don't want to overwhelm or bore them.

    For following the announcements:
    If you are subscribed to the Conferences and Events forum, you will receive an e-mail notification when new threads in this forum are started or have new postings. So you can simply keep an eye on the e-mail and click on the link in the e-mail if you want to read the actual postings. If you want to receive the postings themselves by e-mail, you can subscribe to the thread (rather than the forum). This will increase your e-mail volume, but saves you a trip to the website. There is an even more intense mode to follow threads, which is to request immediate e-mail notification of individual postings in the thread. You should do that selectively and is recommended for threads in which you are an active participant. Finally, you can also use RSS (see the FAQ) to follow the announcements in this forum.

    Some other tips:
    • Many conferences are known by their acronym, e.g. "2nd ICAMPAM". Please also write the title of the conference in full, in the title of the posting. Many people will only see the title in their daily e-mail, so the title must have enough information that people can decide whether or not to read the full posting.
    Last edited by Ton van den Bogert; February 9, 2011, 10:32 AM.