This list serves as a forum for butterfly enthusiasts or "butterfliers" to discuss all aspects of butterfly life in the Carolinas, including butterfly finding, butterfly identification, trip reports, butterfly counts, butterfly behavior, backyard butterflying, butterfly gardening, butterfly photography, and butterfly club information. Although I expect most discussion on this list to be about butterflies, moth discussion is welcome also, hence the name "CarolinaLeps" -- leps being short for Lepidoptera, the scientific name for butterflies and moths as a taxonomic group.
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Below you will find the rules and guidelines for Carolinaleps along with some basic information for managing your subscription, however for more information and options on subscription management go to Carolinaleps Mailing List Manager. At the LOGIN page, click "New User" and enter your email address. You will be sent a password that will allow you to manage your subscription (for example, you can set your subscription to digest mode, or to no mail, or change your password, or a number of other options).
To subscribe, send a message to email@example.com with this text in the body of the message:
To unsubscribe, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org with this text in the body of the message:
There's also a digest mode that you can subscribe to, if you would like all the messages appended into one big message.
You can manage your subscription online: Carolinaleps Mailing List Manager
If you wish to post messages to Carolinaleps, please:
To post a message, address it to email@example.com. The message will be automatically sent to each person on the list by the Sympa mailing list server.
For a list of other commands, send message text "help" (without the quotes) to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have trouble getting on or off this list or have other questions, just send an e-mail to email@example.com explaining the problem.
Carolinaleps has a digest mode, so you can receive all the messages posted during the day in one big message.
To subscribe to the digest, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org with this text in the body of the message:
set carolinaleps digest
When you subscribe you'll receive the Carolinaleps info file (what you're reading now) and one message a day with "carolinaleps-digest" in the subject line. Occasionally sympa skips a day or two if traffic is particularly low. It takes a posted message to trigger the digest, so if a digest goes out one evening, then only one message is posted the next day and none the following day, then the digest will not be sent out until another message is posted. All messages since the last digest will be included. Subscribers to the digest should still be able to post messages to Carolinaleps.
If you'll be away from email for several days and you do not want messages from Carolinaleps delivered, Carolinaleps has a "no mail" mode. Just send a message to email@example.com with this text in the body of the message:
set carolinaleps nomail
When you return, reactive your subscription by sending a command
set carolinaleps mail
If you're getting too much mail, you can unsubscribe and check it periodically on the web (note, however, that you still must be subscribed to send messages). See:
A special acknowledgement is in order here. I'd like to thank Will Cook (developer and listowner of our sister-group, Carolinabirds) after which CarolinaLeps is patterned. Without his assistance and web-expertise (and allowing me to pirate his web-page templates), CarolinaLeps likely would not exist! Thanks Will! I'd also like to thank Randy Emmitt at www.rlephoto.com for hosting previous versions of this information file!
Carolinaleps was created on 26 September 1997.
Jeffrey Pippen, firstname.lastname@example.org
LEPS-L: The Lepidoptera Listserver - general forum for those interested in butterflies and moths. Moderate amount of traffic. All skill levels welcome. For more information, visit http://www.peabody.yale.edu/collections/ent/ent_LEPS.html
TILS Leps-talk - discussion of all butterfly related subjects, but mostly focused on taxonomic issues. Moderate message volume. Subject threads occasionally go off on non-lep tangents. All skill levels welcome, and some of the top lep taxonomists frequently post here. For more information, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TILS-leps-talk/
Carolinabirds - our sister group for birds. After all, many of us got into butterflying through birding! To subscribe, send message text "subscribe carolinabirds" (no quotes) to email@example.com.
For more information, visit www.duke.edu/~cwcook/cbirds.html