|A word from GeoCities:
THE STUNNEL SHEET (2.5)
(This is approximately the same as the intro letter you receive upon subscribing.)
About the email list
Here's a couple renderings of the stunnels:
(These jpeg pictures come from http://ice9.ncsa.uiuc.edu. Mucho
thanks to David L. Morgan.)
This list is for discussion relating to the various UIUC
area tunnel systems, but especially the campus-wide steam tunnels (aka
stunnels). I am Andrew Trapp, list creator & moderator.
This document is to familiarize you with the list. Please feel free
to mail me or, when appropriate, the list with any additional questions
you might have that aren't covered here.
I'm currently running this list off of what amounts to an
electronic sling shot. (Maybe wide-field shotgun would be more appropriate.
:-) I make no guarantee as to the reliability of this list, although
to date things seem to be running fairly smoothly.
If you wish to be added to or removed from the list, or
you're having a tech problem with this list, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be patient with me. I'll try to get problems worked out ASAP.
Letters sent to email@example.com will probably be taken care of
within one day if it's something simple like a list addition or deletion.
Mail sent to my personal address, firstname.lastname@example.org, will probably also
be answered, but may take longer and is liable to annoy me, so be nice. :-)
Now a bit about this email list, beginning with its format.
It is unmoderated, as if I could moderate it if I wanted to. :-)
Nevertheless, I expect y'all to show a little *maturity* and resist
any urges you might get to flame some unfortunate newbie/idiot. Also,
simple "Me too!" messages (especially the ones that quote extensively)
are a big waste of bandwidth and of peoples' time. Although I have
a fairly high tolerance threshold, I will consider BOOTING anyone
who extensively abuses this email list. (Explanation to conservatives:
it's my list right now, so I make the rules! :-) (Explanation to
liberals: it's for the common good! :-)
If you want to send a personal message to someone, do not
send it to the list. If a conversation starts in email, keep it there
(unless you have the expressed, written (via email) consent of all parties
involved in said conversation). If you are responding to a post,
then reply to the list only if it would be of value to everyone (or least
a majority). If the reply is to an individual, then reply to that
The posting of spoilers (entrances, etc.) is discouraged
by the members of this list. Note that this is the expressed list
consensus, *NOT* official list policy. If at any point you
want to discuss a specific entrance, you will receive less flames if you
put "SPOILER!" or some similar warning in the subject line.
A few people have brought up the subject of using PGP on this
list, due to the potentially illegal nature of some of the conversations
that may occur. My stand is this: use of PGP is allowed but
NOT required. Users of PGP should realize that what they encode will
be read by a (far) smaller number of list members. So if you want
your message to be read by everybody on the list but you're concerned about
legalities, then write it in the third person or hypothetically speaking.
For those interested in obtaining a copy of PGP, it's available at numerous
ftp sites. (Type "archie pgp | more" for a listing.) Although email
lists are more private than newsgroups, you might want to play the side
of caution anyway. (Or maybe not. :-)
This list is dedicated to discussion of the steam tunnels
(stunnels for short) here at UIUC, and *related* topics. Some
things to be discussed include (but aren't limited to): entrances,
escapades, stunnel history and future, lore, mapping, and local stunnel
issues. We've had a few get-togethers at Garcia's; no doubt these
will continue. Perhaps in the future we can arrange a SORF-funded
Urban Spelunkers Club. (Yeah, right! :-)
While stunneling may be of questionable legality (the campus
police claim that stunneling is "criminal trespassing"), there are some
related activities which are clearly illegal and that I hope you would
not be engaged in. By this I mean stuff like theft, damage to property
(e.g. breaking open a lock by force), etc. Graffiti is questionable,
especially permanent stuff like spray paint; (what about chalk?), etc.
Also, one's participation on this list should not by default be construed
as conspiracy to commit an illegal act, or condonement thereof.
Some concern has been noted about participation by minors
on this list. At present I am not restricting access to this list
in any way, and that's how I'd like to keep it. Minors should realize
that us old folks might get in a heap of trouble if we were to involve
you in some of the activities discussed on this list. (Which is not
to say we'll never involve you!) Most minors on the net also have
access to things like sex & drug newsgroups, porno GIF's, etc.
This list ain 't _that_ bad, but it should be kept in mind that it is intended
for *responsible* people. (Even though there may be times when we
don't sound very mature! :-)
The STunnels email list is low-volume, usually less than a
message a day on average. If you'd like to subscribe, or would
like to unsubscribe if you're already on the list, send your email address
Well, that's about it. Sorry if I sound overly restrictive,
it's not intentional. This is my first time as a list manager and
I'd like things to go right the first time, if you catch my drift. :-)
So be excellent to your fellow stunneler, and let's stunnel on!!
Andrew Trapp, email@example.com,
List Admin, UIUC STunnels list: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subscribe, unsubscribe, list probs, etc.: email@example.com