"Division U Disscussion Forum"
This Email-based forum has been established in an effort for members of the scientific
community to exchange communications and to have access to specialized information in the
area of Mycobacteriology. Students are particularly encouraged to participate.
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ASM Listserv General Policy
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guidelines. Some general tips to enhance the quality and readership of discussion groups
are provided as follows:
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previous message, or any other non-essential text. This will make the message more
readable for others and help reduce the time it takes for those with dial-up connections
to retrieve their mail.
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and is not appropriate on the Internet. To emphasize or draw attention to text, enclose it
7. If inappropriate messages occur and/or guidelines are not followed, subscribers may
want to complain about the posting. They should not reply with their complaints to the
entire discussion group. This distracts the group from the main discussion topic to a
focus on network etiquette. Subscribers should reply with complaints and protests directly
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