ORGLIST is a discussion forum dedicated to
Organic Chemistry. It was founded in 1997 and implemented as a free
Internet mailing list (listserv). Anyone can subscribe to the list
and only the members have the previlege to post (email) messages to
the forum. Every message is immediately distributed by email through
all the members. ORGLIST is in fact a virtual community of organic
chemists where many interesting problems and questions have been
raised and where practicing chemists have found help for their work.
It has about 1000 members from all over the world and an average
traffic of 1 message/day.
Which topics should be
discussed in ORGLIST ?
Suggested topics are: unexpected results or
difficulties, questions that could not be answered by searching the
literature, discussion of available methods for a particular goal,
practical lab procedures, announcements of important events in
Organic Chemistry, discussion of relevant articles recently
published, stimulating general problems in Organic Chemistry.
Which topics are not
acceptable in ORGLIST ?
Spam email, topics not related to Organic
Chemistry and commercial ads (unless they advertise products of real
interest to organic chemists and the message is not sent to the list
more than once a year). Questions that can be easily answered by
a text book or by searching the web should not be posted !
Before you post a question be sure that it cannot be answered by
searching available tools such as Google, emolecules, ChemSpider, AltaVista, ChemFinder, ChemExper, or the ORGLIST archive.
Are the past messages
Yes. Every message sent to the list is archived
and accessible through theArchive
Are the subscribers publicly
No. Nobody except the list coordinator has
access to the email addresses of the members.
Is it possible to receive a
daily digest ?
Yes. Any member that would like to receive a
daily digest with all the ORGLIST messages posted during the day
(instead of receiving every message separately) should go to the
management section under http://www.orglist.net/#mgmt
and enter your email address. In the new page the option for
receiving digests should be chosen.
I would like to post a
message to orglist or to unsubscribe from orglist but when I try to do so,
I receive a message saying 'you are not a member of that list'. However, I
am a member of the list and I receive every message that is distributed
through the list. What should I do ?
This problem is usually caused by being
subscribed with one email address and trying to post a message from
a different one. In some cases an email account can be referenced by
different names. For instance,
are all the same email
account. If one subscribes to orglist as and
then tries to post a message From: he/she will not be
recognized as a member of the list and the message will be refused.
Be sure that you are posting a message to orglist with the same
'From:' field that you used to subscribe. If your message is still
not accepted please inform the list coordinator ().