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2005 - VNFORUM as a mailing list has been retired. A new list has been started in its place, VNBIZ.
VNForum is a discussion network of issues related to Vietnam and the Vietnamese people. VNForum is owned and operated by the VAEF (Vietnamese American Education Foundation) and is run by a group of administrators who are VAEF members.
VNForum members include academics and professionals from many establishments around the world: universities, international institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations, NGOs, corporations, international institutions. In addition, a number of VNForum subscribers are actually relaying addresses for local networks in cities, universities or corporations around the world.
We know that you will find this forum to be friendly, serious, well disciplined, informative, stimulating and intellectually challenging. We hope that the discussions are beneficial to you and we look forward to your contribution.The VNForum administrators are here to help you.
If there is ever anything we can do for you, PLEASE feel free to send us a note firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please familiarize yourself with the Forum's policy and rules to avoid embarrassing discipline problems and to be more productive in the Forum. The following text contains four major parts: VNForum General Policy, VNForum Code of Conduct, Frequently Asked Questions and their Answers, and Technical Instructions.
VNForum GENERAL POLICY
The first goal of the Forum is to be a friendly and intellectual conference where constructive discussions on Vietnam-related projects and issues are carried on.
The second goal of the Forum is to promote the flow of different ideas on the discussed matters in order to enrich the intellectual life of all Forumors.
VNForum is content-neutral. All opinions are allowed in the forum, provided they conform with VNForum's Code of Conduct and policies concerning friendliness and intellectuality mentioned above.
If you use a free email account (such as Juno, Rocketmail, Hotmail, iNAME, and the likes), you will not be able to post your messages to VNForum. You can read VNForum messages only.
VNForum CODE OF CONDUCT
* personal attacks,
* defamatory statements,
* inflammatory statements,
* statements and conduct likely to create disorder, damage the integrity or reputation of the Forum, or harm the Forum or any Forum member in any way,
* discussions about any or all administrators or Forum organizers,
* messages arguing with any or all administrators on an administrative ruling.
* private warning
* public warning
* temporary suspension
* permanent suspension
The above disciplinary measures need not be administered in any particular order. The administrator(s) shall determine what measure is appropriate for the offense at issue.
* If a disciplinary ruling is public, the disciplined member may choose to make his appeal public or private. If the ruling is private, the appeal must be private.
* The panel may choose to respond to an appeal either privately or publicly.
Q1) What is this list all about?
A1) Discussion of general issues concerning Vietnam and the Vietnamese people from all points of view. These discussions are intended to help participants develop a full understanding of the issues important to those who care about Vietnam.
Q2) I can receive e-mail and would like to subscribe to the list. How do I do it?
A2) Send e-mail to Mailman email address (NOT to the list address), which is email@example.com. Your e-mail message should contain one line:
or SUB VNForum [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Q3) Can anyone participate in discussions, subscribers as well as discussion group readers?
A3) Yes. All subscribers can post to the list by sending their posts via e-mail to:
Q4) Are there any rules of the road for this list?
A4) Glad you asked.
(1) the category code for your subject and
(2) a subject title on the subject line of your postings.
Example:Subject: [POL] Vietnam-US relations.
Some suggested codes for subject categories:
[POL] = Politics
[ECON] = Economics
[SOC] = Sociology
[LIT] = literature
[POET] = poetry
[ENG] = Engineering
[COMP] = Computer
[EDU] = Education
[FIN] = Finance
[NEWS] = News
Q5) What does it mean if I stop receiving mail from the VNForum list?
A5) Another good question. Please do NOT post to VNForum something like
"HELLO?!! IS ANYONE THERE??"
It's quite possible that the list started getting rejections from your account for a variety of technical reasons.
Suggested recourse: re-subscription. If you're already subscribed, no problem, and if you've been dropped, you're back on. If that doesn't work, please write directly to one of the list administrators at
* Your discussion messages (to all list members) should be sent to:
* Administrative requests (such as SUBSCRIBE, UNSUBSCRIBE, HELP, etc.) should be sent to:
**IMPORTANT...PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING:
WHAT FOLLOWS IS A VERY COMMON ERROR ON DISCUSSION LISTS....If you send an ADMINISTRATIVE REQUEST to VNForum@VNForum.org it will NOT, I repeat NOT, be sent to the computer for automatic processing, but rather will be sent to all of the current members of the list. Your request will get lost in EMAIL NEVER NEVER LAND and thus, WILL NOT be processed!! You wouldn't like that, would you? Besides you will ANNOY everyone else on the list and become known as the LIST DUMMY!! GOT IT? :->
* To subscribe, send an e-mail message to
DO NOT specify a subject and type ONLY the following message in the body of your e-mail:
As an option to the above instruction, if you wish to receive VNForum mail at a different e-mail address than the current log-in from which you are sending the subscribe message, is to specify such in the body of your e-mail as follows:
In-other-words, following VNForum type the e-mail address you want used for your list membership.
In the instructions below, items contained in brackets [ ]'s are optional. When providing the optional information, DO NOT type the [ ]'s around it.
The following are commands which can be sent as the ONLY MESSAGE in the body of an e-mail, to mailman@VNForum.org for the purposes noted.
SUBSCRIBE VNForum [address] - to join the list.* if you prefer to use the web, please go to:
UNSUBSCRIBE VNForum [address] - to remove yourself from the list.
WHICH - to find out which list you are currently subscribed to.
LISTS - to get a list of mailing lists available on this server.
HELP - to receive a help file.
INFO VNForum - retrieve this general introductory information concerning VNForum.
* should you need to "talk" to one of the administrators, please send a message to:
We all wish you well and look forward to hearing from you in the very near future!
Because of our concern over the legal issues concerning the Internet and information on the Internet, the Forum feels the need to address some issues concerning the ownership of, and the consent to use, the information posted on the Forum as follows:
Thank you for your cooperation.
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