Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- A New Tradition: Signatures!
From: Dave McNeely (dlmcneely-in-lunet.edu)
Date: Wed Jul 21 2004 - 13:39:32 CDT
I guess this is all very well. I always sign my messages, and I have a
signature file which identifies me professionally and provides contact
information, as well. But the detail about what drainage one lives in?
Most of us probably do live somewhere, but range more widely for either
personal or professional fish related activities. For example, I live in
the Canadian R. drainage, a sub basin of the Arkansas R., and the university
where I work lies in the the Cimarron R. drainage, another subbasin of the
Arkansas. But I work all over Oklahoma and parts of Texas, Kansas, and
Arkansas, in a great many drainages. I could point out that I live in the
Mississippi R. drainage, I guess : - ) ! But then, what about all the stuff
I do in the Gulf coastal drainages in Texas? But with further reflection,
it's not a bad idea, and those who feel they may be conveying worthwhile
information about themselves may want to go ahead with it. For myself, my
signature includes a link to my web page, which includes further links to
some of the work I have done or am doing.
David L. McNeely, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
P.O. Box 1500
Langston, OK 73050
Telephone (405) 466-6025
Web page http://www.lunet.edu/mcneely
FAX (405) 466-3271
"Are we there yet?"
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark" <nanfa-in-jonahsaquarium.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 12:57 PM
Subject: NANFA-L-- A New Tradition: Signatures!
> To kick off our newly reborn discussion forum, I would like to
> propose a new list tradition of sorts. For most of us this won't
> really be new, but to encourage comraderie and getting to know one
> another, I'd like to begin a tradition of adding a name to the end of
> each of your messages to the list. Just a first name is fine or
> whatever you are comfortable with. I have found that this really
> helps me to keep track of who I am listening to and responding to and
> allows me to feel like I am getting to know all you good folks out
> there who like to talk fish.
> And to try to make this fun, interesting and fish related, I have an
> idea -- how 'bout adding an identifier of where you are in the world,
> and to make it fish related, how 'bout telling us what watershed you
> live in? This will also help us out if you have questions about fish
> you have collected, or want to collect, in your neighborhood. For
> instance, I'm going to use the following signature:
> Ohio River drainage
> The creek that runs through our town is Apple Creek, which drains to
> Killbuck Creek, which drains to the Walhonding River, which drains to
> the Muskingum River, which drains to the Ohio River. This is
> important to know in our county, because just to the north of us, the
> rivers drain to Lake Erie, and there are different fishes in that
> So anyway, I'm just hoping to get to know you all and to have some
> way of remembering where you hail from and where you fish...
> Ohio River drainage
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: Wed Sep 29 2004 - 12:21:33 CDT