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Old ISCL Mailinglist of 2003 batch now open for all students


Hello everybody,
the below invitation by Ramon found its way to the studies@youknowtheusualdomainnames but it seems not everybody is registered there. I changed any e-mail addresses in order to have a little protection. ;-) {domain}


Fellow ISCL students,

when we (the 2003 batch of B.A. students) started our studies, we set up
mailing lists to be able to communicate among each other easily.

The lists have since seen regular usage and have been very helpful in
sharing information related to our studies (e.g. key qualification
issues, Softwarepraktikum questions, and much more). We also announced
and discussed social events in the area (parties, concerts, etc.) there,
which has also turned out to be quite handy.

So far, members of the lists included only students of our year. But as
some of us have gone to other places and many new students have arrived,
we feel that this is not appropriate anymore. Thus, we decided to open
the lists to a wider audience.

So this is where you come in:

*All* ISCL students (B.A. and M.A.) of *all* semesters are hereby
cordially invited to join the following mailing lists:

iscl-stud@{domain} - for matters related to studies, courses and the like

iscl-talk@{domain} - for anything else: social events, gossip, etc

To subscribe, you need to visit and , respectively, and enter your name
and email address.
To unsubscribe, just go to the same page and follow the instructions.

The lists are generously hosted and administered by Niels Ott (1st
semester M.A.), so contact him at niels@{domain} in case there is any
technical problem.

Currently, the lists are unmoderated and can be posted to by
non-members. If everyone behaves, this will stay that way  :-)

A last remark: These lists are not affiliated with the SfS or the

Hope to see you there soon!


We can't complain about any lack of means of communication. :) I hope topics of more or less general interest will still find their way into this forum.

Hm well for us of the 2003 batch the mailing list is the standard means of communication. But it only works well with a certain number of members, and we lost some to Saarbrücken and the industry. ;-)

I tend to forget about web pages anyways, so I'm glad if and when messages just come into my mailbox. This forum apparently doesn't have an RSS feed, so there is few chance that I take notice of posts here... (RSS and a feed reader being the alternative for "messaging" instead of "polling")

Ah okay, people are different here. We established this forum mainly because many of us didn't want their mailbox "spammed shut" with Fachschaft discussion. Personally, I like better to include certain web pages into my daily routine than getting stuff into my mail box.

A chacun sa façon: There now is an RSS feed.

Yeah different styles of accessing information. I like to have it on my machine in an environment I prefer. (Thunderbird, or Akregator) As mailinglists can be sorted into folders automatically, my inbox is never spammed out, only some folders may be. For this purpose, the list software sets a "List-Id:" header field.

There are two other significant  differences: The mailing list is public to write, but not to read. Aunt Google won't memorize what happens there until the day I die. ;-) The other thing is: The mailinglists are none of the Fachschaft business and none of the teacher's business, they are in a certain way independent.

Thanks for the feed.


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