Re: [Rd] requesting a new SIG mailing list

From: Sarah Goslee <>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 12:16:01 -0500

Hi all,

> It would be great if Sara of someone of the maintainers of the r-sig-ecology
> list could add that info to the info page.

I'm talking with the other maintainer about revising both the short and the long descriptions.

> I think that r-sig-env would be much more intuitive for environmental
> scientists coming from fields different from ecology, but I don't think it
> is possible to change the name of an existing mailing list.
> However, I'm wondering if it would be possible to create an alias termed
> 'r-sig-env' to 'r-sig-ecology' ?, in order to make the name of the list more
> intuitive for environmental scientists but without disturbing the current
> users.

I don't know that there is any mechanism for doing either of those things. Changing the name would be disruptive, and I don't know of an alias option. I think ecology is a more inclusive term than environmental anyway, but then I'm an ecologist.


Sarah Goslee

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