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Section - -6- What are the Subject-line Tags?

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Subject line tags make the postings easier to screen and read. The tags are
broken up into two major categories: Announcements and Discussions. The
announcement category is meant for informational postings, not to stimulate
discussion. Therefore, replies are not necessary in this category.
Discussion, on the other hand, is meant to advance newsgroup commentary and
debate.

Announcements

ADMIN: Related to newsgroup administration.
ANNOUNCE: Miscellaneous.
CONF: Conference descriptions, dates, deadlines, etc.
CFP: Call for papers (for conferences/journals).
EDUC: Description of educational opportunity.
EPUB: Electronic publications, reports, papers, etc.
EVENT: Descriptions of various, non-conference events.
JOB-OFFERED: Employment opportunities.
JOB-WANTED: Shameless self-promotion.
NEW-PROD: New product announcements (commercial ads).
ONLINE: Online services, WWW and ftp sites, Electronic publications,
reports, papers, etc.
PUB: Books, journals, etc.

Discussions

APPS: Applications of virtual worlds in various domains.
DESIGN: Human factors, standards, and other design issues.
ENTERTAIN: Entertainment/game applications.
HOME-BREW: Discussion of cheap VR, PC VR, Low-Cost VR.
HUMAN-FACTORS: Discussion of human factors issues.
INDUSTRY: Where the industry is, or is heading.
MISC: Items that don't fit into any other category.
PHIL: Philosophical musings about reality, etc.
PROD: Discussion of products.
REV-PROD: Non-commercial reviews and evaluations of products.
REV-APPS: Review of experience with an application.
REV-CONF: General review or report on a conference.
REV-ENTERTAIN: Review of experience with an entertainment app.
REV-EVENT: General review or report on an event.
REV-ONLINE: Reviews of online services, publications, etc.
REV-PUB: Review of books, journals, etc.
RESEARCH: Discussion of current research projects and labs, methods,
problems and areas of interest SCI: Scientific issues such as health,
physics, etc.
SOC: Social phenomena and culture.
TECH: Hard technology, data, software, hardware, etc.

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Subject:-7- What are the Digests?

sci.virtual-worlds has two separate digests of postings:

"Virtual Interface Marketplace" and "Virtual-worlds Info Booth," are weekly
posts containing a collection of related messages (posted Monday and
Wednesday respectively). A skipped issue means that there were no relevant
postings for that particular week.

The first part of each digest will include a list of the subject lines from
the posts contained in the digest, allowing for a quick check to see if the
digest contains anything of specific interest to you.

These digests may be plodded through on your newsreader or you may use your
mailreader to read each message in the digest separately (assuming your
mailreader can read folders in 'mailbox format').

Digest Subject Tags are as follows:

DIGEST: Weekly digests containing related messages.
DIGEST: Virtual Interface Marketplace.
FOR-SALE: Products/items for sale/re-sale.
MARKETING: General marketing announcement.
WANTED: Entities wanting to obtain hardware/software.
DIGEST: Virtual-worlds Info Booth.
INFO: General information requests/answers.
TERMS: Questions and answers about terminology.
WHO: Searching for people involved in the field.

The digests are archived at our ftp site at
<ftp://ftp.hitl.washington.edu/pub/scivw/Digests/>

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