PNS-L FAQ: Pakistan News Service Discussion (bit.listserv.pns-l)

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Contents:


1) About bit.listserv.pns-l
2) Introduction to Pakistan News Service Discussions (PNS-L)
3) Editorial Policies for PNS-L
4) History/Data on PNS-L
5) Auto DIGEST setup for PNS-L
6) Where to Send Contributions?
7) PNS-L Staff & how to contact them
8) How to subscribe to PNS-L
9) For Information on Pakistan
10) Archived Digests
11) WWW Home Page
12) This FAQ- Archive Info, History & Credits.


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Subject: 1) About bit.listserv.pns-l

The newsgroup 'bit.listserv.pns-l' is distribution of
BITnet LISTs "PNS-L@PSUVM" (Pakistan News Service Discussions)

The gateway established at American Univ. is bi-directioal.
This allows digest/newsletter posted by the editors on LISTSERV
to appear on USENET 'bit.listserv.pns-l.'

Any submission sent to 'bit.listserv.pns-l' is routed to the
editors of PNS-L automatically.

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Subject: 2) Introduction to Pakistan News Service Discussions.


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In the name of ALLAH, the Beneficent, the Merciful


P N S - L

Pakistan News Service Discussion

Vol. 1 No. INAUG 15 Rabbi-us-sani 1414 Hijri Saturday October 02, 1993
________________________________________________________________________________
Editor: Asim Mughal Paki...@psuvm.psu.edu
________________________________________________________________________________


Asaalaam O Alaikum (Greetings)

The Pakistan News Service (PNS) is proud to open a discussion forum.

PNS-L Pakistan News Service Discussion

We will like to open this discussion for a variety of services,
including:

o Info on PNS Activities
o Info on retrieving archived PNS files
o Coordination among PNS Representatives
o Feedback (Comments & Suggestions) from Readers
o On-line discussions with PNS Board
o Spin-off debates from "Letter to the Editor" Column
o Answer any questions from readers
o Special Events Mailing List


PNS-L is open for subscription for anyone interested. We have several
options in running this forum, it will be minimally moderated. We will
appreciate academic language & respect for others in debates.

If you are Pakistan News Service Representative, you are already on
PNS-L & will be receiving this message twice - once thru PAKISTAN & the
second one thru PNS-L.

On special events, for example, election night or for crucial events we
will keep you up-to-date every few hours on this forum. The complete
news will continue to be posted on Pakistan News Service Newsletters.

We solicit your cooperation on making PNS-L a success!

Pakistan Zindabad!

Asim Mughal
for PNS Exec Board

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Subject: 3) Editorial Policies of PNS-L


Editorial Policy of this Forum

1. Minimum Moderation
2. Academic Language
3. No Insults, name calling etc
4. Directly or Indirectly Related
to Pakistan


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Subject: 4) History Data on PNS-L


PNS-L DATA : Statistics & Info as of 6/10/94

Name : Pakistan News Service Discussions

Founded: 15 Rabbi-us-sani 1414 Hirji, October 02, 1993

Founders: Nauman Kassim Mysorewala, Syed Irfan Ashraf
Syed Asim Ali & Asim Mughal

Membership: 1000+ direct subscribers as of 1/1/95

Editors: Asim Mughal

Addresses: PNS-L @ PSUVM.BITnet or pn...@psuvm.psu.edu
-USENET: bit.listserv.pns-l [Since Oct 1, '93]


Subscription fee: FREE

Publication Frequency: Weekly

Volume numbers change every: March 23 & August 14.

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Subject: 5) Auto DIGEST setup for PNS-L

As of November 1, 1994, the default distribution for PNS-L has
been changed to DIGEST. The options for DIGEST have been set
to:

a) 500+ lines.
b) weekly.
c) 11:30 pm

In simple words, it means, all the incoming articles for PNS-L
are saved in a file. Everyday at 11:30pm, it checks to see if
either of the two situations are met, specifically, the saved
file is more than 500 lines long or if it has been one week
since last publication. If any of the criterion is met, a
publication is generated in 'digest' form and distributed.

The benefit of this setup include less overhead on parts of the
PNS-L staff and consistency of at least one publication a week.

Subscribers are free to change their distribution options at any
time by sending an email message to: list...@psuvm.bitnet, the
syntax of command sent as text of the email message should be:

SET PNS-L <OPTION>


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Subject: 6) Where to Send Contributions?


Please send your contributions to any of the following addresses:

A- PNS-L @ PSUVM.BITNET
PNS-L@ PSUVM.PSU.EDU

B- bit-lists...@uunet.uu.net

D- USENET: % Pnews bit.listserv.pns-l

E- USENET: Simply followup.


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Subject: 7) PNS-L Staff & how to contact them?

PNS-L is managed and run by: Pakistan News Service

STAFF Listing:
_______________________________________________________________________
| |
| Pakistan News Service - Executive Board (Active) |
| ------------------------------------------------ |
| Nauman Kassim Mysorewala, Asim Mughal |
| Syed Irfan Ashraf, Syed Asim Ali |
|_______________________________________________________________________|


DISCLAIMER:
_______________________________________________________________________
| |
| Subscriptions accepted by server "LIST...@PSUVM.BITNET" |
| or "LIST...@PSUVM.PSU.EDU" with command: |
| "SUB PNS-L Your_Full_Name" |
| |
| Editors reserve the right to delete, edit or trim any |
| submission and/or parts thereof without prior notice. |
| |
|______________________________________________________________________ |

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Subject: 8) How to subscribe to PNS-L

_____________________________________________________________________

SUBSCRIPTION INFO FOR PNS-L:

Send an email to: list...@psuvm.psu.edu

No subject needed.

Text of the message should be:

SUB PNS-L firstname lastname

You will receive a message from LISTSERV to authenticate your request.
Please respond by "OK xxxxx" [xxxxx will be code sent to you].
______________________________________________________________________

For help: email to: PN...@psuvm.bitnet or
Paki...@psuvm.bitnet

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Subject: 9) For Information on Pakistan


Newsgroups: soc.culture.pakistan (Unmoderated)
bit.listserv.pakistan -Pakistan News Service


Documents: FAQ: soc.culture.pakistan
FAQ: bit.listserv.pakistan

Write to: Paki...@asuacad.Bitnet -Pakistan News Service


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Subject: 10) Archived Digests


Archived Digests of PNS-L are automatically created & stored on
list...@psuvm.psu.edu. To retrieve a full listing of archived digests
(filelist), send an email message to "list...@psuvm.psu.edu", the text
of the message must be:

INDEX PNS-L

A file similar to the one below will be mailed back. Select the Digest
archive desired. To retrieve a copy of the digest, again write an email
message to "list...@psuvm.psu.edu" with the following format for your
text message:

GET PNS-L LOGyymm

Note: yy == year (e.g. 94)
mm == month (e.g. 08 for August)

Hence the command would have been.

GET PNS-L LOG9408

ARCHIVED DIGESTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR LAST 12 MONTHS ONLY. For older copies
write to: pn...@psuvm.psu.edu


A copy of Filelist retreived as of January 10, 1996 is attached.


* PNS-L FILELIST for LISTSERV@PSUVM.
*
* Pakistan News Service Filelist
*
* This file lists the programs that are stored on LISTSERV and can be
* retrieved by network users. Certain programs are not intended for
* common use and their retrieval is restricted.
*
* If an entry shows nrecs=0 the file is not available.
*
* This filelist may be sorted in columns 47 to 63 to get a list of
* files in the order of their updates. Sorting in descending order
* shows the most recently updated files at the top.
*
* :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
*
* The GET/PUT authorization codes shown with each file entry describe
* who is authorized to GET or PUT the file:
*
* ALL = Everybody
* PRV = List members
* OWN = List owners
*
* :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
* :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
*
* The GET/PUT authorization codes shown with each file entry describe
* who is authorized to GET or PUT the file:
*
* ALL = Everybody
* OWN = List owners
* PRV = Private, ie list members
*
* :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

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* *
* FILELIST declarations *
* *
* Those filelists which have a PUT code of N/A are either maintained *
* automatically by LISTSERV or come in as part of the LISTSERV software *
* package and can therefore not be changed by the installation. *
* *
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* rec last - change
* filename filetype GET PUT -fm lrecl nrecs date time File description
* -------- -------- --- --- --- ----- ----- -------- -------- -------------------------------
PNS-L WELCOME PRV OWN V 80 454 95/08/15 08:50:53 FAQ & Welcome
PNS-L PNSFAQ ALL OWN V 80 922 95/10/16 23:38:27 Pakistan News Service FAQ
PNS-L IINNFAQ ALL OWN V 80 1434 95/10/16 23:38:50 Islamic Information & News Network FAQ
PNS-L PNS-LFAQ ALL OWN V 80 450 95/10/16 23:40:52 Pakistan News Service Discussions FAQ

*
* NOTEBOOK archives for the list
* (Monthly notebook)
* rec last - change
* filename filetype GET PUT -fm lrecl nrecs date time Remarks
* -------- -------- --- --- --- ----- ----- -------- -------- -------------------------------
PNS-L LOG9501 PRV OWN V 80 2260 95/01/31 11:40:28 Started on Thu, 5 Jan 1995 18:08:57 PST
PNS-L LOG9502 PRV OWN V 80 3523 95/02/28 05:26:42 Started on Thu, 2 Feb 1995 22:35:23 -0800
PNS-L LOG9503 PRV OWN V 80 1249 95/03/30 16:24:58 Started on Wed, 1 Mar 1995 11:17:39 PST
PNS-L LOG9504 PRV OWN V 80 4569 95/04/25 04:36:41 Started on Tue, 4 Apr 1995 19:36:37 -0700
PNS-L LOG9505 PRV OWN V 80 4066 95/05/27 19:47:30 Started on Mon, 1 May 1995 21:48:07 -0700
PNS-L LOG9506 PRV OWN V 80 3393 95/06/29 15:08:57 Started on Thu, 1 Jun 1995 11:22:42 -0700
PNS-L LOG9507 PRV OWN V 80 3081 95/07/30 06:17:16 Started on Sat, 1 Jul 1995 03:07:58 -0700
PNS-L LOG9508 PRV OWN V 83 3582 95/08/30 08:47:00 Started on Tue, 1 Aug 1995 00:59:02 -0700
PNS-L LOG9509 PRV OWN V 80 3514 95/09/29 03:19:01 Started on Fri, 1 Sep 1995 00:09:46 -0700
PNS-L LOG9510 PRV OWN V 80 3342 95/10/31 07:39:32 Started on Mon, 2 Oct 1995 01:36:46 -0700
PNS-L LOG9511 PRV OWN V 109 3327 95/11/22 03:34:39 Started on Wed, 1 Nov 1995 12:06:00 -0800
PNS-L LOG9512 PRV OWN V 80 2183 95/12/24 12:59:11 Started on Wed, 6 Dec 1995 06:21:51 -0800
PNS-L LOG9601 PRV OWN V 80 1736 96/01/09 19:42:51 Started on Mon, 1 Jan 1996 15:15:10 -0800

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Subject: 11) WWW Home Page

PNS-L HOME PAGE:
http://alumni.caltech.edu/~mughal/pns-l/pns-l.html

PNS HOME PAGE:
http://alumni.caltech.edu/~mughal/pns/pns.html



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Subject: 12) This FAQ: Archive Info, History & Credits


ARCHIVE: This FAQ is archived & availble thru anonymous FTP
& world-wide web.

Anonymous FTP:

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2. SITE: ftp.uu.net
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Word-Wide Web:
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URL for USENET FAQs:

http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/top.html

URL for this FAQ:

http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/bit-pns-l-faq/faq.html


HISTORY:

Version 1.0 Released June 10, '94
Version 1.2 Released Aug 14, '94 Copyright Info Added
Version 1.3 Released Feb 12, '95 Item #5 new. Total 10 items.
Version 1.4 Released Aug 10, '95 New Items #10 & #11.
Version 1.5 Released Oct 05, '95 Subject: & #11 updated.
Version 1.6 Released Jan 10, '96 Updated #10.

CREDITS: Pakistan News Service Staff

End of Bit.Listserv.PNS-L FAQ Digest
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Contents:


1) About bit.listserv.pns-l
2) Introduction to Pakistan News Service Discussions (PNS-L)
3) Editorial Policies for PNS-L
4) History/Data on PNS-L
5) Auto DIGEST setup for PNS-L
6) Where to Send Contributions?
7) PNS-L Staff & how to contact them
8) How to subscribe to PNS-L
9) For Information on Pakistan
10) Archived Digests

11)* WWW Home Page


12) This FAQ- Archive Info, History & Credits.

* Updated in this rev.

Pakistan News Service Discussion


Asaalaam O Alaikum (Greetings)

Pakistan Zindabad!

Editors: Asim Mughal


Subscription fee: FREE

Publication Frequency: Weekly

SET PNS-L <OPTION>

B- bit-lists...@uunet.uu.net

E- USENET: Simply followup.

_____________________________________________________________________

SUBSCRIPTION INFO FOR PNS-L:

No subject needed.

SUB PNS-L firstname lastname

INDEX PNS-L

GET PNS-L LOGyymm

GET PNS-L LOG9408

http://www.wmich.edu/psa/news


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Subject: 12) This FAQ: Archive Info, History & Credits


ARCHIVE: This FAQ is archived & availble thru anonymous FTP
& world-wide web.

Anonymous FTP:

1. SITE: rtfm.mit.edu
Directory: /pub/usenet/news.answers/pakistan/news-service-list

2. SITE: ftp.uu.net
Directory: /pub/usenet/news.answers/pakistan/news-service-list


Word-Wide Web:
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URL for USENET FAQs:

www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/top.html

URL for this FAQ:
www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/pakistan/news-service-list


HISTORY:

Version 1.0 Released June 10, '94
Version 1.2 Released Aug 14, '94 Copyright Info Added
Version 1.3 Released Feb 12, '95 Item #5 new. Total 10 items.
Version 1.4 Released Aug 10, '95 New Items #10 & #11.
Version 1.5 Released Oct 05, '95 Subject: & #11 updated.
Version 1.6 Released Jan 10, '96 Updated #10.

Version 1.7 Released Feb 14, '97 Updated #11,Header to SCP.* groups.
Archive name changed.

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