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WELCOME TO THE A.U.E. UNDERWATER EXPLORATION LIST

The Underwater Exploration list is intended to be a forum where divers, scientists, physicians, and others can discuss issues about underwater exploration and the marine environment, with an obvious slant towards technical diving.  Advanced discussion on issues such as diving physiology, fish biology, decompression theory, habitat issues, underwater archaeology, diving technology, cave geology, maritime law, et cetera, are encouraged.  Furthermore, trip reports and observations are highly encouraged.

In order to participate on the Underwater Exploration list, it is required that subscribers respect the following conditions.  Subscription to the Underwater Exploration list conveys your understanding of these conditions; should you blatantly violate any of these, you will be immediately unsubscribed to the Underwater Exploration list.

1.  No inflammatory or derogatory language.  Posts directed at another individual or group, on or off the Underwater Exploration list, will not be tolerated.  This includes the use of the word "stroke."

2.  No anonymous posting.  When posting to the Underwater Exploration list, you must include a full first and last name.  Furthermore, please include the city and state of your residence in your signature.

3.  No forwarding of e-mails.  While forwarding of appropriate news articles or other appropriate and topical information is encouraged, do not forward e-mails by request from individuals not subscribed to the Underwater Exploration list.

Other protocol:

1.  If you are providing an "expert" analysis or evaluation, please include your professional avocation in your e-mail signature.  While everyone is entitled to an opinion, it is important to recognize information from an experienced professional (e.g., M.D., Ph.D.) versus information from a layperson, regardless of how educated one might be.

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3.  Please make sure that the subject line of your e-mail accurately reflects the topic of your post.  Please do not leave the subject line blank.

4.  Please do not initiate or participate in any arguments.  Responsible debate based on logic (versus emotion) is perfectly acceptable.  If you do not know the difference, please refrain from posting.

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Please enjoy the Underwater Exploration list!

Cheers,
Michael C. Barnette
Association of Underwater Explorers