If nothing happens when you click the link, try setting the news server
options in your web browser or talk to a CIS consultant at x37HLP. If you
have a CS account, you can also read news from a shell (try tin
or slrn) or talk to a Sunlab consultant.
Please observe basic nettiquette on the newsgroup by keeping your postings
polite, concise, and on-topic. Before posting to the newsgroup take a look
at the postings that are already there--it is possible that your question
has already been answered.
When posting about an assignment, it is customary to refer to the assignment
in the subject of the post. (e.g.
[HW1] problem 3) Also, since
some students and TA's may be using a text-based newsreader, please post
in plain text, not MIME or HTML.
Appropriate questions for the newsgroup are general questions about
topics and clarification questions for assignments. Keep in mind that the
collaboration policy is in effect on the newsgroup. For questions that
are specific to your own work you should see a TA on hours instead. (e.g.
don't post "I'm working on problem 3 and I divided both sides by seven,
applied JoJo's Law, took the inverse, and now I'm stuck.")
Administrative questions (about grades, returned homeworks, etc.)
and comments, complaints, and suggestions about the course, should be emailed
to the instructor and TA rather
than posted to the newsgroup.
And finally, per department policy, all posts to course newsgroups must
be signed, with your full name either in the header or at the end of the