The following mailing lists are available on swil.org. Please note
that the names are shortened and may have spaces in them to prevent
spammers from finding the addresses here and spamming them. Add
@swil.org to all of the names to get the list name.
To subscribe to one of these mailing lists, e.g. mailing list
examplelist, send a message to
in the subject line or the body of the message.
Additional information on the differences between the old majordomo interface
and the new mailman one is available at http://www.swarpa.net/docs/mailman.html.
- Quasi-official lists
3-4 messages per year, announcing major events and including an annual
recap of SWIL occurrences and resources. Prospective postings to this
list should be sent to for approval.
- The SWILnews
Subscribe to receive one copy of SWILnews each week.
- chat lists:
SWILfolk. Chatting. Fairly high traffic. Be aware of the existence
of the debate list.
Lively (but friendly) debate about current events, philosophy, politics,
or pretty much anything else. A companion list to chit-chat, with some
threads migrating back and forth.
Like chit-chat, but intended for computer-specific questions and
discussion too geeky to interest the chat list.
- fun lists:
What's going on in the Philadephia Area/Swarthmore College? Probably not
useful if you're not on or near campus. An absolute must if you are.
- boston-fun, nyc-fun, sfbay-fun, dc-fun,
Regional lists similar in purpose to fun. Currently represented are
Boston, New York City, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and the North
Carolina "Research Triangle" area (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill), but any
with a decent concentration of SWILFolk can start one of these.
A superset list of all regional fun lists (including just-plain-fun),
for non-location-specific fun events, like meteor showers and t-shirt
reprints. Anyone who is on one of the above fun lists will be
automatically subscribed to this one, or you can subscribe directly.
Keepers of the Order of the Foam Sword. This list is used by hunt wizards
and their co-conspirators to plan the annual Pterodactyl Hunt. Subscribe
if you want in on the action.
This list is used to plan reunion-type activities, which generally means the next Alumni Weekend, or the next SWIL reunion if there's one of those coming
up. Join if you're interested in attending.
Similar to the reunion list, this list is used to plan the next SWIL group
vacation, like the cruise, the ski trip, or the camping trip (August 2003).
Join if you're interested in such activities.
The Science Fiction Discussion Table. Usually, a new book is discussed each
month, and the list is also used for some general SF news and discussion, like
awards. Very low traffic, possibly defunct, but feel free to revive.
A daily news update on science fiction and science fact. The newsletter
is written by Fred Bush '98. Currently unoperational, but maybe if you email
Fred (fbsh at mail dot rochester dot edu)
he'll start it up again!
The newfledged SWIL theology list, for discussions about religion.
- The SWIL Contact List
- Well, this isn't a swil.org list per se, but Snibor Eoj (jmrobins at oygevalt dot
org) is compiling a SWIL contact list, to be emailed out monthly to
those listed. If you'd like to be on the list, email Joe Robins.
SWIL Lists /
webmaster at swil dot org