Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 10:07:03 -0500

From: Gregory {Greg} Downing downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IS2.NYU.EDU

Subject: Re: RE FAQ?

At 08:55 AM 12/10/97 -0600, you wrote:

I give up. What a FAQ?

An acronym for "frequently asked questions." That's a format consisting of a

list of questions and answers, usually in some more or less logical or

convenient order, and usually with an index or (in some cases)

search-function. FAQ's are compiled by various internet lists and sites. The

goal is to avoid having the same basic questions that tend to be frequently

asked by new arrivals come up for discussion over and over from scratch on

the same (in this case) e-mail listserv. One could still bring up FAQ

topics, but would be expected to raise some new angle or issue, or add

something not mentioned in the FAQ, or question or correct the FAQ where


Gregory {Greg} Downing, at greg.downing[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] or downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]