How do we change our country on the SW List?

Angus B. Grieve-Smith grvsmth at UNM.EDU
Wed Apr 24 02:10:11 UTC 2002

On Tue, 23 Apr 2002, Valerie Sutton wrote:

> But I tried it today. As far as I can see, a good number under the USA
> are incorrect. Under the USA it has people from Egypt, Colombia, Germany
> and lots of people from Japan, all under the USA....and several other
> countries too - so you are not alone, Flavio!

        It's just sorting people by top-level domain.  In the early days
of the Internet, all the machines with *.com, *.org, *.edu and *.net were
in the USA.  It's an old feature that hasn't worked since they opened
those up to people from outside the US.

> I have no idea how to fix it. If it really matters to you, you could
> write to the SignWriting List owner, Paul Cowley, and ask him how to
> change your country:

        Those addresses don't work any more.  Paul's current address is:

PCowley at

                                -Angus B. Grieve-Smith
                                Linguistics Department
                                University of New Mexico
                                grvsmth at

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