|1. What is the "Compass Users Group"?
|The Compass Users Group is a forum for users of the Compass Cave Survey
Software package. The forum is open to anyone one, but is particularly
relevant to cavers, cave cartographers
and Compass Users. There is no charge to join and people are free to join
or resign at any time.
The primary topic of the group is cave surveying, cave exploring and
specifically, using Compass to map caves. It is also a place for
people to ask questions, share tips and experiences, and report
bugs. Finally it is a
place to make suggestions and request new features.
|2. Archives Old
Questions, Answers and Comments.
|The User's Group has been through several
incarnations. It was originally on Yahoo and now it on Google Groups. I
have archived old posts and questions so you can look through them for
answer to questions and ideas about cave surveying.
Here is a link to the archive User's Group messages and discussions:
.Users Group Archives.
|3. How to subscribe and manage your
|You will need an a Google account to subscribe to "Compass
Users". You can join by clicking on the link below and following the
After you have requested membership, you will receive an email
membership. At this point, you will be a member of
Users Group"! From this point on you can post your own submissions to
the user's group. To post messages, send an email to this address:
More information will be available when I've finished posting the
2005 to 2020 archive.
|3. Rules, Suggestions
|There are some rules for the users of the mailing list. These are:
- When you post a question or problem to the "Compass
Users Group", it is important to give as much information as
possible. For example, a precise description of the error message and
problem is essential. It is also very important to give the precise steps
and conditions required to reproduce the problem. An email saying "I can't
print" is not very helpful. In addition, please provide the
Compass version number. (Look in the "About" window of any of the
program.) In many cases, the problem will already be fixed and all you have
to do is download the a new version.
- Before you post, it is often useful to review the Compass User Group
archives. In many instances, you will be able to solve the problem by
reading old posts. The message
archive has a search engine that will help you find relevant postings.
- In addition, be sure to read the Compass help files. The help files
contain lots of problem solving information and they will help you
understand the operation of various features so you can ask better
- Remember, if you reply to a user group email, your response will go to the
whole user group, not just to the original author!
- Real people have real names. Please put your name in the "From: " field
of your e-mail client. It is bad style to use names like "CyberCaver" or
"[email protected]". O.K.?
- Do not send HTML formatted messages to this list - not everybody uses
Outlook or another HTML-able mail reader.
- Do not send messages with attachments to the list. If you would publish
files please put them on a http or ftp server and post only the URL of the
files. Alternatively you can go to the file area of this forum and place
your stuff there.
- BTW: Flame wars are verboten! :-)