An alternative would be to have the list moderator change the 'reply to'
aspect of the ISOGEOCHEM list. If the 'reply to' is the individual sender
and not the list, then one must make an additional effort to send something
to the list. This would significantly reduce accidental posts (including
those embarrassing ones).

David P. Gillikin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Geology
Director: Union Stable Isotope Laboratory
Union College
Department of Geology
807 Union St.
Schenectady, NY 12308

Office phone: (518) 388-6679
Lab phone:     (518) 388-8741
email:  [log in to unmask]
Lab Website:

From:  Stable Isotope Geochemistry <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of
Robert Panetta <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:  Stable Isotope Geochemistry <[log in to unmask]>
Date:  Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 9:04 AM
To:  <[log in to unmask]>
ON Stable Isotope Textbook via this list

Just create a rule sending ISOGEOCHEM to its own folder. Or send any
messages on this thread directly to trash. This way you won't inadvertantly
add to the fray knowing full well that people will still reply to the list.
See, for example:


On Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 7:17 AM, Guido Wiesenberg
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Dear all,
> As Roland already wrote, please do not further spoil the list with textbook
> requests, but use the direct contact to Zach!
> The easiest would be, if the pdf could be shared via the list or at least the
> link where it can be downloaded, once it is available (and then there are no
> further requests necessary!).
> Thanks and best regards,
> Guido
> PD Dr. rer. nat. Guido L.B. Wiesenberg
> Dipl.-Geol.
> University of Zurich
> Department of Geography
> Soil Science and Biogeochemistry
> Winterthurerstrasse 190
> Ch-8057 Zürich
> Switzerland
> Tel.: +41-44-6355183 <tel:+41%2044%20635%2051%2083>
> Fax: +41-44-6356848 <tel:+41%2044%20635%2068%2048>
> Email: [log in to unmask]
> web: <>
>> Am 11.01.2017 um 13:02 schrieb Mauricio Gallegos <[log in to unmask]>:
>> Dear Zach,
>> Please, I appreciate to get a copy too
>> Thanks
>> Best regards
>> MAuricio
>> 2017-01-11 8:42 GMT-03:00 cristina barbieri <[log in to unmask]>:
>>> I would like to receive the PDF. Congratulations for the work and for
>>> sharing!
>>> Cristina Barbieri
>>> Forensic Expert
>>> Criminalistics Department/IGP-RS
>>> Porto Alegre-RS Brasil
>>> On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 10:47 PM, Zachary Sharp <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>> Dear Isotopers,
>>>> I decade back I wrote a textbook to accompany an introductory stable
>>>> isotope course. The book "Principles of Stable Isotope" geochemistry was
>>>> considered a failure by the publisher because the volume was too low and
>>>> they have discontinued it. If you try to find it on Amazon, it is insanely
>>>> expensive. 
>>>> I have gotten the rights back to the book and am in the process of updating
>>>> it. I plan on putting it online free to all. The nice thing about this idea
>>>> -- besides the price -- is that having it online allows for it to be
>>>> constantly modified to remain up-to-date. I plan on having it all done in
>>>> the next one or two months. In the meantime, I would like to offer it to
>>>> anyone who might be considering using it for teaching their stable isotope
>>>> course this semester. It's not completely finished, but it is usable.
>>>> Please feel free to contact me if you would like the PDFs.
>>>> Sincerely,
>>>> Zach
>> -- 
>> Mauricio Gallegos O.
>> M.Sc en Oceanografía
>> Laboratory of Biogeochemistry and Applied Stable Isotopes (LABASI)
>> Facultad de Ciencias Biologicas
>> Departamento de Ecologia
>> Avda. Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 340
>> Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
>> Fono: 23542159