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CFS Index to FAQs

This document describes the several FAQ files about chronic fatigue syndrome and explains where to find them. These FAQs will be posted to alt.med.cfs and will also be available via Listserv e-mail retrieval and by ftp. Details about how to retrieve these documents as files are described at the end of this document.

Some FAQs overlap in their coverage since some of them have been developed separately and independently. The CFS Resources FAQ will have much of its info repeated in the general CFS FAQ and in the Electronic Resources FAQ.

Catalog of CFS FAQs


Subject: FAQ: CFS Index of FAQs
ftp archive name: cfs-index
Listserv filename: CFS INDEX (at STJOHNS and Albany)

This file.


Subject: FAQ: CFS FAQ
ftp archive name: cfs-faq
Listserv filename: CFS FAQ (at STJOHNS and Albany)

Answers to typical questions about chronic fatigue syndrome. There is a separate FAQ on CFS treatments.


Subject: FAQ: CFS Treatments FAQ
ftp archive name: cfs-treatments
Listserv filename: CFS TREATMTS (at STJOHNS and Albany)

Treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome.


Subject: FAQ: CFS alt.med.cfs/CFS-L Topics, Rules and Information
ftp archive name: cfs-guidelines
Listserv filename: CFS-L RULES (at STJOHNS)

Rules and technical info about the CFS discussion group, i.e. the newsgroup alt.med.cfs and the mailing list CFS-L.


Subject: FAQ: CFS Network Help
ftp archive name: cfs-network-help
Listserv filename: CFS NET-HELP (at STJOHNS and Albany)

Where to find discussion groups and info files about CFS available on Internet, Usenet and Listserv.


Subject: FAQ: CFS Resources
ftp archive name: cfs-resources
Listserv filename: CFS-RES TXT (at STJOHNS and Albany)

General resource file for CFS. Lists books, articles, national organizations, newsletters, and electronic discussion groups and files. A large document (60K).


Subject: FAQ: CFS Electronic Resources
ftp archive name: cfs-electronic-resources
Listserv filename: CFS-NET TXT (at STJOHNS)

Lists all computer network resources for CFS on Internet, commercial services, and BBSs. Includes advice for those new to computer networking.


Subject: FAQ: CFS IRC
ftp archive name: cfs-irc
Listserv filename: CFS IRC (at STJOHNS)

Describes how to participate in Internet Relay Chat (IRC, i.e., live conferencing), and info about the CFS channel on the IRC Undernet network. A broader source of information on this topic can be found on the web at URL http://CFS-IRC.home.att.net.


Subject: FAQ: CFS alt.health.cfids-action/CFIDS-L Guidelines
ftp archive name: cfids-guidelines
Listserv filename: CFIDS-L WELCOME (at American)

Procedures and rules for the CFS political action group, i.e. the newsgroup alt.health.cfids-action and the mailing list CFIDS-L.


Subject: FAQ: CFS Hello survey
ftp archive name: cfs-hello
Listserv filename: CFS SURVEY (at Albany)

Survey for the get-to-know-you "Hello" files for the participants of the alt.med.cfs / CFS-L group.


Subject: Getting these documents

On Usenet these FAQs will be posted to alt.med.cfs, with the Subject lines as shown in the description above.

Via anonymous ftp these files can be found at rtfm.mit.edu in directory /pub/usenet/news.answers/medicine/chronic-fatigue-syndrome .

The documents can also be obtained by e-mail from various Listservs. To do so, create an e-mail message which contains the command the command GET followed by the two-part Listserv filename. Send to the Listserv indicated in the description above. The various Listserv addresses are shown below. For example, to get the CFS Network Help file, send the command


as an e-mail message to the address LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU (or to any of the other Listserv that are also listed in that document's description shown above).

Listserv addresses


For inquiries about these files, send e-mail to CFS-L-REQUEST@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU. To participate in the development of the general and treatments FAQs, post messages to the FAQ topic of the alt.med.cfs newsgroup or to the mailing list at CFS-L@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU (which is the same group.)

   Moderator, CFS-L / alt.med.cfs

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