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  <a href="http://vxl.sourceforge.net/"><span style="position: absolute; left: 1005; top: 16"><img ALT="VXL Logo" src="logo1-quant.gif" align="right" border="0"
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  <h1><a href="http://vxl.sourceforge.net/"><img alt="VXL" src="logo1-quant.gif" border="0" width="128" height="48"/></a> -- Introduction</h1>
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  <h1>Introduction</h1>
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  If you been referred to this page, in answer to a email you posted on <code>vxl-users</code>,
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  If you been referred to this page, in answer to a email you posted on <code>vxl-users</code>,
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  then please read the whole page carefully. It should tell you where to find an answer, or
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  then please read the whole page carefully. It should tell you where to find an answer, or
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  explain how to rewrite your email so that your question can be usefully answered.</p>
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  explain how to rewrite your email so that your question can be usefully answered.</p>
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  <p>If you are new to
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  <p>If you are new to
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  VXL and are looking for some basic help on posting to <code>vxl-users</code>, then we
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  VXL and are looking for some basic help on posting to <code>vxl-users</code>, then we
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  hope that this answers your questions. Please do ask your
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  hope that this answers your questions. Please do ask your
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  questions on the<a href="http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/vxl-users">
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  questions on the<a href="http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/vxl-users">
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  <code>vxl-users</code> mailing list</a>, taking account of the <code>vxl-users</code> list
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  <code>vxl-users</code> mailing list</a>, taking account of the <code>vxl-users</code> list
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  policy below.</p>
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  policy below.</p>
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  <h1><code>vxl-users</code> Mailing List Policy</h1>
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  <h1><code>vxl-users</code> Mailing List Policy</h1>
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  <dt><code>vxl-users</code> is staffed by volunteers</dt>
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  <dt><code>vxl-users</code> is staffed by volunteers</dt>
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  <dd><code>vxl-users</code> is frequented by other users of VXL, including the authors and maintainers of VXL.
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  <dd><code>vxl-users</code> is frequented by other users of VXL, including the authors and maintainers of VXL.
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  All of these people are volunteers, and none of them are paid to help you solve your problem.
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  All of these people are volunteers, and none of them are paid to help you solve your problem.
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  The advice in this policy is designed to make it easier for those
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  The advice in this policy is designed to make it easier for those
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  with problems to get useful answers from these volunteers.</dd>
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  with problems to get useful answers from these volunteers.</dd>
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  <dt>Please try to solve your problem yourself before posting</dt>
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  <dt>Please try to solve your problem yourself before posting</dt>
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          Please avoid asking questions that can trivially be answered by searching the documentation. For example, &quot;How do I warp an image?&quot; can be answered by typing in<tt>warp image</tt> into the <a href="http://www.isbe.man.ac.uk/search_vxl.html">
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          Please avoid asking questions that can trivially be answered by searching the documentation. For example, &quot;How do I warp an image?&quot; can be answered by typing in<tt>warp image</tt> into the <a href="http://www.isbe.man.ac.uk/search_vxl.html">
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  VXL documentation search engine</a>.</p>
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  VXL documentation search engine</a>.</p>
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  waste time helping you.</p></dd>
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  waste time helping you.</p></dd>
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  <dt>Please do not use HTML email</dt>
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  <dt>Please do not use HTML email</dt>
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  <dd>Some members of <code>vxl-users</code> do not use HTML-friendly email readers. Since you are
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  <dd>Some members of <code>vxl-users</code> do not use HTML-friendly email readers. Since you are
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  asking for their help, please post in raw text, otherwise they may well ignore your email.</dd>
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  asking for their help, please post in raw text, otherwise they may well ignore your email.</dd>
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  <dt>Non-member posts are vetted</dt>
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  <dt>Non-member posts are vetted</dt>
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  <dd>You do not have to be a member of <code>vxl-users</code> to post to it. However, non-member posts are
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  <dd>You do not have to be a member of <code>vxl-users</code> to post to it. However, non-member posts are
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  vetted by the list administrators, to screen out SPAM. It may take a few days for such
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  email to be posted, and occasionally they may be accidentally rejected. If you want to
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  email to be posted, and occasionally they may be accidentally rejected. If you want to
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  avoid delay, or guarantee you message gets posted, please
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  avoid delay, or guarantee you message gets posted, please
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  <a href="http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/vxl-users">join the list as a
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  <a href="http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/vxl-users">join the list as a
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  <dt>Please avoid general computing questions</dt>
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  <dt>Please avoid general computing questions</dt>
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  <dd><code>vxl-users</code> is aimed at VXL-specific problems. If you have a general computing or
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  <dd><code>vxl-users</code> is aimed at VXL-specific problems. If you have a general computing or
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  programming problem, please ask a competent local programmer. We may not take the
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  programming problem, please ask a competent local programmer. We may not take the
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    <blockquote>I have successfully built VXL but when I try to use it within my
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    <blockquote>I have successfully built VXL but when I try to use it within my
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  are human and appreciate the occasional bit of thanks.</dd>
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  <dt>How to structure a problem or bug report</dt>
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  <dd>Please phrase your questions as precisely as possible. If in doubt, be verbose.
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  &quot;I can't compile VXL&mdash;please help&quot; is not going to get a (useful) answer.
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