[IMC-Boston-Discuss] mechanics of list use
mw21 at mindspring.com
Fri Jul 8 07:49:56 PDT 2005
Hello all --
Just a few notes on the basic mechanics of list use, based on some
problems I've frequently seen.
If you send something to a list and CC too many people, the message
will be held for moderator approval. I'm not sure how many people is
too many, but this happened this past week with the messages about the
meeting to organize the fundraiser next weekend and I don't think the
meeting location ended up getting sent to the list until after the
meeting. If you know someone is on a list that you are e-mailing,
please do not CC them.
Any message that is sent to the Announce list must be approved by one
of the four moderators (me, Pete, Rob or Joe). We agreed that the
Announce list should be used only for Indy Media announcements and this
was the only way to set it up to keep non-Indy Media people on the list
from sending non-Indy Media messages, as was beginning to happen more
frequently. Other moderators, please note, this is true of our messages
as well--we have to approve our own messages as well as everyone
else's. This means 1) that those of us who are moderators need to pay
attention and moderate the list everyday; and 2) if anyone who is not a
moderator wants to make sure something gets through, especially right
away, they need to get in touch with an Announce-list moderator.
Additionally, it would be an easy matter to expand the number of
moderators beyond just the four of us--may be we can talk about adding
more people at the next meeting.
bread and roses,
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