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(posting – under construction)
This page applies only to “announcers”.
Only “announcers” who have been given “posting privileges” can send messages (an attempt to keep Spammers out).
1. Your Posting Privileges:
This “privilege” allows you to send messages to the ‘ScrantonDance’ Yahoo email Group (aka “The Listserver”.
- You send the message to the Listserver’s address, ScrantonDance@yahoogroups.com (case insensitive) just like you send email to anyone else.
- The Listserver then resends a copy of your message to all ‘subscribers’ of the List.
2. Send Yourself A BCC:
- I recommend you BCC yourself the first few messages.
- You then will receive 2 copies: one directly from yourself, and one coming through the Listserver.
3. Two Notes For Your Address Book:
3a. Add a new address to your address book as follows:
3b. In the “notes” section for that address, make a note:
“Posting privileges will work only for ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’, and will NOT work for my other addresses”.
REASON for requesting that you do the above:
Us volunteer Listserver assistants waste a lot of time troubleshooting avoidable problems, because posters either
(a) type the Listserver address wrong, or
(b) they send their message from a different (wrong) address if they have multiple addresses.
4. Archives, Delays, And Attachments
Archives: Every message you send, will also be “recorded” in the web page Message
Archives . You can verify your message reached the Listserver by
checking these archives. I suggest you BOOKMARK this archive address.
– There may be a DELAY between when you send the message, and when the
Listserver “resends” it to all subscribers. I.e., do NOT resend
the message multiple times, just because the Listserver doesn’t resend
it right away, because subscribers will then get multiple copies.
– Please avoid sending unnecessarily large attachments (over 1/2 MB),
because large attachments will “choke” the modems of people having
slower internet connections, and they may “unsubscribe” themselves.
5. Web Page Information
These Instructions Are Also On the ScrantonDanceNet Posting Tips web page.
6. Your Subject Line
Line: This is up to you, but I suggest you try to include the
date/subject/location in the subject line to better inform subscribers
when they browse their messages; for example:
Fri 5/30 Swing Workshop 7 pm @ Studio Nine, Pittston, or
Sat 5/31 Dance 8 pm @ Motel 22, Clarks Summit
Tag: Note that the Listserver will always add the “subject tag” of
[ScrantonDance] at the beginning of the subject line, in front of
whatever you type.
So the above subject line example would look like this:
[ScrantonDance] Fri 5/30 Swing Workshop 7 pm @ Studio Nine, Pittston
Most of the time, Yahoo also adds stuff on the bottom and right side.
7. Send Me A BCC If Problems:
If you have or anticipate PROBLEMS with the message not “posting”, please send me a BCC when you try to send the message
questions, of course, please phone me (the Listserver Assistant) at
570.772.1323, anytime early afternoon up to about midnight.
8. Test Listserver (Optional)
is also an optional “Test Listserver” you can use to send test
messages to see how they look — BEFORE you send them out to the actual
ScrantonDance Listserver where everyone sees them.
If you want use this test system, then just subscribe to it in the usual manner, by
sending a blank email (no subject, no body)
to email@example.com .
send me a ‘CC’ of your subscribe request, so I can look for your
subscription request via Yahoo, and approve your membership. ((I have
been forced to set this test Listserver to “membership by approval”,
since all members can post on it, and Spammers will send their garbage
if I don’t keep them out.))