May 23, 2013
I. THE CONCEPT
Wayne's Guyana Mailing List (WGML) is an offshoot of Guyana Outpost.
It is a subscriber-only moderated mailing list, in which issues of interest to Guyanese and friends of Guyana are freely discussed. Everyone is welcome, regardless of nationality, age, or other factors.
It also may be used, from time to time, to bring subscribers up-to-date on the latest happenings on Guyana Outpost. It will not be used to disseminate news otherwise available on my (or any other) web site.
Since it is a public forum, viewable on a world-wide basis, the image of Guyanese should be important to participants in WGML.
There is only one guiding principle: Be nice, stay on topic, and don't waste bandwidth.
II. SCOPE AND STAYING ON TOPIC
Any and all postings contrary to 1) above, and which detract from the ambience of the mailing list will be considered "off topic" and will be discouraged.
Off topic posts are further defined as, and are not limited to:
The Moderator's interpretation of the rules, and eventual rulings, are not subject to public debate.
The rules will be posted to the list every so often, to ensure that new members are made aware. They will also be located on this web site for easy reference.
If you have a query, I will respond to private email. Likewise, any moderating-type advice to subscribers will generally be done by private email.
For the moment, the list is uncensored. That is to say, I don't check the posts coming into the list before releasing them to list participants. I hope and trust that the rules will be followed and it should never come to that. I don't intend to read every single post either, but may make spot checks from time to time to ensure that things are running smoothly. I might not always participate in discussions, but will always be in the background.
I do not have the luxury of a lot of time, so my management of the list will necessarily be quick, concise and decisive.
V. SUBSCRIBING, UNSUBSCRIBING, AND POSTING TO THE MAILING LIST
Subscribe to WGML by filling out the following form. You will be sent email requesting confirmation, to prevent others from gratuitously subscribing you. This is a private list, which means that the list of members is not available to non-members.
You will receive a confirmation message from the List server. Reply to this message without changing anything, especially the subject. If all is well after that, you will receive a welcome message indicating that you are a member. You can then post to the List. Until you reply to this confirmation message you are not subscribed, and will not get List mail.
To unsubscribe from WGML, get a password reminder, or change your subscription options enter your subscription email address and click the button. If you leave the field blank, you will be prompted for your email address.
You should get confirmation of either action within the hour. If you have a problem with either process, please email me.
To post to the mailing list, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You should not be able to post to the list without first being subscribed. When you send a message to the List, all List members are emailed, as it is a public forum.
As mentioned in Section III.6, file attachments to WGML are not allowed. However, if you have some photos which are of Guyana and things Guyanese, then please feel free to send them to me privately, and I will consider posting them (with full credit to you) on the web site, as space allows. That way, no one is forced to get anything they don't necessarily want.
Only WGML members can see a list of other WGML subscribers by entering their email address and password and clicking the button below.
VI. MAILING LIST USER SETTINGS
All members of WGML can modify their default settings (shown in bold italics below) to suit their particular preferences. These settings include --
You must have a password to make these modifications.
If you did not choose a password when you subscribed but need one subsequently, go to the 'Unsubscribing or Editing Your Membership Options' field, enter your email address, click the button and on the next screen, click the last button to have your list-generated password emailed to you. Once you have that password, log in and change the password to something more meaningful.
VII. FINAL COMMENTS
I sincerely hope that a great time can be had by all in this mailing list. Many times, strong friendships are forged through chatting on lists such as this. I certainly hope that this will happen here.
Have fun and let's keep chatting!Wayne Moses,
Moderator and List Owner,
Wayne's Guyana Mailing List (email@example.com)
Scope and staying on topic
Subscribing, unsubscribing and posting
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