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UsingTheKinkForAllMailingList

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Here are some guidelines for using the KinkForAll Mailing List. Naturally, feel free to suggest improvements to anything written here by discussing them on the mailing list itself. Thanks!

 

Subscribing

 

To subscribe to the KinkForAll Mailing List, send an empty email to kinkforall+subscribe@googlegroups.com from the email address you wish to use for the group. Alternatively, you may also subscribe via the Web. For additional information, see How do I subscribe to a group.

 

Although the mailing list is public and anyone may send a message to kinkforall@googlegroups.com at any time, emails from non-subscribers are moderated to prevent spam.

 

Purpose

 

The KinkForAll Mailing List is a public forum to discuss KinkForAll unconferences or to seek help organizing a local KinkForAll unconference from others. It is the canonical forum where event planning decisions are made, chosen for its transparency and accessibility to even technologically underprivileged people.

 

As the KinkForAll community grows, it's important to make sure this global list remains useful for everyone involved. To help ensure this, please do not post unrelated announcements or use the KinkForAll mailing list as a means to advertise or promote anything unrelated to KinkForAll, no matter how worthy or like-minded. If you feel that such a message will be of particular interest to people who are also interested in KinkForAll itself, you're welcome to post to the KinkForAll-Social mailing list instead.

 

Using the Mailing List

 

Here are some tips for keeping our mailing list usable and useful for everyone subscribed.

 

Conventions

 

  • New topics should be introduced in a new thread. If you're changing the subject in a conversation on the mailing list, do not simply hit the reply button. Instead, compose a new message and, if necessary, reference the previous thread with a link.
  • Reply to threads rather than creating new ones in order to continue discussions on an existing topic.
  • Prefix your subject line with a relevant signifier:
    • If your message pertains to events in a specific geographic locale, prefix your subject line with the event locale tag, a colon, and a space. For example, the subject lines of messages about KinkForAll Washington DC should begin with 'DC: '. (Example Google Groups search page.) Similarly, messages about KinkForAll events in New York City should begin with 'NYC: '.
    • If your message pertains to an individual KinkForAll event, prefix your subject line with the event tag, a colon, and a space. For example, the subject lines of messages about KinkForAllBoston should begin with 'KFABOS: '. Similarly, messages about KinkForAllNewYorkCity2 should begin with 'KFANYC2: '.
    • If your message pertains to wiki maintenance of any sort, such as a spam alert, prefix your subject line with: 'Wiki: '.

 

How to configure your email client to automatically sort KinkForAll mailing list messages

 

The KinkForAll mailing list can sometimes experience a lot of traffic, especially when organizers are busy in the pre-planning stages of putting on an individual unconference. It may be useful for subscribers to learn how to automatically filter their email inboxes so that messages from the KinkForAll mailing list stay as organized as possible. This section describes how to do this for a variety of email client software.

 

Please be aware that these techniques rely upon everyone adhering to the mailing list conventions. If you find these techniques helpful, remember that sticking to the conventions noted above yourself will mean that everyone else can benefit, too.

 

Apple Mail

 

Configuring Apple Mail to filter mailing list messages is incredibly powerful. The following guide provides a detailed walk through of creating customized mail rules.

 

 

GMail (Web)

 

Configuring GMail to manage incoming email is as simple as setting up "filters." The following article provides a thorough explanation of how to do this:

 

 

Outlook & Outlook Express

 

CONTENT TO COME.

 

Thunderbird

 

CONTENT TO COME.

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