The BiGLATA Listserv
In our continuing efforts to keep you better informed of the activities of Williams BiGLATA, we have worked with the Alumni Office to set-up a BiGLATA listserv. Following the standard policy of the Alumni Office, we have enrolled every BiGLATA member in our listserv. The list will never be shared and the names remain unseen even to recipients.
If you are not on the listserv and would like to join it, fill in the Join/Update BiGLATA form, include a valid email address, and submit the form. You will automatically be subscribed to the list.
Over the past few months, Williams overhauled many of its alumni listservs. The following is a summary of the changes, enhancements, and new guidelines for BiGLATA listserv postings.
I. RESUBSCRIBING MEMBERS, UNSUBSCRIBING
To begin with, the Alumni Office resubscribed every current BiGLATA member with a valid e-mail address to the listserv. This means that if you previously unsubscribed, you are now back on the listserv. To unsubscribe, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name and the name of the list from which you want to be removed.
II . OPEN LIST
The BiGLATA list will be open to all members of the Williams alumni community. We encourage everyone to become official members of BiGLATA (visit us at http://www.williamsbiglata.org/members/join.html); however, there may be people on this list who are not on our official roster.
III. MODERATED LIST
The new listserv is moderated, which means that the folks that serve on the BiGLATA board will approve every post before it is released. Posts that were allowed on the past unmoderated listserv will not reflect the types of posts that will be allowed in the future. The technology behind the new listserv is much improved -- it includes both spam and virus filtering. Between moderation of posts and the filters, we can almost guarantee that viruses are a thing of the past on this list.
For the time being, we are going to aggregate all posts received within the week and post one compiled e-mail per week. Exceptions to this rule are posts of an urgent nature (such as events that are occurring during the week). Hopefully within the next year, BiGLATA will be moving to a new server, which will allow for a message and discussion board. This will provide an area for discussions and topics that are not appropriate for a mass listserv.
IV. RECENT LISTSERV TRAFFIC
Lately we have been experiencing an influx of traffic on our listserv. It is great to see so much energy from our alums, but we must establish the aforementioned ground rules to ensure that this list is a service, and not a disturbance, to the subscribers.
While this listserv is not an open forum for discussing politics, religion, etc., our group is political by its very nature and we are accepting posts that members think include information of interest to the BiGLATA community. The only posts which cannot be posted are those of a (non-Williams-sponsored) fundraising nature.
V. COMMUNITY POSTINGS: How to Post
We welcome your postings and relevant information for the BiGLATA community. To post your message, please email email@example.com with "BIGLATA COMMUNITY POSTINGS" typed in the subject line. Please only send text emails, as attachments will not be considered. Please also include a headline for your posting. Thanks for your participation and welcome to the listserv!
Thanks again for all your patience during this time of change. If you have any questions about this email, the list itself, or BiGLATA, feel free to email your moderators: