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Please sign up for 'Grassroots Politics - Vancouver-Kensington' - an unmoderated discussion list for concerned residents of the electoral district of Vancouver-Kensington who wish to debate public policy issues and strategies.

 Seed questions for discussion:

 What is the impact of provincial policies on you, your business or organization?

 How do we monitor the actions/inactions of our MLA?

 How do we organize to encourage positive steps and to discourage policies that are against the interests of Vancouver-Kensington residents?

 This discussion list is hosted by Vancouver Community Net as a public service. Users of VCN agree to the guidelines which can be summarized as follows:

 I will conduct myself in a responsible, decent, ethical, and polite manner, and I do not put defamatory materials on the system.

The simplest way to subscribe is to e-mail [email protected] and request that your name be added to the list.  However, for immediate subscription, and to use the full potential of the list (such as viewing prior e-mails in the archives), you should follow the procedure below.

We use a  web application and shared  mailing list called Sympa  to  manage our email list and communication strategies. The list is located at http://vancouvercommunity.net/lists/grassroots-vanken

Subscribing via the 'Login' screen:
1. Go to http://vancouvercommunity.net/lists.  You will see a selection of
public mailing lists. To subscribe, you must login:

i.Click on the "Login" button at the top left of your screen

ii.Type in your email address

iii.Click the “Send me a Password” button

iv.Type in your email address again

v.Click the “Send me my Password” button

(You can also use this feature if you ever forget your password.)

2 .Open your email with your regular email program. You will find new mail to you from Sympa with a temporary password (copy this to your clipboard) and links to: password changes, mailing lists service and a help page.

3 .Click the “Changing your password” link

i.Paste in your temporary password

ii.Enter an easier to remember new password (write it down!)

iii.Re-enter your new password

iv.Click the “submit” button

v.This password will also work for any other VCN list subscriptions
you have.

4. Configure your account:  Go back to the login screen and use your full email address and password.  You are now logged onto the Mailing list services. The “Your environment” page is where you can change other details of your account like your full name, language and other email addresses you may use occasionally.

5. Back at the Login Screen, go to the bottom section 'Search Lists' and
type in 'grassroots-vanken', then click on this mailing list when it appears. Now click on the menu item 'Subscribe' in the left hand column.

Posting Messages
        This is an unmoderated list, please send your e-mail messages to '[email protected]'.



View List Archives (previous e-mails on this list):
1. After logging in, click on the list name you want to view

2. Click in the 'archive' button in the left hand column

3. Browse the archives by month, or use the 'advanced search' link to
search by keyword (there are lots of options to narrow down a search).

View Shared List Web Space:
1. From the left hand column, click on 'Shared web'

2. You'll may see a number of types of documents posted - they can be text, html, links, subfolders or files created with proprietary software (remember, only those with appropriate software will be able to view them)

3. To view a document, either click on the link or use the edit link.
It's easier to view text files using the edit link, and to view html files using the file name link (a new window will open).

Inviting Someone to Join :
1. Send an email to [email protected] with the following text in the body of your message:
INVITE (list-name) (email address of the invitee)

2. Repeat the line as many times as you like with different addresses in the same email

3. The standard message will be something like:
You are invited to join the mailing list 'grassroots-vanken'.

To subscribe just reply to this message or click here :
mailto:[email protected]?subject=sub%20cn-list%20
If you don't want to subscribe just ignore this message.

More help on Sympa: http://vancouvercommunity.net/lists/help

If you have any questions about the mailing list, please e-mail [email protected]


E-mail [email protected] to join the Grassroots network

URL: http://www.vcn.bc.ca/GRS-VanKen/sympasub.html