Wednesday, July 11, 2007

The "Infamous" Mailing List

As many of you are now aware, I have subscribed you to a mailing list. I was hoping it would be a list that only the list owner could send messages from, but that has turned out not to be the case. However, I need a means to e-mail the entire group and my e-mail client doesn't allow me to send out e-mail to as many people as I need to in order to adequately administer this race.

So, this is a portion of the message I just sent out to the list. Also included were a couple of cool little things from a couple of our sponsors. If you didn't get the message, check your spam filter. If you're not in this group for some reason, but received a confirmation from me that you are registered in the race, it is imperative that you e-mail me ASAP. This is the ONLY way you will receive your prize codes so I need to make sure you're in the group and that you're getting the messages.

----copied text from e-mail----

First and foremost, welcome everyone to the Amazing Digi Scrapping Race!! I'm very excited about Season 2!

Now on to the important business
Please, please, do not send messages through this list. You can e-mail me directly at RaceHost@ndisb.com if you have any questions or need to communicate with me for any reason.

I set up this mailing list to allow me to communicate with the group as a whole. I can't possibly send out 380+ individual e-mails to keep everyone informed and send out prize codes. So I'm begging you to not communicate through this list. If I could restrict it to only allow me to post, I would, but unfortunately, this list service doesn't allow that and I don't have any other easy options through our current host.

There are forums set up at NDISB specifically to allow everyone to chat about the race, show off your blinkies, link to your race blogs, etc. In fact, we hope you use these as we'll be frequenting them and answering any questions. You can also subscribe to threads over there if you are the type of user who likes to get an e-mail notification of new posts. But many racers have contacted me with concerns about the number of messages they're receiving through this group.

Unless something unexpected arises, you can expect to only get three e-mails weekly from me through this list. One on Mondays letting you know about the first challenge, one on Thursdays letting you know about the second challenge and a third one with the prize codes for those teams who qualify. If you fail to meet the deadline and have not pre-arranged with me due to vacation, impending birth, etc. you will be dropped from this list. But you can certainly continue to frequent the blog and forums and continue to complete the challenges for fun.

I will primarily use the blog to keep everyone informed about the race happenings, but the e-mail will be a reminder to everyone to check the blog.


----end copied text----

Please respect your fellow racers and abstain from sending messages through the list! Thanks!

2 comments:

Mellykat said...

Sounds great, Theresa!

Thanks for clearing all that up! Can't wait to get racin'!

Mellykat :)

P.S. The link to the race blog on your blog is to last year's race...

Maria said...

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