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Welfare Monitoring Listserv Guide

Please note: There are several different general e-mail addresses for the list. The address you mail to depends on what you want to accomplish. To help reduce the number of administrative messages posted to the entire list, please follow these very important subscription and posting instructions:

 

To SUBSCRIBE to WELFAREM-L

Send an email that reads SUB WELFAREM-L full name toLISTSERV@HERMES.CIRC.GWU.EDU


Or go to the WELFAREM-L Web Site and click on "Join or leave the list" and follow the instructions to join the list.

To UNSUBSCRIBEto WELFAREM-L

Send a message that reads SIGNOFF WELFAREM-L toLISTSERV@HERMES.CIRC.GWU.EDU

Or go to the WELFAREM-L Web Site and click on "Join or leave the list" and follow the instructions to leave the list.

To SEND A MESSAGE TO THE LISTSERV MEMBERS Send your message to WELFAREM-L@HERMES.CIRC.GWU.EDU. The message will be reviewed by the listserv administrator, and, assuming if conforms to standards of decency and respect towards fellow members, will be approved by the listserv administrator for posting.
To SEARCH THE ARCHIVES of WELFAREM-L Go to the WELFAREM-L Web Site and click on "Search the Archives."

E-mail Preferences

The DIGEST FORMAT allows you to receive just one posting of all the listserv messages per digest cycle (typically daily) rather than individual messages as they are processed. At times, like over holidays, you may find yourself receiving one digest for several days. The subject heading will indicate the time period covered by the digest. You are not missing any messages.

To sign up to receive WELFAREM-L inDIGEST FORMATonce you have subscribed

Send an email that reads "SET WELFAREM-L NOMIME DIGEST" toLISTSERV@HERMES.CIRC.GWU.EDU

Or go to the WELFAREM-L Web Site and click on "Join or leave the list" and follow the instructions to receive the digest format.

    To DISCONTINUE THE DIGEST FORMAT

    Send an email that reads "SET WELFAREM-L NODIGEST" toLISTSERV@HERMES.CIRC.GWU.EDU

    Or go to the WELFAREM-L Web Site and click on "Join or leave the list" and follow the instructions to discontinue the digest format.

    To SEE WHO IS SUBSCRIBED to the list Send an email that reads "REVIEW WELFAREM-L" toLISTSERV@HERMES.CIRC.GWU.EDU.
    TO SET YOUR SUBSCRIPTION TO NOMAIL while you are on vacation

    Send an email that reads "SET WELFAREM-L NOMAIL" toLISTSERV@HERMES.CIRC.GWU.EDU

    Or go to the WELFAREM-L Web Site and click on "Join or leave the list" and follow the instructions to temporarily stop listserv delivery

      To RECEIVE MORE EXTENSIVE INFORMATION ON LISTSERV COMMANDS Send an email that reads "HELP" toLISTSERV@HERMES.CIRC.GWU.EDU
      To SEND E-MAIL TO JUST ONE PERSON ON THE LIST Send the message to the Individual's personal e-mail address.

      Other Listserv Tips

      If you receive a message from WELFAREM-L@HERMES.CIRC.GWU.EDU and then hit "REPLY", your response will be sent to the entire list. Be very careful when sending personal messages so that you don't risk embarrassing yourself, as many of us have done!

      ONLY WHEN YOU WISH TO SEND E-MAIL TO ALL 1000+ LISTSERV MEMBERS, SHOULD YOU SEND THE MESSAGE TO: WELFAREM-L@HERMES.CIRC.GWU.EDU

      WELFAREM-L@HERMES.CIRC.GWU.EDU should be used ONLY for messages that you wish to send to ALL WELFAREM-L subscribers. Please keep messages posted to the entire list to a minimum. Unless you feel that your message will be useful to many of the list members, please reply only to the person to whom your comments are directed.

      LISTSERV ETIQUETTE: It is important that our list continue to be a substantive source of information-sharing and respectful discussion. "Flaming," blatantly inflammatory postings, and heated angry exchanges are not appropriate for the list. Usually it is best if listserv members refrain from participating in or responding to interchanges that involve disrespectful or intentionally insulting communications. If one feels strongly that a response is necessary, one should respond only to the individual rather than to all 1000+ members of the list. Occasionally, subscribers who repeatedly initiate "flaming" may be asked to leave the list.

      If you want questions about your subscription answered by a human being, send an email to the list administrator at iwpr@iwpr.org, or call 202.785.5100 . (Do not send questions to either WELFAREM-L@HERMES.CIR.GWU.EDU or LISTSERV@HERMES.CIRC.GWU.EDU.)

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