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CHAT Discussion List

For STC Members Only

The STC Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter provides a CHAT discussion list (wdcb_chat) that chapter members may use for questions relating to technical communication. You may post questions about technical communication, upcoming events, organize a lunch bunch, or look for a ride to an event.

You may also add comments to postings on the WDCB Events & News site at https://events.stcwdc.org/.

The CHAT list is a moderated STC-members only list. The list owner / moderator is Jenny Staley at WDCB chat list manager.

How to Use the CHAT List

The following gives you the commands for using the discussion list.

The name of the discussion list is wdcb_chat. Commands may be sent by e-mail or by using the Web page at https://stcwdc.org/mailman/listinfo/wdcb_chat_stcwdc.org

Posting Guidelines and Etiquette

All postings to this list should be related to technical communication and should follow the CHAT posting guidelines. If you are new to using discussion lists, please review the Mailing list etiquette collected from experienced users of discussion lists.

Basic Commands for the List

For documentation about using Mailman lists, see http://www.gnu.org/software/mailman/mailman-member/index.html

Send a message to the list: wdcb_chat at stcwdc dot org

Archives: https://stcwdc.org/mailman/private/wdcb_chat_stcwdc.org/

Help: wdcb_chat-request at stcwdc dot org Subject: help

Subscribe: through the Web interface at https://stcwdc.org/mailman/listinfo/wdcb_chat_stcwdc.org, or by e-mail wdcb_chat-request at stcwdc dot org Subject: subscribe

Unsubscribe: through the Web interface at https://stcwdc.org/mailman/listinfo/wdcb_chat_stcwdc.org, or by e-mail wdcb_chat-request at stcwdc dot org Subject: unsubscribe


To Subscribe through the Web Interface Page

  1. Enter your e-mail address and name at https://stcwdc.org/mailman/listinfo/wdcb_chat_stcwdc.org.
  2. You may enter your own password, or one will be assigned to you.
  3. Check "Yes" or "No" for receiving daily digests instead of individual posts.
  4. Click on Subscribe.

Your request will be sent to the list manager / moderator for approval and Mailman will notify you of your status.

To Manage Your Subscription through the Web Interface Page

Log on at https://stcwdc.org/mailman/listinfo/wdcb_chat_stcwdc.org

To Manage Your Subscription by E-Mail

Send an e-mail message to wdcb_chat-request at stcwdc dot org Subject: subscribe with help in the Subject: line. A message will be sent to you with instructions for how to use other commands.


To Join by E-Mail

Send an e-mail message to wdcb_chat-request at stcwdc dot org Subject: subscribe with subscribe in the Subject: line.

To Unsubscribe by E-Mail

Send an e-mail message to wdcb_chat-request at stcwdc dot org Subject: unsubscribe with unsubscribe in the Subject: line.

To Unsubscribe through the Web Page

Log on to the discussion list at https://stcwdc.org/mailman/listinfo/wdcb_chat_stcwdc.org.


To Post a Message

Send an e-mail message to wdcb_chat at stcwdc dot org (Do Not include graphic or document attachments—these are binary items and they get converted to unreadable code.)

The message will go to all the discussion list subscribers. (The discussion list works like a large broadcast mailing list—anything you post to the list goes out to everyone who is subscribed to the list.) This address is known as the "list address". (Only current subscribers may post to the list.)


To View Archived Messages

Log on at https://stcwdc.org/mailman/private/wdcb_chat_stcwdc.org/ [for list members only]


How to Change Your E-Mail Address or Edit Your Options

There are four different ways you can update your subscription e-mail address and edit your subscription options.

  1. Log on to the list through the Web interface at https://stcwdc.org/mailman/listinfo/wdcb_chat_stcwdc.org, scroll to the bottom and enter your currently subscribed e-mail address and password to visit the subscribers list. Click on Visit Subscriber List. Then click on your e-mail address in the list. This will take you to your options page.
  2. Log on to the list through the Web interface at https://stcwdc.org/mailman/listinfo/wdcb_chat_stcwdc.org, scroll to the bottom and enter your currently subscribed e-mail address in the last field on the page. Click on Unsubscribe or edit options. This will take you to your options page.
  3. Subscribe with the new e-mail address then unsubscribe the old address.
  4. Contact the list owner / moderator, Jenny Staley at WDCB chat list manager.
Last modified: September 1, 2017
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