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Mailing List and Message Board Agreements

We have adopted rules to keep club email traffic to a minimum, ideally 3 to 5 emails per month total.

In a group vote at a meeting early in our existence:

We agreed to limit the use of the mailing list only to nominating books and logistical matters, such as announcing new meetings, reminders of meetings, notifications of new polls or final poll results, and occasional requests for carpool rides. Due to spam, effective July 2009, the mailing list settings now require approval of all emails by the organizer before distribution to Denver Book Club members.

We agreed to ban all outside event notices, including self-promotion as well as all commercial and nonprofit announcements. No "spam" is allowed, not even a postings about worthy literary events, which instead can be posted on the Message Board

We agreed not to use the mailing list for discussions of any kind. We agreed specifically never to use this mailing list to comments on book nomination or selections. This same rule applies to discussions of club plans or policies. The place to express opinions is on the Message Board and through voting for nominated books on our Polls. (You may nominate any book you wish, one per month, and vote as you please.)

How to manage the number of emails you receive from The Denver Book Club: If you go to the Members Page, you can Edit your profile to limit the number of emails you receive. You can choose to receive emails as they are sent, one email per day or none at all. If you choose not to receive any emails, you can go to the Mailing List page to read The Denver Book Club emails at your leisure. Your profile selection can be modified at any time if you change your mind.

Use the Message Board to voice comments and raise questions:

If you wish to make a comment about a nominated or selected book, or remark on anything relating to club plans and policies, please post a message on our Message Board,

Please use the Message Board if you hear about a noteworthy literary event or if you are doing something worthwhile that you want the rest of us to know about.

This is important because members have a choice about whether they visit the Message Board. Using the Message Board is respectful of others because no one in the club is forced to deal with emails they do not want to read about matters that may not interest them.

Please abide by these rules and practice self restraint.

The Denver Book Club organizer does not like being the mailing list moderator, having to approve all message before they are distributed. He opposes censorship on principle, and he really has better things to do.

Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
Books We've Read Since the Denver Book Club Began December 30, 2013 5:01 PM Lori
Amazon Links to Current Book Nominations December 28, 2013 7:29 PM Lori
For Authors and Publicists January 17, 2010 8:53 AM Judah F.
Mailing List and Message Board Agreements July 24, 2009 11:59 PM Judah F.
About Denver Book Club January 25, 2014 12:15 PM Lori

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