CAG GeorgetownForum listserve -- an Online Community Bulletin Board
Need a good painter or plumber for your house? Do you have extra tickets to a show at the Kennedy Center you’d like to sell? Do you have information to share on a new construction project that is impacting traffic in Georgetown? The GeorgetownForum listserv is a place for residents to seek and exchange information on all of these topics and more including:
- local events (e.g. safety and crime alerts),
- businesses and services (house sitter, sell those old skis),
- events in the neighborhood (tickets for GU shows, receptions at embassies, tours, concerts),
- and other topics relevant to the neighborhood (parking, traffic)…
The GeorgetownForum listserv is an online community bulletin board where residents can post and respond to posts online. Many neighborhoods already have these online community bulletin boards and we are excited Georgetown now has one in place.
Joining the GeorgetownForum is free and easy:
- When you sign up you can designate how you want to receive information. You can opt to:
- receive all emails directly,
- get a daily digest of postings,
- receive only the very infrequent special notices,
- receive none at all and only check the group website.
- In addition to, or instead of, emails you can visit the group website, explore the links there, add your comments to the discussions – even add your own links and files.
For instructions on joining – see the Technical Stuff section on this page.
Your email address will not be visible on the group site unless you post a message. We will not share your information with others.
The GeorgetownForum will be moderated by Shannon Pryor and Cathy Christy, members of CAG's communications committee -- both experienced "listserv" organizers. Some of you may already know Shannon from the outstanding work she has done starting and running the successful "Georgetown Moms" listserv. They will monitor the GeorgetownForum to ensure that it is in keeping with community standards.
Speaking of which, there are a few basic rules:
- Posts should relate to Georgetown.
- Announcements are OK as long as they relate to Georgetown and aren't part of a mass mailing.
- No spam.
- No personal attacks or profanity.
- Anyone joining the group under false pretences will be banned.
- We reserve the right to moderate the list.
CAG encourages you to join our GeorgetownForum because it provides an important tool for everyone to learn what is on residents' minds and because it will enable CAG to get important information out to you fast. Through the GeorgetownForum you can tell CAG and your fellow Georgetowners what is concerning you. GeorgetownForum is open to CAG members and non-members alike, so please forward this to neighbors and community leaders you think would be interested.
Please address any questions or comments to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We'll look for you on the GeorgetownForum!
Denise Cunningham, President
Betsy Cooley, Executive Director
To activate your GeorgetownForum membership click on this link www.georgetownforum.com, and then click the blue button in the top right side of the page labeled "Join This Group".
A Yahoo sign-in page will pop up on your screen. There are two ways to join the GeorgetownForum:
- Sign up for a Yahoo ID (or sign in if you already use Yahoo for email). Follow the directions to get a Yahoo ID.
- Without a Yahoo ID, you are still able to join the group and receive email notifications, however you will not be able to login and view photos, links, and other information on the site. To sign up without registering through Yahoo, send a blank email to: email@example.com. You will then receive a confirmation email, to activate the subscription to the forum either reply to the email or click the link within the email.
- Once you have log-in information, you will be able to edit your “membership” information. The page allows you to choose which email address (either your new Yahoo account or a personal email account you use regularly). It enables you to decide how you would like to receive the email alerts from the forum (individually, a daily digest, or not at all).
In the future, to quickly get to the group site, visit: www.georgetownforum.com