The Wood Engraver’s Network has started up a listserve group with Yahoo!Groups. If you’ve never been on a listserve, it is a kind of e-mail group, where questions, comments, event postings, and file swapping can occur with relative ease and automation. By simply sending correspondence to the Yahoo!Groups address, their computer takes care of sending your message to all the other group members in the format each member has requested. Messages can be sent directly to your e-mail address as they are posted, or compiled in a single digest version. Members can also opt to read messages at the website or have mailings temporarily stopped during vacation time.
This Yahoo!Group forum is part of WEN’s efforts to network with wood engravers and wood engraving enthusiasts. The forum is open to the public, though we ask list members to refrain from abuse of the list, including spam and excessive advertising. The keyword here is excessive. As Wood Engraving is a very specialized craft, suppliers are far and few in-between and most members always welcome hearing about new suppliers or special deals. We encourage announcements of printmaking events and exhibitions and also encourage members to tell us a little about themselves upon joining.
The Yahoo!Groups site is relatively easy to navigate. The “My Groups” page displays your current settings for message viewing. Members can also access the group archives and File storage area from this page as well.
Yahoo!Groups has a strict Anti-Spam policy to ensure that no spam is sent to group members. The list has restricted membership and is moderated as well. If ever abuse should start, the moderator has several options to preserve the sanctity of member e-mail boxes. It is with this in mind that file attachments are not allowed. Even if an attachment is sent, the Yahoo!Groups computer will parse it out. This is an invaluable tool in preventing computer viruses from being transmitted by other members.
Our file downloading/uploading storage area has 20 megabytes of private storage space for saving files, photos, MP3’s, and any other group document. It is here, in this File area, that we recommend members download images to share with other members. Please have common courtesy and try to reduce the file sizes if at all possible. Files sent in .jpg and .gif format are much smaller than .bmp’s and .tif’s. Please also try to remember to remove the images after a certain period of time has passed.
To protect the copyright of images and materials that are posted on this site, the membership has been “restricted.” In other words, while we invite all to join, membership in the forum must be approved by the group moderator. This usually takes less than 24 hours.
To join, please visit this site
Or send a blank message with the word subscribe in the subject header to Wood-Engravers-Network-Subscribesubscribe@yahoogroups.com
Questions can be sent directly to the list moderator.