[At-Large] Mailing list subscriptions

Darlene Thompson thompson.darlene at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 17:19:42 UTC 2017

Hi all,

I must highly agree with what Allen just said.  As being one of those
people and even saying bluntly that I was out of it, I was plunked back
in.  Suddenly there are votes happening and I'm being deluged with stuff
that I felt *completely* unqualified to participate in.  I almost baled on
the first day.  I'm still unsure why I'm here.

Yes, the welcome message was also sent to unaffiliated members as I
apparently am now.

Hope that helps at all,


On Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 12:59 PM, Alan Greenberg <alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca>

> The flurry of un-subscription requests is attributable to two things
> happening in close proximity:
> 1. We have just recently finished compiling and verifying our lists of ALS
> primary and secondary representatives. All of those who were not already
> subscribed were added to the ALAC-Announce, and their respective RALO list
> as well as the At-Large list. They received "Welcome" messages, but perhaps
> did not understand why. I believe that unaffiliated members of the RALOs
> that have them were also subsribed.
> 2. A message about Board candidate questions and answers was sent out to
> the At-Large, ALAC-Announce and all RALO lists resulting ins some people
> receiving three copies. In retrospect, perhaps we should not have been
> quite that enthusiastic in which lists it was sent to.
> According to the ALAC E-mail Guide (
> *http://tinyurl.com/ALAC-E-MailGuide-Sept2013*
> <http://tinyurl.com/ALAC-E-MailGuide-Sept2013>), ALS Representative must
> be subscribed to the ALAC-Announce list and their RALO list. At-Large is
> optional.
> All Welcome messages include an unsubscribe link. Due to the requirement
> mentioned above, ALS representative should not be able to unsubscribe from
> the ALAC-Announce list and their RALO list without staff approval, but as
> it happens, that option is not currently set correctly and if any of these
> people had tried to unsubscribe, it would have worked.
> In light of the present discussion, the ALAC will be reviewing the mailing
> lists and their uses in the near future.
> Alan Greenberg
> Chair, ALAC
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