[Cbrnet] CBR e-mail list invitation
randy.stoecker at utoledo.edu
Tue Sep 7 15:23:37 CDT 2004
For those of you already on this list, I thought you might be interested
in the invite letter sent out to the prospective new members.
Dear Community-Based Research (CBR) supporter,
Hello to everyone whom we met at the American Sociological Association
meetings, whether at a CBR training session, the CBR gathering, the
hallways of the hotel or the streets of San Francisco. All of you
indicated an interest in being part of a broader network of people
devoted to building the practice of community-based research. We are
now taking the first step toward that goal by creating an e-mail listserv.
We are inviting you to subscribe to that listserv. To do so, please go to:
There are currently 30 subscribers on the list. This message is going
out to 75 people. If everyone chooses to subscribe, we will have a nice
initial list membership of just over 100 people.
Here is some information about the list staff:
Randy Stoecker <randy at comm-org.utoledo.edu> is the list administrator.
He runs the 950 member COMM-ORG community organizing listserv off of the
same server and will handle hardware and software technical issues.
Paul Lachelier <paul_lachelier at green-rainbow.org> will serve as the list
moderator, handling subscription issues and posting issues.
Here are the important current policies, which are basically designed to
eliminate the possibility of transmitting viruses or spreading spam.
1. Only members are allowed to post to the list. If you subscribe
under a different e-mail address than the listserver sees when you send
mail to the list (some people have alias e-mail addresses), your posts
will be held until Paul can release them (you can usually find out your
real e-mail address by sending a message to yourself and looking at the
"raw text" or "message source" text).
2. No attachments are allowed on the list. In some cases sending an
attachment to the list may cause your message to be deleted by the list
filters without any bounce message being sent back to you. If you send
your messages with background graphics, the listserver will interpret
you as trying to send an attachment. If you have formatted files you
would like to send to the list, please just announce their availability
so that people can e-mail you and request them personally. There is
also a 20k maximum message limit (about 5 pages of single-spaced plain
3. all list e-mails are archived, but your archived e-mail addresses
are changed so that spam robots can't recognize them as addresses.
4. If you reply to a list message, it goes back to the list, so be
careful with any budding on-line romances.
We will need to collectively define the mission of the list, and it may
wander around a bit at the beginning. Paul, Sam, Adam, Mary and I see
it as a place to send information on resources about CBR, discuss issues
related to the practice of CBR, and provide mutual support to those of
us trying to do CBR. So, for the moment, please do not use the list
for unrelated things, including soliciting support for political
causes--unless, of course, the cause is to expand support for CBR .
If you are interested in sending and receiving political announcements,
you can subscribe to the COMM-ORG Announcements list at
Thanks again for your interest in CBR. In the coming days the list will
receive a report from the CBR gathering in San Francisco and some other
resource information to help us build the network.
On behalf of Paul Lachelier, paul_lachelier at green-rainbow.org, Mary
Tuominen, tuominen at denison.edu, Sam Marullo, marullos at georgetown.edu,
and Adam Flint, flint at igc.org, we hope to see you on-line!
Professor of Sociology
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Toledo
Toledo, OH 43606
e-mail: randy.stoecker at utoledo.edu
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