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GLIN==>> New features for glin-announce!



GLIN-Announce subscribers:

All glin-announce messages from now on will have "GLIN==>>" at the start
of the subject line, followed by the title of the message. This will
help subscribers with message management, as it will allow you to be
able to clearly separate glin-announce postings from other e-mail
messages in your inbox.

A few other reminders:

A "glin-jobs" list was created earlier this year to publicize job
postings exclusively. Please use this list rather than glin-announce to
post jobs. If you currently subscribe to glin-announce and wish to
continue to receive job postings, please subscribe to glin-jobs (see
http://www.great-lakes.net/lists/glin-jobs/glin-jobs.info). This list
averages 1-2 postings/day. Job postings *will not* be repeated on
glin-announce so you shouldn't see redundancy if you subscribe to both
lists.

Also, if you ever want to refer back to a past GLIN-Announce posting,
there is a searchable monthly archive online at
http://www.great-lakes.net/lists/glin-announce/

Attached (as a refresher) are the glin-announce guidelines and answers
to some FAQ. **Keep this message for future reference**

Thank you for your continued cooperation to make glin-announce a useful
tool for Great Lakes communication.

Christine Manninen
GLIN-Announce List Manager
GLIN Webmaster: http://www.great-lakes.net
Great Lakes Commission
Ann Arbor, Michigan

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GLIN-Announce is a forum for sharing news of interest to the Great Lakes
community. Appropriate postings concern the release of new reports,
resource management policy issues, requests for proposals, federal
budget updates, and announcements of regional conferences or special
Great Lakes events.

The list also is used to conduct GLIN business and to make announcements
about data and information placed online by various partner
organizations. The list is designed to
reach a broad spectrum of interests in the region.

Information requests pertaining to the Great Lakes or their management
also are appropriate, but GLIN-Announce should NOT be used to discuss
issues and it is normally expected that people will not *reply* to the
list. Other lists exist or will be created for people to discuss special
interests. It's up to GLIN-Announce users to be responsible in their use
of this service.

GLIN-Announce is a closed list. This means that only subscribers can
post directly to the list. Non-member submissions are forwarded to the
list owner for approval. GLIN-Announce is managed by the GLIN project
team at the Great Lakes Commission.

There's a searchable archive of all GLIN-Announce messages online at
http://www.great-lakes.net/lists/glin-announce/index.html

Disclaimer:
**The Great Lakes Commission encourages appropriate use of this list but
does not endorse the views expressed in all postings**

How to Send a Message to GLIN-Announce
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To send a message to GLIN-Announce, simply send an e-mail message to
glin-announce@great-lakes.net. This message will reach hundreds of
people in the Great Lakes community; therefore, do not use it to
subscribe or unsubscribe from the list (see below for instructions).

How to Subscribe and Unsubscribe
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To join GLIN-Announce, address an e-mail message to
majordomo@great-lakes.net with the command 'subscribe glin-announce'
(minus the quotes) in the body of the
message. No subject line is required.

If you ever want to remove yourself from the e-mail list, send mail to
majordomo@great-lakes.net with the command 'unsubscribe glin-announce'
in the body of your message.

GLIN's mailing list manager is an automated system called majordomo. To
learn how to use the system, send a message with no subject but with the
word 'help' in the body of
the message to majordomo@great-lakes.net. GLIN's majordomo will return a
list of all the commands that it understands.

To speak to the GLIN project team or correct any errors, contact:
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Christine Manninen              manninen@glc.org
Great Lakes Commission          734.665.9135  Voice
400 Fourth St., Argus II Bldg.  734.665.4370  Fax
Ann Arbor, MI 48103-4816
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**GLIN-Announce FAQ**

1) What is the readership of glin-announce?

About 500 subscribers receive glin-announce messages. Many of these
subscribers are representatives for an agency or organization who then
pass along items of interest to the rest of the staff; other subscribers
are actually automated lists themselves, who then pass all GLIN-announce
mail along to X number of others automatically; others are individuals,
policymakers, researchers, educators, business and industry personnel,
and the general public. While much of the GLIN-announce community lives
in the Great Lakes states and provinces, Washington and Ottawa, others
also live in other watersheds across the world who are interested in
Great Lakes issues.


2) What postings are appropriate?

The glin-announce list is mainly used to announce/publicize:

1. Upcoming Great Lakes events, research reports and other publications
2. Major happenings in Congress, federal agencies
3. Calls for papers or speeches
4. New grants available
5. New laws in the states or provinces or federal governments
6. News from federal, state or provincial agencies
7. Research findings
8. Other major Great Lakes announcements of interest to our broad
community of
subscribers.

We try to stay away from issues that are very parochial, local or
otherwise limited in potential interest. Advertising and selling
products is not encouraged. We do encourage people to be thoughtful and
considerate when posting.

GLIN-announce is NOT a place for conversation. If you would like to
reply to a posting, please send it only to the person who mailed the
original message.

Anyone who subscribes to the list can publish a message on
glin-announce. Simply address your email to:

glin-announce@great-lakes.net

If, however, you have a question about the appropriateness of a
potential posting, you may ask for assistance from the GLIN project team
at the Great Lakes Commission.


3) Where can I find more information about glin-announce and other
GLIN-hosted listservs?

The GLIN home page is located at http://www.great-lakes.net

Much more information on the Great Lakes region is available there.

For a complete list of all listservs, visit
http://www.great-lakes.net/lists/listlist.html
Here you'll find background and list archives for more than 50 Great
Lakes email lists on topics ranging from pollution prevention and
education to urban sprawl and GIS.