[act-ma] 1/01 Happy New Year and several quick reminders from ACT-MA
cwelch at tecschange.org
Thu Jan 1 08:45:42 PST 2009
We anticipate an eventful year!
The year end transition always produces a little confusion about our archives. Many people check them instead of getting emails directly.
If you click on the "current listings" tab on our web page, you will now get a choice of which years archives you want to look at.
We would like to make a special plea to act-ma posters to adhere to our month date format.
If you don't use it there is a good chance that people going to our site will miss your announcement.
Take a look at the 2008 archives.
Notice that most of the events for Jan are grouped together.
1/08 Event 1
1/10 Event 2
1/19 Event 3
Then notice that if you search you can find an event...
IWW Solidarity Benefit Sat. Jan 19 6pm <http://act-ma.org/pipermail/act-ma_act-ma.org/2008/000830.html>
but if you were just looking in the "January section" you would miss it.
Suggested Subject Line Format
m/dd (a good description of the event)
where m is the digit(s) for the month and dd are the digits for the day,
your event will get sorted in chronological order by day. This makes it
a lot easier to find out what’s going on today or tomorrow or on any
given day. It’s good the use the format 1/07 instead of 1/7 so that an
event with a one digit date gets sorted to the beginning of the month
instead of the end.
Several local radio show use act-ma to keep track of their event
announcements, so you make it much more likely that your event will also
get announced on the radio if you use this format.
See http://www.act-ma.org/raadio.htm information about those shows.
See http://www.act-ma.org/post.htm for more tips about the subject line
which is the most important part of any announcement.
A reminder about act-ma 2008 archives.
The current version of act-ma archives emails by the year, so anything
sent last year will be in the archive below even if it is an event in 2008.
The new archive for emails sent this year is
You may want to resend any for 2009 so it will be archived in the new
location for 2009.
The act-ma website will have links to both. If you go to
http://www.act-ma.org <http://www.act-ma.org/> and click on Archives in
the top row, it has links to both 2008, 2007 and the previous act-ma archive
on the Topica system, which go back to 2000.
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