[act-ma] 1/01 Happy New Year and several quick reminders from ACT-MA

Charlie Welch 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.  
http://act-ma.org/pipermail/act-ma_act-ma.org/2008/subject.html <http://act-ma.org/pipermail/act-ma_act-ma.org/2007/subject.html>

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.

http://act-ma.org/pipermail/act-ma_act-ma.org/2008/subject.html <http://act-ma.org/pipermail/act-ma_act-ma.org/2007/subject.html>

The new archive for emails sent this year is

http://act-ma.org/pipermail/act-ma_act-ma.org/2009/subject.html <http://act-ma.org/pipermail/act-ma_act-ma.org/2008/subject.html>

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.

Charlie Welch

For Act-MA

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