Please read the guidelines and add your information in the form at the end.


  • If you are not sure if a post contains accepted content, get approval from moderators before sending it.
    Please send your proposed email to:
  • Follow common rules of Netiquette. (See below suggestions for proper etiquette when communicating on this email list.)
  • Please keep your message considerate and concise.
  • Respect others, their time and resources, by posting only relevant content.
  • This list is meant to be neutral and inclusive. As such please respect that divisive topics are not allowed
  • Consider and be aware of some usage limits.
  • Please consider everyone’s privacy, details how we consider this topic in our privacy-policy.

Here are some examples of what is considered respectful for this list. 

  • Treat others the way you expect to be treated. Use kindness when addressing someone, whether they are part of this list or not.
  • If you are having an emotional reaction to a post and are eager to post immediately, please take some time and reflect upon your words. This is not a place for venting, shaming, assuming the worst of others, making accusations, attacking, or getting others on board with what you are upset about when in the heat of anger.
  • Gossip or slander is not tolerated. We want to make this a pleasant experience for all.
  • Be mindful when forwarding private email to the list. You should receive consent from author to broadcast to a wide audience.
  • Discussions of controversial topics frequently spark debates, create high volume of emails and are not welcome. Because a topic is important to you doesn’t mean the entire list (of hundreds) is necessarily affected by or is interested in that cause. (A “Cause” or deep feelings/reactions to people or situations or issues is not a valid reason to email the entire list if your topic does not pertain to them, individually or as a community. If you are unsure if a topic is relevant to the list, please check in with We can point you in the direction of forming a list/group/forum for your topic of interest.
  • Advertising or commercial postings.Local business owned/operated by email list members may announce 2 times a year. Please contact if clarification is needed.
  • Occasional private sale offerings or requests are welcome. (Garage sales, giveaways, needs, etc.) Try to limit this to 2-3 times a week. If you are super active on the list consider consolidating your needs or information into fewer emails. 
  • Recommendations and reviews of a local business is welcome as long as it is not done for compensation or a favor. For example a restaurant, store review to get freebies is not allowed.
  • Politics, religion, beliefs are restricted. (Politics: an example of a sanctioned post would be a forum or debate with several candidates represented. Religion: If a religious organization is offering charitable services, such as St. Athanasius providing groceries to the food insecure or a play or concert is OK, but advertising your church service or religious activities is not permitted. Beliefs: There are discussion groups that can be formed for sharing thoughts and opinions and feelings about events/issues/etc., but this email list is not that place.) if you are unsure, contact the moderators
  • Campaigning, recruiting for your cause and, soliciting for contributions of any sort without prior permission from moderators is not allowed
    • Announcements for political, religious events may be posted if permission is granted by moderators. Only non-partisan and inclusive events please. Obtain permission from
    • An example for allowed event promotion is the donation drive for Second Harvest at the yearly Monta Loma Progressive Dinner.
  • Sharing and review of health care services that operate legally is ok. Medical advice is not allowed. If not sure, ask for permission first.
  • No offerings or request for illegal goods or services. For example the sale of home cooked food requires special permit in CA. (Free food is not affected). Many professional services require a business license, or building permits. Please check with the city if unsure.
  • If you have technical, operational or support questions about the workings of the list, read How To first. For topics not covered here contact moderators directly at No need to send to everyone on the list.

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