Chatham County Online Discussion Group!
This list digest is run by Gene Galin for the purpose of providing a public forum for discussions about things in Chatham County, North Carolina.
You are welcome to supply information about upcoming events in Chatham County, NC. You can also bring up issues concerning the county. We welcome information about Chatham County based businesses. However, please no spamming.
Please feel free to “introduce” yourself to the group. You will find that folks in our group will appreciate hearing a little bit about you – your job, interests, and impressions about what’s going on in Chatham county. We have an array of folks in this group, so you’re never sure what will come up.
HOW THE CHATLIST WORKS:
Our listserver program compiles all emails sent from chatlist members to chatlist – at – bellsouth.net.
Do NOT post your notice at chathamchatlist.com. You MUST send your post to the chatlist email address.
IMPORTANT! If you fail to read these guidelines or choose to ignore them your post(s) will not make the daily digest and you will simply get a email response that will tell you to read these guidelines.
A digest is sent out to Chatlist members up to seven times each week. This format and timeline were established based upon feedback from members of the Chatham Online e-mail list. You should receive your first digest e-mail within 24 to 72 hours.
As a Chatham Online Discussion Group member you can submit emails to this group. When we receive your email the program will send you an automatic acknowledgment that we received your email and it will be posted in a timely fashion.
If you’re responding to a previous digest please do NOT re-quote the ENTIRE Chatlist. Re-quote only the portion(s) you are referencing. This helps keep the digests at reasonable lengths. Please make sure to provide a subject line that does a good job defining what you’ll be writing about.
Although the Chatlist is a moderated list, over 96% of member posts do make it through to the daily digest.
All writers agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, libelous, hateful, threatening, sexually-orientated or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Libel includes any false “factual” assertion, as opposed to your opinion, that would damage the reputation or community standing of a person or business. Avoid spreading rumors or making factual assertions without having made an attempt to verify those facts.
Do NOT send attachments with your emails. Due to the size of most attachments and the possibility of attachments carrying viruses, the chatlist automatically strips any attachment off and will NOT send it out with the digest.
Do not send images, Word documents, PDF files, etc. In other words, do NOT send attachments.
Effective March 24, 2008 any emails that include an attachment will be automatically rejected by the Chatlist program.
POSTING ON-LINE ARTICLES:
As a general rule we do not allow the posting of entire online articles on the Chatlist. You can post several paragraphs from an online article and you MUST provide a credit line as well as a link to the referenced article.
The Chatham Chatlist is NOT your personal, business or organization’s email list. Do NOT add the Chatham Chatlist to your email list. The thousands of Chatham Chatlist members will not be involuntarily drafted to join any other email list.
An extremely popular feature of the Chatlist is our weekly Classified Chatlist which comes out on Friday mornings. You are welcome to submit a list of your “stuff” or services for sale at anytime during the week. Yard sales, Wanted Ads, etc. fall into this category. All submitted classified posts are collected and posted on Friday’s Chatlist. The general guideline is that you can only post the same stuff/service twice a month.
NOTE: Our mailing service does NOT allow ANY Craigslist posts or links.
Chatham Chatlist Sponsorships are available.
Current sponsorship fee is $24.50 per daily chatlist.
Sponsoring the Chatham Chatlist presents your message towards the top of the Chatlist to a chathamcentric audience of over 4,900 members.
The Daily Sponsorship is open to businesses, big and small, profit and non-profit, individuals, organizations, et al as long as they are based in Chatham.
We will only have ONE main sponsor who will appear at the top of each chatlist (just below the regular chatlist heading and above the table of contents).
The Chatham Chatlist Sponsorship charge is only $5 per 1,000 subscribers in 100 subscriber increments
As of December 2013, we have 4,900+ subscribers, so the Daily Sponsorship rate is $24.50 per daily chatlist.
The sponsorship fee will go up to $25 when the membership list hits 5,000; $25.50 at 5,100 and so on.
SPECIALS! Five chatlist sponsorships for only $88.50, four for $80 or three for $64.50.
We will accept reservations for specific dates, but will not be able to make guarantees due to the nature of the chatlist. For example you can request September 6, 7, 13, 14, 21 or you can request the Monday Chatlist for the next 10 weeks.
You can reserve sponsorship dates up to 10 days in a month.
Each advertisement is a block of (plain) text, 80 characters wide, up to 45 lines of text.
All sponsorships must be prepaid by check or by credit card via PayPal unless we already have an established advertising relationship.
SAMPLE CHATHAM CHATLIST DAILY SPONSORSHIP
********************** Daily Chatlist Sponsorship **********************
Name of the Advertiser (centered)
Advertiser’s URL (centered)
Content/description/blurb provided by the advertiser; this may be up to ten lines long,
each line being no longer than 80 characters across.
(Blank lines count as one line)
Plain text only — no HTML.
********************** Daily Chatlist Sponsorship **********************
We reserve the right to reject sponsorships for whatever reason and all ad copy must be suitable for a general audience.
These sponsorships will help pay for hardware and software upgrades as well as the chathamchatlist.com web hosting fees.
KEEP IT “CHATHAMCENTRIC”:
IMPORTANT: Emails to the group that have nothing to do with Chatham County, NC will NOT be posted to the Chatlist. If it doesn’t have anything to do with Chatham County, it doesn’t belong on the Chatham Chatlist. There are plenty of other venues to talk about plenty of other things.
NETIQUETTE RULES APPLY:
Starting your email post with the phrase “How stupid can you be?” is not a good idea and is not acceptable. As my mom used to tell me when I was a kid – “Play nice.”
Please avoid using ALL CAPS in your emails. This signifies SHOUTING. The email will be returned to you and you will be asked to resubmit it using upper and lower case letters.
We respect the privacy of our members. We do not resell any names or email addresses of chatlist members. “Harvesting” of chatlist email addresses is not permitted. Any member caught trying to “harvest’ email addresses from the chatlist will be removed and banned from the Chatlist. It’s that simple.
IT’S A PUBLIC FORUM:
Excerpts from the Chatlist may appear at times in print in the Chatham Journal newspaper and/or web site. All materials posted in the digests are considered public information, unless otherwise stated.
ENJOY THE LIST!
We hope you enjoy the Chatlist. Give it a few weeks to grow on you. If it doesn’t meet you needs, simply unsubscribe by sending an email to the chatlist with the word UNSUBSCRIBE in the heading. It’s that simple.
If you have any specific operational questions about this group you can drop Gene Galin an email. You can also reach him at 919-968-4341.
NOTE: Chatham Chatlist guidelines are subject to change without notice from time to time.
CHATLIST AFFILIATED LINKS:
Here are a few more Chathamcentric sites that you may find of interest -
Chatham Chatlist at http://www.chathamchatlist.com
Chatham Journal Newspaper at http://www.chathamjournal.com/weekly
Chatham Online Bulletin Board at http://www.chatham-county-nc.com/bulletinboard
Chatham Online at http://www.chathamnc.com
Chatham County Schools (unofficial) at http://www.chathamcountyschools.net
Chatham Online Links at http://www.chatham-county-nc.com/chathamlinks/
Chatham Business Directory at http://www.chatham-county-nc.com/chathambiz/Follow us on tweeter @chathamnc
You can subscribe to the Chatham Chatlist for FREE at http://eepurl.com/drve
Last Updated ( Thursday, February 13, 2014 )
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