I would like to offer some advice from my experience with a Yahoo
To avoid the adverts that arrive with group emails specify in "edit
my membership" that you don't want emails from group members sent
automatically to your mailbox. Instead specify that you want to go to
the Kresy-Siberia Group site itself to read the latest messages as
well as to post your own messages from there. I also find this easier
as you can trace the threads as well as checking archives and
keywords. I find my email box gets filled pretty quick. (I specified
that I would rather not receive emails in my mail box--but for some
reason I still am.)
Also many people who are not core members or who seldom post messages
are turned off by a daily flood of emails. Some prefer just to
periodically browse the group site and check the postings or access
the archives for specific topics at their leisure.
Members who post should also be aware that all the postings will in
time become part of the public domain and will appear in search
engines etc. What you write will be out there for everyone to read.
Which is a good thing as it will facilitate in spreading our news and
info out there. Google for instance picks up every name and
descriptive word. I was thrilled to see all my postings to APAP and
PolesandJews (a Yahoo group like this one) out there and have
received a few inquiries via this route.
I think members would agree that postings should not only be relevant
to the group but well-written and properly presented. Short messages
saying "hi" or making a passing comment or correction just clog the
site and dull the reader's brain. I think of a posting as an
articulate and researched presentation to a group gathered at a
seminar focusing on a specific subject. With proper punctuation and
grammar and footnotes where possible.