|techno-monastic -- High-tech communities informed by monastic practices|
Welcome to the Techno-Monastic Mailing List!
-- then chances are that this forum may be of interest to you.
Ordinary rules of civility apply and will if necessary be enforced
by list admin.
oh, and maybe also
How to subscribe to the techno-monastic list
You can subscribe (or unsubscribe) yourself to the techno-monastic
mailing list via this web page:
http://mailman.gramstad.no/mailman/listinfo/techno-monastic . From
this web page you will also find a link to the list archive.
You will receive postings to the list by E-mail to your E-mail
address as long as you are subscribed to the list.
You can unsubscribe, change address, or change your subscription
settings via the field at the bottom of the page ("Edit
options..."). This mailing list is managed with the Mailman
How to post to the list
In order to post to the list, send your posting to this address:
firstname.lastname@example.org (remove "nospam" from the
address). You will receive a copy of your own posting via the list
when it is distributed.
The first time you post something to the new list, your posting
may be slow to go through - maybe up to 24 hours - because of an
anti-spam measure at the new machine, known as greylisting,
whereby the recipient machine checks to see if your machine/e-mail
address responds/exists (spammers' don't, because they use forged
If your posting is time-sensitive or you're just impatient, you
can post your first posting a second time shortly after the first
one, and the second one will go through right away (but so is the
first one supposed to do, some time later).
Do keep a copy of your first posting, in case something in the
greylisting process breaks, and you need to resend your posting.
No "rich text"/HTML and attachments
All postings you receive via the list will be in the plain text
(simple text) format, i.e., no rich text and few if any
attachments (attached files), for easy readability anywhere and
for your safety against viruses, spam etc.
If your posting to the list contains rich text/HTML or
attachments, those parts of your message will be automatically
removed by the list server, and the remaining plain text part will
be sent through to the list (when this is the case you will see
that the layout in your posting has been changed/simplified).
Attachments should generally be avoided on the list, and will in
most cases be automatically stripped away. In general: place the
multimedia item(s) that you want to distribute on a website, and
then post the web address to the list. (Some list members may
offer web hosting space for pictures and other documents - post to
the list and ask if you need help with web publishing your
In a few cases, attachments may be OK. In such cases, the attached
file must be very small (preferably less than 100 000 bytes, and
certainly smaller than 300 000), and it must be in an open and
harmless format (e.g., jpg, png, pdf). Postings with attachments
will usually be subject to manual approval by list admin.
The list archive is open to anyone, meaning that no password,
login or the like is necessary to access the archive - just click
on the link below like any other link on a web page. This also
means that list postings are visible in and may be found via
Google and other search engines. If you do not want your name
publicly available in this way, please pseudonymize or anonymize
your name in your postings (that is, in the header fields of your
posting and in your signature, if any). As for your e-mail
address, we will aim to cloak this, to protect you from spam etc.
Use this web page to change your settings
You can use this web page to sign up for the list.
This web page can also be used to make changes to your
subscription settings and preferences (including for example
unsubscribing, and changing address (unsubscribe the old address,
subscribe the new one), etc. - use the menu field at the bottom of
this page ("Unsubscribe and edit options").
To see the collection of prior postings to the list, visit the techno-monastic Archives.
To post a message to all the list members, send email to
You can subscribe to the list, or change your existing subscription, in the sections below.
|Subscribing to techno-monastic|
Subscribe to techno-monastic by filling out the following form. You will be sent email requesting confirmation, to prevent others from gratuitously subscribing you. Once confirmation is received, your request will be held for approval by the list moderator. You will be notified of the moderator's decision by email. This is also a hidden list, which means that the list of members is available only to the list administrator.