The GBW email list was founded in October, 1999 to:
- Foster an open dialog between Guild members on issues of importance to the Guild as a whole
- Exchange technical information
- Notices of new publications, workshops, exhibits...
- If you have any questions about how to change your subscription options or how the email list works in general, do not send a message to the list! Please ask the GBW Listserv Moderator directly.
Hosting service for the GBW Listserv has recently changed. Email notices were sent directly to all members in good standing. If you did not receive a notice, or your email invite code has expired, follow the instructions below to joing the new list.
If you are subscribing for the first time, simply follow the instructions below.
Step 1: Subscribe
Go the GBW email list subscription page.
Step 2: Post a Message
To post a message to the list, send an email to:
Please read this very important information specific to the GBW email list before posting!
Step 3: Edit your Subscription or Unsubscribe
The links for changing your subscription options or unsubscribing are at the very bottom of the GBW email list subscription page.
- Use the email address with which you are subscribed.
- To change your subscription options, including the email address you to which you would like messages sent. You will need your password, which was mailed to you in the 'Welcome Message' that you received when you first signed up. If you have forgotten your password, you can have it emailed to your subscription address from this page.
Very Important Information
- You must be subscribed to post AND you must post from the subscribed email account. If you have more than one email account, make sure you know with which one you are subscribed! This is especially important if you have more than one user account with the same domain name (i.e. <firstname.lastname@example.org> and <email@example.com> are two different email accounts to the email list).
- Do not send email list commands to the list. They will not be processed. All subscription options can be changed via the subscription management page.
- Please stay on topic. Appropriate topics include information and business about the organization, technical information related to the book arts (tips, tricks, questions, queries, etc.), and announcements about workshops, exhibits, publications or anything dealing with the book arts. This is not a list to talk about politics, religion or other subjects of "personal" interest.
- Be civil. Personal attacks of any kind will not be tolerated. Habitual offenders will be removed. Remember, sometimes humor, especially of the sarcastic kind, does not translate well in email.
- You are responsible for all postings made from your account. Please think before you post anything inflammatory which you may regret later. If it's confidential, do not send.
- Keep replies on the list so all members may join in on the discussion and learn from each other. There are some caveats to this rule, however. If your reply becomes personal, reply directly to the Original Poster (OP). Avoid unnecessary replies to the entire list. Replies like "me too" or "yes" just generate useless email for everyone else. Do not copy and paste an entire message if it is not necessary.
- Pay attention to whom you are sending the email message. Always check the "To:" field before you click "Send." Misdirected messages are a source of amusement to list members and can be embarrassing, or worse, to you. Please do not to admonish the offender (that's the listowner's job).
- Please include your name and affiliation (if any) in your message for identification. Email headers are often unhelpful. You may want to add a signature to your emails.
- All postings are automatically archived on the GBW website. Once in the archive they CANNOT be removed! Individuals retain copyright on their messages, but all posts should be thought of as a publication in the GBW email list and its archive. No membership information is made public, though the identity of subscribers and their email addresses will become part of the permanent record in the list archive, which is available to the public.