Potlatch Online

Subscribing to the Potlatch [announce] Mailing List

If you are interested in Potlatch and would like to receive announcements, please subscribe to the Potlatch [announce] mailing list.

When I set up Potlatch [announce], I invited everyone on the old Potlatch address list. Some of the addresses were old and bounced. Some people missed the invitation or didn’t accept it, and after 20 days it expired. If you didn’t get on the list, don’t worry. You can subscribe at any time. Simply go to the [announce] list web page and enter your e-mail address. You should receive an invitation message. Confirm by clicking on the link in the message, or by replying.

Why the extra step of confirming the invitation? Why don’t we automatically subscribe you? It makes sure messages can get to the address. If you are trying to sign up and you don’t receive an invitation message, try again. Maybe there was a typo. Also it protects you from spam. If you receive an invitation in error, or if for any reason you do not wish to receive announcements, you can simply ignore the invite and you will not be subscribed.

You can unsubscribe from the Potlatch [announce] list at any time. Simply go to the [announce] list web page and enter your e-mail address in the “unsubscribe” box.

To make it even easier to get to the Potlatch [announce] list, there is a link in the sidebar on every page. Look for the “Mailman” envelope icon.

Registering on potlatch-sf.org

Registering as a user on the potlatch-sf.org web site enables you to comment on the site and to vote on the book of honor and the program.

Note: I relaxed the requirements for commenting and voting so you do not have to be registered as a potlatch-sf.org user. We’re going to see how it goes. It means the site gets a lot more spam comments that have to be deleted by the moderators. But it may be worth it if it makes the site easier for the Potlatch community to use.

To register, click on the Register link here, or in the sidebar on every page.

When you register as a user, you will need to enter an email address and the password you want to use. You should get a confirmation email, which you will need to confirm in order to complete the registration. Registering as a user is completely separate from the [announce] mailing list. You don’t have to use the same address.

You can control how your name is displayed on the site. You can choose to display your email address (which is your user name), your name, or a nickname. Just log in and go to “Edit my profile”.

Why don’t we automatically register you as a user? We would have to make up a password for you, and send it to you in the clear so you could enter it the first time, and require you to change it. It actually ends up being more steps than if you register yourself.

We are hoping at some time to enable logins from social networks such as Facebook and Google+.

Joining as a Member of Potlatch 23

You can join as a member of Potlatch 23 at the registration page. If you haven’t already, please do so!

When you join, we get the email address that you used with PayPal or that you wrote on the registration form. If you want to use a different email address on the potlatch-sf.org web site, no problem. Just let us know.

As a member, you are entitled to vote on the Book of Honor and participate in creating the program, regardless of whether you register as a site user. You may participate via email, poctsarcd, or hand-delivered scraps of paper.

2 thoughts on “Potlatch Online

  1. michael blumlein

    Hi –
    I’m Michael Blumlein, a S-F writer and physician (more about me at michaelblumlein.com) . My areas of interest, as you might expect, are science, writing, and medicine. I gave a talk at ReaderCon this year on what I call, fondly, the triumph and the tyranny of science (medical science, in particular). Using genetics as a launching pad, the talk examines both the promise and the perils of scientific thinking, with an eye toward the future. It’s entertaining, thought-provoking, and peppered with lots of lively anecdotes from my career as a physician and writer. I’ve never been to Potlatch (a lapse I look forward to correcting), and don’t know if a talk like this is appropriate, ie, if it fits in with the program and overall Potlatch vision. What do you think? Would this be interesting to people? In-step with what you have in mind for the Con?

    Many thanks. I look forward to your response.

    Best Wishes,
    Michael Blumlein

    1. Tom Becker Post author

      Hi Michael,

      I’ve read some of your work and really liked it. It would be great to have you come to Potlatch. It has a great mix of readers and writers and editors and critics. We’re all fans, and we’re all supporting Clarion West.

      We’re going to try an experiment this year: The program will be proposed and voted on by the members. I can’t say how it may turn out, but if you propose your talk, I’m inclined to vote for it.




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