[governance] New membership database: choose your own username

Carlos A. Afonso ca at cafonso.ca
Wed Jan 5 05:41:27 EST 2011

I have registered per Jeremy's instructions. I find really funny that 
several people who are finding all kinds of problems may have happily 
subscribed to Facebook and other commercial social networking services 
without questioning. No, I did not subscribe to Facebook :)


On 01/05/2011 01:31 AM, Jeremy Malcolm wrote:
> On 05/01/2011, at 5:09 AM, Michael Froomkin - U.Miami School of Law wrote:
>> As a long-time reader, if rather quiet one, I too went through the web hoops just now.  I do hope it doesn't mean I'll get duplicate copies of the messages to the list.
> If you used the same email address, then no you won't.  Sympa (or mailing list software) is smart enough to consolidate your original subscription with the new subscription via the Web site.  You can make changes to your subscription (eg. going into "digest mode") using the Sympa Web interface as per usual, albeit that you might need to reset your password.
>> I also join with those who -- while appreciating the energy and possible advantages -- would have admired it more if it had all happened with a bit more consultation and warning.  As regards the suggestion that membership might be dis-approved ("Your e-mail account xxxx has been validated. Please wait until your account is approved. You will receive login information to your e-mail account.") I did find it unsettling.  Approved by whom and according to what criteria.
> We do have enough access to our Web site (though not to our mailing list) to fix such unsettling messages.  I'll work on something more comforting.  I'm also working on a privacy policy which I'll post to the list (though any contributions there would be valued).
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