Currently, a group of Extension professionals are reviewing our list serves. As we move into our new institutes, we will also need to revamp our list serves to ensure they comport with how we do business. You’ll see more on that as the group moves forward. In the meantime, this committee took a close look at messages sent to the MSUEEveryone list, and established a few guidelines to help keep traffic on the MSUEEveryone listserv relevant. Please log onto the portal and visit the MSU Extension EVERYONE Message Guidelines before sending messages to this list. Some highlights are:
- Use the MSUEveryone list infrequently, and only when your communication has high value to a majority of the people on the list.
- If you send to the MSUEEveryone list, do NOT send your message to other MSUE lists. EVERYONE will receive the message. There is no need to duplicate.
- When copying others outside the organization, use the “bcc” field rather than the “to” or “cc” field.
- Think twice before sending messages about inoperable office equipment (e.g. fax machines), office closings or email service interruptions. Often very few people need to know about these issues. Unless the information is relevant to the entire organization, send these messages to a more targeted list.
If you have any comments, or would like to add some guidelines, tell me about it in the comments section. And if you think I get a “pass” on the rules, you’re definitely mistaken. The list managers help me to curb my enthusiasm when using the list, too! So before you submit a joke about my postings being excessive, you need to realize that you have list managers protecting you from even more!