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About the PUG Community List Services

PUG community list services exist for the benefit of our members.  Use these lists to share information with your peers and keep abreast of current events in the community. The advantages of a listserv over a mailing link are numerous. A listserv allows people to send e-mail to one address whereupon their message is copied and sent to all of the other subscribers to the list. In this way, people who have many different kinds of e-mail access can participate in discussions together.

T
he following e-mail discussion lists are currently available to the PUG community:

In addition to these groups, our friends in the estimating community also have created a list for support of the Transportation Estimator's Association (TEA).

The following subscription information is available to you for subscriptions to any of the lists you desire.  Additionally, please review the rules for etiquette on the net (Netiquette) which follow the subscription information.                                            

To subscribe or unsubscribe, click the links below to manage your account to the appropriate lists.

To send a message to the list, click the links below.

The message will be forwarded to all list subscribers. Try to include something in the subject of the e-mail that indicates the nature of the message so that the list addressees can predetermine if the message may be of interest to them. This is done as a courtesy to the recipients of the message. Also, common practices of Netiquette should be applied to all messages sent to the list. Among them, remember:

  1. Realize that sending email is not the same as talking to a person face to face. A sentence that might be clear to someone talking to you face to face might come across quite differently without the tone of your voice or the look on your face. Make sure that you are as clear as possible. "Emoticons" or smiley faces can be used to try and convey feeling and sentiment in a message. :)
  2. When responding to someone else's email message, include enough of their message so they can put it into context. This is particularly important if the other person may not read your response for a day or two.
  3. Use plain text rather than fancy formatted, bold or underlined text. The majority of users e-mail can still only accept plain text.
  4. DONíT USE ALL UPPER CASE IN YOUR MESSAGES. It looks like youíre shouting and makes it harder to read quickly.
  5. Donít "flame" other writers. If somebodyís message angers you, take a break before replying. Once you do compose a reply, re-read it before sending. E-mail is not a good medium for hot debate.

 If you find yourself having trouble with procedures or questions about Netiquette, please feel free to contact us for assistance.  As the list owner, I will be monitoring the content and activity closely to see how we are all getting along.   We have not as yet experienced any problems with improper content or subject matter, and with the group we have I don't see that as a problem in the future.

This offers us an extremely useful tool for communication among users across the country. I hope you all recognize the benefit of this service and use it to its fullest capabilities.


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Last updated: July 06, 2017