Q. How do I post to this group?
Note, however, that you must join the group before you can post to the group. See information below on how to do this if you don't already know how to join a Google Group.
Also note: If you subscribe to this group via the daily digest option and want to post or reply to a message, do not--I repeat DO NOT--reply to the digest. Instead, to reply to a message, click on the link in the digest for the message you'd like to respond to, and then reply via the web interface. (The purpose of this is that that you (1) don't end up including the entire digest in your post, and (2) so that you preserve the topic threading.)
Q. How do I get off of this crazy email list?
If you are a Google Groups member (or want to become one), you can also manage your subscription via a nice web interface and with a variety of subscription options by going to
Look for the "My membership" link if you are already logged in, or the "Sign in to post" link if you are not.
If, for some reason, neither of these options work for you, send email to "doug
" at "alum.mit.edu
" and ask him to remove you.
Q. How do I get on this crazy email list?
A. Sign up at
Look for the "Sign in to post" link.
If, for some reason, this doesn't work for you, send email to "doug
" at "alum.mit.edu
" and ask him to add you.
Q. I just want to read this crazy thing on the Web. I don't want to join the group!
A. That's not a question, but FYI, you don't have to join the group if you just want to read it. You are free to do all the reading you want via the Google Group's web forum interface, without having to join.
If, on the other hand, you would like to post messages to the group, then you must join the group. This somewhat onerous requirement is necessary as an anti-spam measure. This inconvenience is mitigated to some extent by the fact that when you join you can chose not to receive any emails. You achieve this by joining the group with the "No Email" option. This will enable you to post messages to your heart's content without having your email inbox ever bothered by this group's messages. See the next question for additional details.
Q. I want to be able to post to this Google Group, but I don't want to receive any emails? What am I to do?
A. You still have to join the group, but you can join with the "No Email" option, and then you won't receive any emails from the group. Or you can subscribe with either the "Digest Email" or the "Abridged Email" option, and then you will only receive a single email per day.
A. Go there and see.