eMail lists

 

As a community service to the residents of our community, I have created and maintain a series of email mailing lists and an online Bulletin Board. One mailing list is dedicated to the residents of Tollgate Crossing. Another is reserved for commerce and business activities in Tollgate Crossing. Finally, there’s an online Bulletin Board with several categories of topics for community discussion, chat, and services. The mailing lists and bulletin boards were created to serve our community, please keep all discussions pertinent to the Tollgate Crossing residents (See below for the mailing list policy regarding ‘commercial solicitations’. See the Policy page for overall policies).



Cross Talk - Mailing List

<crosstalk-subscribe@tollgatecrossing.org>
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http://tollgatecrossing.org/mailman/listinfo/crosstalk_tollgatecrossing.org>

The Tollgate Crossing mailing list is called ‘Cross Talk’. It is intended as an open forum for the residents of Tollgate Crossing. Any resident of Tollgate Crossing (or interested individual) is invited to participate. The mailing list is intended as a way for residents to communicate amongst each other on a variety of issues. Residents may discuss anything and everything - From the weather, a request for a babysitter, a discussion about putting up a fence; maybe you’d like to arrange a bunko night or suggest a good movie? Perhaps you’re wondering when the pool will open? Anyone and everyone (subscribed members) may use the list as an open forum for communication amongst the residents of our community.


It is not intended as a ‘to-do’ list for our HOA/Metro District managers/board members. Residents may discuss matters pertaining to HOA covenants or Metro District grounds maintenance, but if they have a specific problems that needs to be addressed, they should send an email to the appropriate manager/board member (see our Info page). Community managers may participate or monitor the list at their discretion. We have received assurances from some managers and board members that they will read/watch the traffic on this list, but that does not mean they must respond or participate in the discussion(s). In some instances, participation in a group discussion is considered a public meeting and not permitted outside official channels.


The mailing list works like this.. You subscribe/sign-up for the mailing list by sending an email to <crosstalk-subscribe@tollgatecrossing.org>. Alternately, you may sign up for a daily digest of all messages by sending an email to: <crosstalk-digest-subscribe@tollgatecrossing.org>. Make sure you send the email from an address where you are willing to receive email. Shortly after sending your subscription request, you will receive a confirmation email. Follow the instructions in the confirmation message, and your email address will be added to our mailing list. (Your email address will not be sold, leased, rented or otherwise disclosed to anyone outside the mailing list.)


Once you are subscribed, you will receive email from other list members, and you will be permitted to send email to the list. When you send a message to the list, everyone subscribed to the list will receive the email. Depending on the level of discussion, you may receive a lot of email. Please do not report these mailing list messages as ‘spam’. Doing so may result in problems with my email service provider, or other legal problems.


  1. In order to send messages to all the other list members, address your email To: <crosstalk@tollgatecrossing.org>. Once you send the email, it will be distributed to everyone on the list. If you ‘Reply’ to a list message, everyone will see the response. If you wish to respond to an individual (not the entire list), please be sure to address your email to the From: addressee. Once again - A ‘Reply’ message will go to everyone on the mailing list. If you prefer, you can subscribe to a digest which accumulates all the weeks email into one message. To sign up for the daily digest, send an email to: <crosstalk-digest-subscribe@tollgatecrossing.org>. Then you will only get one email per day, regardless of the traffic on the list.


Who is on the list? Residents of Tollgate Crossing, their family and friends. Members of our HOA and Metro District board have indicated that they will monitor our mailing list traffic. Due to laws restricting ‘public meetings’, our Metro District board members may not participate in the public discussions on our mailing list. They may however respond to email that you address directly to them. Please see the Info page for contact information. Various members of our HOA and Metro District management do participate in the list(s), and they may directly participate in the ‘discussions’ on our mailing list.


As the list is currently unmoderated, I ask that you please consider your emails when communicating with other list members. If necessary, I will ban individuals from the list. I would prefer to have a ‘hands off’ approach - but I will not permit abusive language or commercial solicitation on the list (see below for policy on ‘commercial solicitation’).


If you have questions, concerns, or encounter problems with the mailing list/subscription. Please feel free to email our administrator directly (see below). If you would like to unsubscribe from the list, simply send an email to the unsubscribe address: <crosstalk-unsubscribe@tollgatecrossing.org>. If you are subscribed, and would like more information about the mailing list and it’s commands, send an email to: <crosstalk-help@tollgatecrossing.org>.



Tollgate Crossing Business Directory - Mailing List

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http://tollgatecrossing.org/mailman/listinfo/tollgatebusiness_tollgatecrossing.org>

The Tollgate Crossing Business Directory list is called ‘Tollgate Business’. It is intended as a forum for residents of Tollgate Crossing who own or operate a business. The business may be in Tollgate Crossing or the local area. Any resident of Tollgate Crossing (or interested individual) are invited to participate. The mailing list is intended as a way for residents to Tollgate to promote and communicate their businesses inside Tollgate Crossing. It’s used to contact business owners and residents of Tollgate Crossing. Those looking to promote their business, those looking for goods and services, to sell a refrigerator, find a baby-sitter, or someone to cut your lawn. Everything and anything related to businesses and commerce in Tollgate Crossing.


The mailing list works like this.. You subscribe/sign-up for the mailing list by sending an email to <tollgatebusiness-subscribe@tollgatecrossing.org>. Alternately, you may sign up for a daily digest of all messages by sending an email to: <tollgatebusiness-digest-subscribe@tollgatecrossing.org>. Make sure you send the email from an address where you are willing to receive email. Shortly after sending your subscription request, you will receive a confirmation email. Follow the instructions in the confirmation message, and your email address will be added to our mailing list. (Your email address will not be sold, leased, rented or otherwise disclosed to anyone outside the mailing list.)


Once you are subscribed, you will receive email from other list members, and you will be permitted to send email to the list. When you send a message to the list, everyone subscribed to the list will receive the email. Depending on the level of discussion, you may receive a lot of email. Please do not report these mailing list messages as ‘spam’. Doing so may result in problems with my email service provider, or other legal problems.


  1. In order to send messages to all the other list members, address your email To: <tollgatebusiness@tollgatecrossing.org>. Once you send the email, it will be distributed to everyone on the list. If you ‘Reply’ to a list message, everyone will see the response. If you wish to respond to an individual (not the entire list), please be sure to address your email to the From: addressee. Once again - A ‘Reply’ message will go to everyone on the mailing list. If you prefer, you can subscribe to a digest which accumulates all the weeks email into one message. To sign up for the daily digest, send an email to: <tollgatebusiness-digest-subscribe@tollgatecrossing.org>. Then you will only get one email per day, regardless of the traffic on the list.


Who is on the list? Residents of Tollgate Crossing, their family and friends. Residents who own a business here in Tollgate Crossing. Residents who own a business in our local community. Those who are interested in doing business with residents of Tollgate Crossing. You must own the business or the business must be located in Tollgate Crossing in order to promote your business on this list. Other residents may use the list to sell personal items, locate goods and services, or talk about business opportunities in Tollgate Crossing.


As the list is currently unmoderated, I ask that you please consider your emails when communicating with other list members. If necessary, I will ban individuals from the list. The list is focused on business in Tollgate Crossing. I would prefer to have a ‘hands off’ approach - but I will not permit abusive language or commercial solicitation on the list (see below for policy on ‘commercial solicitation’).


If you have questions, concerns, or encounter problems with the mailing list/subscription. Please feel free to email our administrator directly (see below). If you would like to unsubscribe from the list, simply send an email to the unsubscribe address: <tollgatebusiness-unsubscribe@tollgatecrossing.org>. If you are subscribed, and would like more information about the mailing list and it’s commands, send an email to: <tollgatebusiness-help@tollgatecrossing.org>.



Tollgate Crossing - Bulletin Boards

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<http://www.tollgatecrossing.org/bulletinboard/>

While the ‘Cross Talk’ mailing list allows for near instantaneous exchange of community related conversations, it isn’t persistent in the way that a bulletin board is. With a need for a persistent place to exchange community related information and engage in ongoing conversations, I created a set of bulletin boards for the Tollgate Crossing community. The bulletin boards are a web based place where residents, family and friends can discuss matters relevant to our community. I set up four broad categories for discussions: Classifieds, Events, Talk, and Meta. The bulletin boards are free to use, and I hope they facilitate more communication and a broader sense of community in Tollgate Crossing. Please feel free to sign up today. Tell your neighbors, family and friends. Chat it up in the Tollgate Crossing bulletin boards. Web page: <http://www.tollgatecrossing.org/bulletinboard/index.php>. Yes, we have a few Bulletin Board rules: <http://www.tollgatecrossing.org/bulletinboardrules.html>


In order to post any messages, or respond to posts, you’ll need to sign up for an account. It’s free and easy, but you’ll have to answer some simple community related questions to prove you’re not a ‘robot’. The questions help keep the spammers out.



Neighborhood Watch

Perhaps you’re looking for information regarding mailing lists that server the Southeast Aurora Neighborhood Watch? As of 22 Apr, 2010, I’ve moved all the Neighborhood Watch materials to a new website. A website designed exclusively for the Neighborhood Watch. Please visit: <http://www.southeastaurora-neighborhoodwatch.org/eMail_lists.html> for mailing lists that serve the Neighborhood Watch, and link to all manner of information regarding the Neighborhood Watch.



Regarding Commercial Solicitation on the Cross Talk mailing list. Commercial solicitation of any sort is not permitted on this particular mailing list. If you are a Tollgate Crossing resident, and you would like to sell something (and it's not your personal business*); kind of like an on-line garage sale. I don't have a problem with that. If it's your personal business* (the way you make a living), then it's prohibited.


Got a couple of bicycles that your kids have outgrown? Need to clear out the garage - Want to sell that old lawnmower? Have an extra television that you don't need? Maybe someone will buy your sons previous generation iPod. You can 'publicize' this sort of stuff on Cross-Talk (You can post an initial offering price, but keep the specific negotiations off the list) mailing list. If you're a real-estate agent/broker/etc, looking for clients, please don't use our list to advertise your availability/services on the mailing list. If it's your business* to clean homes or paint houses, then you aren't permitted to post an 'advertisement' or ‘commercial solicitation’ to these lists.


I'll even permit postings in the nature of 'my daughter is willing to baby-sit' or 'my son would like to cut lawns for a few bucks' - Provided it's not your personal business* We’re not talking about a commercial landscaping service here, we’re talking about neighborhood kids looking to make a few bucks mowing lawn.


In addition to posting used items for sale, Tollgate Residents may ask for recommendations, or post a ‘looking for’ query. If anyone asks, and you know a good - landscaper, painter, plumber, doctor, dentist, etc. I will permit an email indicating/endorsing the person/company and some contact information. What will not be permitted (regardless of whether your buying, selling or looking) is any discussion of prices, or negotiation of fees in the mailing list. If your trying to sell your sons two year old mp3 player, you can post an initial price, but you cannot negotiate the price on the list. Do that off the list.


Once again, you may not advertise any personal/commercial business on any list other than the ‘Tollgate Business’ list*. If I see activity which looks like MLM, your personal business* or any commercial venture, you may be removed from the list (other than the ‘Tollgate Business’ list) for cause. See our Policy page for more info. Under no circumstance will the website/mailing list administrator, owner, operator be responsible for any business dealings, negotiations, or deals gone bad.


  1. * What do you mean by “not your personal business”: I’m talking about something you do to make a living, a primary source of income, or some business that produces a taxable income (whether or not you declare the income). Hopefully, you understand what I’m talking about. Selling a set of snow tires because you got bigger rims isn’t a ‘personal business’. Running ‘Tupperware Parties’ from your home is. Selling that old 40” television because you bought a new 60” flatscreen isn’t a ‘personal business’. Your four person landscaping company is. Your 15 year old son cutting lawns for some summer spending cash isn’t a ‘personal business’, but selling vendor supplied cleaning products is. If you have questions about this policy, feel free to email me.


Your Personal Business: Finally - You may advertise your personal business (if you’re a resident of Tollgate Crossing) through/on the Tollgate Business mailing list and website. See ‘Tollgate Crossing Business Directory’ above. Promote it, advertise, and discuss Tollgate Business opportunities on the ‘Tollgate Business’ mailing list. You must own the business or the business must be located in Tollgate Crossing’ in order to promote your business on this list.


Robert Vaessen - Webmaster/mailing list administrator