- WHAT IS For Donors Only AND WHO RUNS IT?
For Donors Only is an electronic (web server and E-mail based) discussion list that allows organ donors and health care professionals from around the country to carry on discussions -- amongst themselves --- of pertinent issues.
At the present time, there is no cost to participate on the For Donors Only list and anyone who is directly connected with organ donation is invited to join in the spirit of more open and effective dialogue within the community.
The For Donors Only list is hosted by Lawrence Ian Geller. Mr. Geller can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. The phone number for For Donors Only is (905) 854-4114 and the fax line is (905) 854-3939.
- HOW DO I SUBSCRIBE TO THE For Donors Only LIST?
Submissions to For Donors Only are automatically posted and redistributed to all members. Membership is available by enrolling on our welcome page (click here) or by sending an E-mail to email@example.com and including the following message in the message text area: join For Donors Only, and your full name and an initial password for access to list posting and choices..
- HOW DO I UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THE For Donors Only LIST?
To "unsubscribe" from For Donors Only and remove your E-mail address from the distribution list, just click on the button labelled LEAVE (Unsubscribe) on the general menu page or send an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following message in the message text area:
- HOW DO I POST A MESSAGE TO For Donors Only?
Click on the button labelled Go To List and then Create a New Message on the general menu page (http://www.ForDonorsOnly.com/).
Please remember that this is a Canadian forum. Be sure to SIGN every message you post.
4(a). E-MAIL FILE ATTACHMENTS ... A "NO-NO."
DO NOT send file attachments along with ANY POSTING TO THE LIST. There are many reasons for this "rule", most to do with the transfer of viruses and malicious applications, suffice it to say, just don't.
Besides, many list members will automatically delete your message as soon as they see there is a file attachment connected to it. Instead, use the copy and paste features of your browser/word processor.
- HOW DO I SET For Donors Only's DIGEST FEATURE? (Also known as, "I'm getting too much E-mail! What can I do?)
Since For Donors Only can be a be a fairly high volume list at times, some members may want to consider setting the digest or index features. These features cause all E-mail in a given day to be automatically compiled into one single message, either comprised of an index of all messages for that day (index) or a full copy of all messages for that day complete with a table of contents (digest). This feature can be "turned on" from the Your Settings button on the general menu page and changing your Status.
Once you have set the digest feature, if you want to go back to receiving For Donors Only on a non-digested, or message by message basis, just change the settings to "receive messages as they are contributed" from the Your Settings button on the general menu page.
- ACCEPTABLE USE GUIDELINES
All E-mail sent to the For Donors Only list (i.e., postings) must comply with the following set of acceptable use guidelines. Users who violate the acceptable use guidelines risk permanent expulsion from the list: All postings to www.ForDonorsOnly.com are the responsibility of the poster. No postings to www.fordonorsonly.com are moderated or edited, in any way, prior to dissemination.
Submitted materials must not be copyrighted unless all necessary recognition of the source and author is made, as permitted;
Submissions must be (at least remotely) related to the purposes of the list as outlined in Section 7, below;
Basic rules of E-mail etiquette are expected; e.g., anonymous submissions, character assassination, profanity and discussions regarding politics, religion or sexuality and sexual preference are strictly prohibited unless directly related to the purposes of the list, as outlined below;
Nothing communicated in this forum should be construed as legal advice, regardless of the source.
Nothing communicated in this forum should be construed as computer or technical advice, regardless of the source.
Nothing communicated in this forum should be construed as insurance or financial planning advice, regardless of the source.
Users should refrain from posting commercial solicitations to the list. IF you are uncertain whether a post is "commercial" or not, simply send a preview of your message to email@example.com and ask for approval to submit your posting.
- WHAT KINDS OF TOPICS ARE DISCUSSED ON For Donors Only?
Possible topics for discussion on For Donors Only might include any of the following: For Donors Only is an online forum for both potential organ donors and those who have already made a Gift of Life as well as those health care professionals working with organ donors and their families to be used to carry on non-partisan discussions -- amongst themselves -- of issues relating to the organ donation and the Gift of Life, as well as other topics of interest. However, it is expected that the list will most frequently be used by participants to post questions --- and receive answers from other donors and health care professionals in the community. As examples, "Here's my situation, what would you do?" Or, "Does anybody know anything about.....?" Or, "Is it true that?" Or, Have I interpreted ______ correctly?"
- HOW DO I OBTAIN MORE INFORMATION ABOUT For Donors Only?
In addition to the mailing list service, For Donors Only also has a World Wide Web site at the following address:
All messages sent to For Donors Only are automatically indexed and archived on the World Wide Web at the address http://www.ForDonorsOnly.com/
The archive provides, on a monthly basis, a complete compendium of all For Donors Only messages that have ever been sent.
If you have any further questions about For Donors Only or the ancillary World Wide Web services, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- LEGAL DISCLAIMER
Lawrence Geller, host of For Donors Only makes no representations whatsoever about the accuracy or validity of any information that appears on this discussion list. The For Donors Only mailing list service is provided gratuitously and, accordingly, neither Lawrence Geller nor any of his employees, contractors or affiliates shall be liable under any theory or damages suffered by any subscriber to this service.