Upper Valley Farmers Discussion List

Statement of Purpose

This email list is a discussion forum for topics specific to farmers in the Upper Valley. This list is open to all farmers and aspiring farmers who want to participate. Farmers are encouraged to subscribe and post information that will be of interest to the agricultural community.

Posting Guidelines

Summary – Keep it Local, Keep it Civil, Limit Commercial Postings to Once a Month.

No anonymous posts – If your first and last name are not obvious from your email address, please sign your post.

The intent is to keep the posts on and about agricultural topics and events of interest to farmers. Subscribers to the list are assumed to be in agreement about that simple constraint.

General Rules

This discussion list operates on the assumption that list postings will be civil and respectful to other list members. No abusive or threatening postings will be allowed. Anyone engaging in what the administration of Vital Communities considers to be abusive language or threats directed towards another list member may have posting privileges revoked.

This list is set up for the convenience of the farming community. Occasional announcements from a new business or service are ok. In no case should any business (small or large) use the discussion list for frequent repetitive business promotion. Posting commercial announcements more often than monthly may annoy your community and bring a warning from the list administrator.

In order to keep this discussion list useful and dynamic, there should be no verbatim forwarding of content that has already appeared elsewhere. If an article has appeared on the web that would be appropriate to reference in the context of a discussion, simply summarize your point and link to the source. Copyrighted content should not be posted.

The administration of Vital Communities reserves the right to warn, suspend, or permanently exclude any list subscriber for any abuse or infringement of these list rules and guidelines. To contact Vital Communities with comments or to bring specific issues to their attention, write to discussionlists@vitalcommunities.org.

List Administration

It's not necessary to make any changes, but if you choose to, you can change your own settings from the home page. To change your delivery from digest to direct (i.e., to receive each post as it is made instead of once per day). Click on "Request Password" in upper LH corner and a link allowing you to choose a password will be sent to your email. Enter your email and new password at the top of the home page. Once you've logged in, click on "Subscriber Options" on the left. Click the button to the right of the "Receiving mode" list box to get a dropdown list. Select "standard (direct reception)", then click "update". You should start receiving all postings as individual deliveries.

Legal Disclaimer

Vital Communities assumes no legal or editorial responsibility for any content distributed through its community discussion lists. Content is generated by individual subscribers, who each bear responsibility for their individual postings. Content posted to the discussion lists is automatically distributed to the subscribers and Vital Communities is unable to retract or modify any such content. Volunteer individual discussion list administrators in each town are responsible for post-facto monitoring of the content of a town discussion list and may, in their own discretion, issue private warnings to individual subscribers or public guidelines to the entire discussion list if, in their sole judgment, any of the Posting Guidelines or General Rules are repeatedly violated.

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