A Peer Network
One of the best things about STC membership is discussing technical communication with our peers:
"How can I convert FrameMaker to HTML?"
To have these discussions, we typically go to a chapter meeting. For the Rocky Mountain Chapter, though, this can be difficult. Our members work all over the Front Range, from Parker to Laramie, from Scottsbluff to Idaho Springs. We work a lot of overtime. And sometimes we need answers right away.
Subscribing to the discussion list provides an easy, efficient way to reach local and regional technical communicators. For example, you might ask questions:
Or you might make announcements:
Nothing can replace the face-to-face contact we get at STC meetings. So we have an additional way to communicate: the STC Rocky Mountain Chapter's discussion list. This list is exclusively for members and student members of the STC Rocky Mountain Chapter.
Electronic Discussion List
We have an electronic discussion mailing list exclusively for STC RMC members and student members. The discussion list is a members-only mailing list used as a forum to pose questions about issues related to technical communication. Any subscriber to the discussion list may post to the list. (Note: You must be a Rocky Mountain Chapter member to participate in the discussion list).
If you'd like to learn more about the discussion mailing list, read these questions and answers. If you're an STC RMC member and you're already familiar with mailing lists, skip to the last question.
Posting Rules for the Discussion List
The following posting rules and guidelines apply to the discussion list. You agreed to these posting rules when you subscribed to this list.
General posting guidelines and a word about netiquette
This list is a professional forum for issues dealing with technical communication. Please treat this forum, the several hundred members it serves, and the volunteers who maintain it with respect.
While this list is unmoderated (your messages are not screened before they are posted to subscribing members), the list manager, STC RMC president, and STC RMC webmaster do monitor the list's activity and have the authority to stop threads that they deem are inappropriate for the forum, as well as to suspend and/or revoke posting privileges.
As a general rule, if the matter is about technical communication and if you wouldn't mind if your next boss saw your post and knew it was from you ... it's probably acceptable to post. When in doubt, ask the list manager.
What is acceptable to post?
Anything related to technical communication is acceptable to post. This includes, but is not limited, to:
Humor is acceptable, but please put the word "HUMOR" in the subject line.
What is not acceptable to post?
Like most other high-quality mailing lists, our mailing list has rules. List members who violate the following rules will be removed from the list:
A word of caution
Remember that the internet is a very, very public place - and that words posted cannot be revoked. Potential employers do use the internet to investigate the information you present in your resume and cover letter. And current employers do the same.
See you on the list!