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For a Failure or Security Incident  involving ODMA or any nfoCentrale.net site,
use the Emergency Contact Procedure.  For a problem with SourceForge.net, contact that site.

1. Need Personal Contact?  Is It Urgent?
2. Using the ActiveODMA Discussion List
3. Viewing the ActiveODMA-Discuss List
4. Posting to ActiveODMA-Discuss


1. Need Personal Contact?  Is It Urgent?

Confidential requests are discouraged.  Contributions to the ODMA community as a shared commons is the preferred approach to discussion.  Anything that you want to know or suggest is probably of interest to others and is valuable if kept on-line.

2. Using the ActiveODMA Discussion List

2.1 The ActiveODMA Discussion List is the primary vehicle for public engagement and participation in ODMA and ActiveODMA projects.  Blogs and wikis are great additional instruments for more-elaborate, evolving discussions.   ActiveODMA-Discuss is the assured way of being able to interact with the ODMA community, ask questions, find resources, provide feedback, answer questions, and participate in other ways.

2.2 It takes a little work to use a discussion list well.  There isn't much guidance for beginners though.  A great way to get the hang of it is to observe how others use the list: review the archive and watch discussions thread along.  Many users of SourceForge are already comfortable with e-mail discussion lists.  They've picked up tips and rules-of-the road that make discussion-list usage pretty smooth and effortless.   This page gathers some of that lore for newcomers to open-list participation practices.

2.3 The most important prerequisite is a respectable off-line mail reader.  You might be able to work with an on-line, web-interface mail system, but it can be cumbersome and you'll need to be able to have it create plaintext and not go heavy on advertisements.  You're likely to hate receiving ActiveODMA-Discuss mailings on your Personal Digital Assistant, iPod or cellular phone too.  If, on the other hand, you require special arrangements for accessibility and these arrangements aren't working for you, please make that known and arrange to contact us.  We want to have accessibility "just work" and we'll need your advice and assistance in whatever we have to make that happen and confirm that it is working properly.

3. Viewing the ActiveODMA-Discuss List

4. Posting to ActiveODMA-Discuss

Finally, if you haven't done so recently, it is wise to review the SourceForge privacy and terms-of-use statements linked at the bottom of all of the ActiveODMA-discuss web pages.  Mostly, just use common sense.  It's all designed to work and no one is out to make you fail.  It just feels that way sometimes.  For me, asking questions always helps.

-- Dennis E. Hamilton
2005 May 2
updated for ODMA 2005 July 6
revised 2008-04-26


Revision History:
0.51 2008-04-26-11:48 Construction Structure Integration
This page is adjusted to have its construction structure integrate with the front porch location of the published page.  Some font adjustments are also made.  The description is updated to reflect that subscriptions are mandatory to cut down on spamming to the list.
0.50 2005-07-06-11:27 Adapt TROST Contact Information
The TROST Contact & Feedback material, version 0.40, is adapted for use with ODMA and the activeodma-discuss list.
0.00 2005-07-04-22:45 Create Initial Placeholder
Introduce an initial placeholder that serve as a target of links and provides an include-page component until more content is developed.  This page is a customization of the FAQtip Bootstrap Material [placeholder] Template 0.10.  A version from FAQtip Bootstrap 0.10 Material was used.

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