(Frequently Asked Questions)
How do I ...
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to the Socknitters list?
The address you use to post a message to the list for all to see is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is there a limit
to the size of the messages I can send to the list?
There are no limitations as to size of the messages you can send to the list. We just ask that you use common sense and if very long, put the word "long" at the end the subject line. And please, if you are on digest mode, be sure NOT to include the entire digest when you hit reply.
Is there a limit
to the number of times I can post to the list each day?
No, there are no limitations to the number of times any member can post each day.
Can I send an email attachment
to the list?
No, Socknitters list is set up not to accept attachments.
May I copy a pattern or photo
from a book and send it to the list?
Emphatically no! All patterns and photos published in books, magazines or other sources are protected by copyright laws that we definitely do not want to infringe upon.
How do I change to my mail delivery option from Individual to Digest or
Go to http://www.groups.yahoo.com/mygroups. Click on Edit My Groups at the top of the page and then Digest, Individual or No Mail/Web Only (see next question) from the drop down menu. You may have to make up a Yahoo user ID and Password and log in with those before you can go to the page.
I'm going on vacation and don't want to unsubscribe, but I don't want all that mail piling up either. What can I do?
You can set your subscription to "no mail." You will still remain on the roster but won't get mail. To do this, Go to http://www.groups.yahoo.com/mygroups. Click on Edit My Groups at the top of the page and then No Mail/Web Only from the drop down menu at the far right of the page. You may have to make up a Yahoo user ID and Password and log in with those before you can go to the page.
Is it possible for me
to change my email address or member profile with Yahoogroups?
It is possible, but it's not particularly easy to do. Go to http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/groups/ and follow the directions under "How do I add a new email address to my Yahoo! Groups account? and "How do I remove an email address from my Yahoo! Groups account?
What is the bookmark page and where do I find it?
The bookmark page is a list of favorite sites of various socknitters members. To look at the bookmarks, go
to http://www.groups.yahoo.com/mygroups Click on socknitters and then click on "Links" on the left side of the page.
Who can add bookmarks to the bookmark page?
Any registered member of socknitters mailing list may add bookmarks to the bookmark page.
What are the archives and where do I find them?
The archives are all prior posts to the list in digest form. To look at the archives, go to http://www.groups.yahoo.com/mygroups. Click on socknitters and then click on "Messages" on the left side of the page.
What is the shared file area and where do I find it?
The shared file area is an area maintained by Yahoogroups that allows members to post any sock knitting related file, so that other members may see it. To look at the shared files area, go to http://www.groups.yahoo.com/mygroups. Click on socknitters and then click on "Files" on the left side of the page.
Who can add files to the shared file area?
Because of trouble with the uploading of copyright protected materials to the shared files area, the List Mom is the only member of socknitters mailing list who may add files to the shared file area at this time. Send any files to be uploaded to: email@example.com
have a calendar of events going on around the country?
Yes. Socknitters calendar can be found at: Calendar of Events
What format should my photos be in for inclusion on the photo page?
All photo files sent for inclusion on the Socknitters Photo Pages should be in .jpg format.
What if I have a great pair of socks that I want to see on the Socknitters Photo Pages but don't have a scanner or a digital camera.
If you have a photo you would like to see on our photo page and don't have a scanner or digital camera, one of the list moms can scan it for you. Send an email to Mary (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a snail mail address.
Does Socknitters have an official symbol for members to wear to events so they can recognize each other?
Yes, the Socknitters symbol is a mismatched pair of mini-socks pinned together at the cuff. One sock is purple with white heels and cuffs and the other is whatever you'd like it to be. The odd sock can be traded with other members for fun. An example of our symbol, and a pattern for it, can be found on the
DYOS Photo Page and it can be seen at the top of our home page at http://www.socknitters.com These socks were designed by Linda Nelson, the originator of the socknitter's list.
Is there a place where Socknitters members can post original patterns for others to use?
Yes, Socknitters maintains a page for pattern created by members. Our Design Your Own Sock page can be found at: DYOS Patterns
I don't know what
all those abbreviations in the posts mean. Is there an easy way to find out
besides admitting I don't know and writing to the list?
There is a list of abbreviations used in posts and their meanings at: Abbreviations
I have a question
not covered in these FAQs, who should I contact?
Socknitters maintains a list of people to contact for various reasons at: Socknitter Contacts
This list is a work in progress and will be added to whenever the need arises. Should you have a question that isn't answered here, please let me know (email@example.com) so that I can find the answer and post it here. Eventually, I will categorize the questions, but for now since there are so few, they are basically in the order in which I thought of them.