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GSBN: Digest for 10/1/05

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-> Re: Monthly Help File
     by klerner@...


Date: 1 Oct 2005 05:21:11 -0600
From: klerner@...
Subject: Re: Monthly Help File

From: klerner@...
Subject: Out of the office, September 28 - Oct. 10

I am out of the office September 28 - Oct. 10. I will not be checking email or
voice mail until I return. Thanks,

- -------- Original Message --------

> Global Straw Building Network
> email discussion list HELP file
> The GSBN is a small email list composed of representatives of regional
> organizations and other non-affiliated key individuals involved in the
> general advancement of straw-bale and other straw-use building materials
> and techniques. The intentionally small number of members range from highly
> experienced professionals to well informed laypeople.
> The GSBN was conceived as hub of communication: each member of the list
> intended to be a conduit, conveying the material posted to the list to
> their respective organizations and communities... and in the same way
> sharing applicable material from their organizations and communities with
> the GSBN.
> It's a dual-function device. First, as a somewhat mundane information
> sharing forum of a principally organizational and clerical nature; second,
> and more exciting, as a thinktank about infrastructure and large issues -
> as opposed (in both functions) to a basic how-to forum, which already
> exists elsewhere.
> However, we don't play hard-and-fast to any particular set of rules. For
> example, it's entirely within the scope of this body to discuss ideas that
> could represent significant changes in best practices before disseminating
> them as a thoroughly considered presentation in more widely attended and -
> without wanting to sound demeaning - typically less knowledgeable forums.
> In practice, the GSBN is very lightly trafficed with only occasional
> announcements, referrals, tidbits, and questions. Sometimes a month or more
> might go by with nothing from the list. It might be considered an
> under-utilization, but the really important thing is that if and when a
> truly vital need for this forum occurs, we're here and we're ready. In the
> meantime, don't be timid about making appropriate use of it.
> The costs of operating the list have lately been underwritten by The Last
> Straw Journal in exchange for use of the GSBN as an advisory board and
> technical editing arm.
> Archives of recent discussions  are at
> <a  target="_blank" href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GSBN-Greenbuilder/";>http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GSBN-Greenbuilder/</a> .  Sign in as user =
> and password = bale123.
> Archives of earlier discussions are available at
> <a  target="_blank" href="http://SustainableSources.com/GSBNarchives";>http://SustainableSources.com/GSBNarchives</a> .  User name = "straw" and password
> "bale".
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