Govt. Contact Info
CURG Executive Board
CeRCA Centerville Rural
CONA Council Of
Other Homeowner Associations
Tallahassee - Leon County Citizens United for Responsible
To the Citizens United for Responsible Growth (aka CURG) email
list. The most important thing of course is how to pronounce CURG.
The current rule is with a soft C and G as SURGE this of course is
If you are subscribed your email address is currently on the list
of people interested in development issues in Leon County. If this
is a mistake please let me know and I will immediately remove you
from the list. The information here should be enough to get you
started. If there are any questions, please send them to me and I
will answer them as best I can.
The email address to automatically send stuff to the entire group
is Citizens United for Responsible Growth
<CURG-List@curg.org> Of course you can create a nickname in
your email software instead of typing in the whole address each
There are a few things you should keep in mind in using this list:
- If you reply to a message, your reply will go to the entire
list of people.
- To subscribe or unsubscribe from this list, please visit
the web page.
These requests will be handled automatically.
- I am not your personal secretary. I do not edit messages
for people, I do not forward mail for people, I do not
subscribe and unsubscribe people. Instructions on how to
subscribe and unsubscribe are on each and every message. If
your system is not configured correctly to handle this, go to
the CURG web site and follow the instructions there. Or look
at the original email you all got when you subscribed or the
list was set up.
If you still have problems I am glad to help, but try it
yourself first. If you want to be off the list just do it. If
you want send a good bye message to everyone explaining your
reasons, that is your choice. Just don't confuse the two.
- I can only guarantee that you will not agree with all the
opinions expressed here. That is good, we all spend too much
time talking to the same people. Occasionally people will be
incompetent and send multiple messages. That is why you have a
delete command key. Don't fill everyone else's mailbox
complaining there is too much mail
If you want to limit your source of information about
Tallahassee-Leon County that is of course your right. But
limiting your self to the highly selective stories and slanted
articles of our useless local paper is choosing ignorance.
This list is an alternative. If it is too much for you to
handle then see the instructions above.
- EDIT your replies! Chop out
all the extraneous stuff you are quoting so we don't get huge
email messages. You only need to quote a little bit to make it
known what you are replying to. The subject line itself is
usually enough. You do NOT need to quote the last 10 messages
on the subject, we all got them already. These long REDUNDANT
messages take time to download. Lets conserve our fellow
citizens time as well as our quality of life.
When responding to a message on CURG-List, be sure to make
clear to which message you're responding, either by excerpting
part of the earlier message or summarizing/paraphrasing the
applicable content. Also, when you're responding to a post of
more than a few sentences, please do not include the entire
text of the message to which you're responding so bandwidth is
not wasted. Instead, excerpt a small part of the original
message so that we know what message you are replying.
I have implemented a filter to reject messages that have
exceedingly long and unedited quotes. Expect to get rejected
email if you do not take the time to edit as well as think
about your messages.
- Sending attachments or files along with email messages is
not allowed. Turn MIME html coding off in your mail
preferences when sending messages to the list. Use
ascii/plain text only. Older browsers do not support html
MIME formatting, and these attachments and MIME html coding
show up as garbage or extra text making it hard to read and
your message will be ignored by most people.
- Please do not request a
notification or return receipt for your message. This causes
everyone on the list to attempt to respond to you. Further
many bad (i.e. wrong) mail programs will respond to the
whole list causing a big waste of everyone's time. I have
attempted to block such messages and expect to get your message
rejected if you do not turn this feature off.
- Please stay on topic. The people on
this list are here to discuss matters relevant to CURG.
Wandering off on your pet topic only annoys them and doesn't
communicate your message.
- Do not post every message to
CURG and to CONA. They are different lists with different
foci. Many folks are subscribed to both and you are only
filling their email systems with redundant messages. This will
cause them to avoid reading it. Only cross post when you
absolutely feel that reaching the last few 25% of the people is
worth annoying the remaining 75%.
Despite all these warnings, enjoy! These are guidlines to make
everyones experience here useful and enjoyable. There are many
knowledgeable people and folks who want your input and opinion.