Who can join?
All staff in a GOVIS member agency are eligible to join the GOVIS discussion forum/s. We trust you will find it useful to join and get updates and notices. Forums are not busy and will not overflow your inbox. We welcome posts on events, topics and questions that will be of interest to other GOVIS members.
Please resubscribe if you move to another GOVIS member agency so you will continue to receive emails.
Please unsubscribe if you leave government.
How do I join a forum?
It is easy to join. Send a blank email from your work account to one or more of the addresses below
- firstname.lastname@example.org - Everyone should join this one!
- email@example.com (Information Management)
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Information Technology)
Once you have been approved by a moderator, you can post.
I have joined a forum - how do I send a message to it?
To post a message, send an email message from your work account to the appropriate forum.
- email@example.com (Information Management)
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Information Technology)
All posts are sent to your work email account.
If you click on "Reply", this means "Reply to entire forum". Use the author's email address if you only want to communicate to that person.
You can also use the forums on Yahoogroups to view the history, post and make replies. Just log in first (note this means setting up a Yahoo ID).
If you are not getting messages
- check your spam/junk folder
- make sure you add yahoogroups.com as a trusted sender, in your work email setup.
Contacts for questions: GOVIS Forum Coordinators
These GOVIS Committee members moderate the forums. You can contact them directly with any queries.
David [dot] Fitzgerald-Irons [at] stats[dot] govt [dot] nz - moderator on all forums
Ros [dot] Coote [at] dia [dot] govt [dot] nz - moderator on all forums
How do I unsubscribe from a GOVIS forum?
Send a blank email from your work account addressed to the forums you want to leave. You will be automatically unsubscribed.
Forum Changes coming up
GOVIS is looking to move off Yahoogroups and run the forums here on this site. This is partly because in the last year or so agency email-filters have started to block the Yahoogroups domain. We are running trials on this site in Q3 2011. If trials are successful you will get plenty of notice before any forums are migrated.